Behind every Norfolk Southern train is an extensive network of track and terminal, a fleet of fuel-efficient locomotives and freight cars, and a team of dedicated employees who work around the clock to provide safe and reliable rail transportation. Join us behind the scenes for a closer look at how Norfolk Southern helps to move the global economy.
The Historic Triumph
A feat of railroad engineering that supports 150,000 tons of freight per day, Horseshoe Curve is a three-track railroad curve built in 1854 to bisect the Allegheny Mountains. Join the thousands of spectators who visit yearly to witness one of the few places on Earth where the locomotive engineer can see the end of the train without having to look back. Experience Horseshoe Curve in 360 degrees.
“It's kind of mind-boggling when you see a locomotive in the air, because you won't see it anywhere else unless you work here.”
The Innovation of Renovation
The skilled craftsmen and women of Juniata Locomotive Shop - the best in the industry - can overhaul and refurbish a gigantic and complex locomotive in just six days. Some 925 employees at the shop help keep up a fleet of 3,800 locomotives. Explore the work bays at Juniata, each two football fields long, and enjoy a 360-degree look behind the scenes.
“The train lines look like the veins running through your body. Everything comes to the heart. And we are lucky to be the heart of Norfolk Southern.”
A Symphony in Motion
Strategically positioned in Bellevue, Moorman Yard is the third largest rail yard in America. Here, railroaders sort trains and freight cars for their destinations, in the same way the flow of passengers and planes is controlled at an airport. Experience an immersive look at train classification and car switching across the yard's 80 tracks.