Norfolk Southern Days
June 13 and 14, 2015
Norfolk Southern’s SD60E locomotive No. 911, honoring the contributions of our nation’s first responders, was scheduled, but unfortunately could not make it. However the rest of the events took place as scheduled, including the availability of the Museum's latest acquisiton, Amtrak AEM7 No. 915.This event highlights railroad heritage and safety.
Locomotive No. 911 joins 20 others in Norfolk Southern’s heritage program, painted in schemes of its predecessor railroads, as well as a GoRail unit and a locomotive honoring United States military veterans. No. 911 honors our country’s hard working and dedicated first responders who do their part, every day, to keep our communities safe.
First responders — police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel, paid and volunteer — will be admitted to the Museum these days at a 50% discount. Just present a current ID card.
Also on hand will be a vintage F7 locomotive No. 4271, sleeper observation car No. 7 Pennsylvania, and the Norfolk Southern exhibit car. In 2006, Norfolk Southern replaced the modern engines that formerly hauled its executive train with a set of vintage diesel F units, sporting the tuxedo paint scheme of its Southern Railway predecessor and incorporating the company’s distinctive thoroughbred symbol.
Car No. 7, the Pennsylvania, was originally built in 1911 for the Norfolk & Western. The Norfolk Southern exhibit car, housed in a restored passenger coach, features interactive exhibits about the railroad’s history and operations.
- Operation Lifesaver also will play a key role during Norfolk Southern Days, engaging Museum visitors about the importance of safety around trains.
- Norfolk Southern employees also will be on hand to discuss the equipment and talk about today’s jobs in railroading.
- Catcher, the Museum's mascot, will greet visitors at various times during the event.
- Listen to great music when the Norfolk Southern Lawmen perform. Employed by Norfolk Southern, these fulltime musicians often log as many as 200 performances a year.
Visitors will also enjoy our Norfolk Southern locomotive cab simulator. It's built from a real Norfolk Southern diesel locomotive cab. We've installed realistic operating controls and a video monitor to help you guide the train from Lancaster into Harrisburg.
The cab of Norfolk Southern No. 2898, an EMD (Electro-Motive Division of General Motors) GP-38 built in 1969 for Penn Central and subsequently operating under Conrail, is wheelchair accessible.
This program is presented in partnership with
the Norfolk Southern Corporation. The Norfolk Southern Foundation has exercised substantial community responsibility by providing several grants to the museum which have enabled new exhibits and modern processing of archives.
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the east and is a major transporter of coal, automotive and industrial products.
Regular Museum hours. Included in the regular Museum admission.