Norfolk Southern Days
June 13 and 14, 2015
Celebrate one of the nation’s premier transportation companies, whose history spans nearly two centuries to the earliest days of American railroading. Get up close to a contemporary, in-service locomotive and historic railroad equipment from the “Thoroughbred of Transportation.”
Also featured will be the Norfolk Southern exhibit car, a rolling display about rail people and technology, Operation Lifesaver and other special presentations. This program is presented in partnership with the Norfolk Southern Corporation. Norfolk Southern, which operates extensive trackage in Pennsylvania, is the successor to a number of earlier railroads that operated in the eastern United States.
Regular Museum hours. Included in the regular Museum admission.
A brand new Norfolk Southern ES44AC locomotive, No. 8102, painted in historic Pennsylvania Railroad livery, made a special appearance here during Norfolk Southern Days several years ago.
In addition to Norfolk Southern's contributions to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's 1915 street scene and cab simulator exhibits, the company and foundation have provided financial support for making the Museum's library and archival collections electronically accessible to the public and developing virtual tours, upgrades to information kiosks and a new digital signage system, as well as giving children the opportunity to benefit from the Museum's summer day camp program.
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 a Norfolk, Virginia-based company that controls a major freight railroad, Norfolk Southern Railway Company. The railway operates 21,500 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and the province of Ontario, serves 20 ports and connects with rail partners in the West and Canada, linking customers to markets around the world. Norfolk Southern provides comprehensive logistics services and offers the most extensive intermodal network in the East.