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Reimagine Possible

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At Norfolk Southern, innovation has always defined who we are. From automated processes and predictive analytics to optimized energy management and sophisticated movement planning, NS is constantly reinventing itself, pushing the boundaries of technological possibility to improve the safety and efficiency with which freight pulses through our nation’s economy. As we confront the challenge and promise of tomorrow, NS is working to Reimagine Possible, helping America realize unprecedented prosperity as we strive to become the railroad of the future.


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Geometry … of a Star Cruiser?

Pulse lasers, accelerometers, inertial equipment ... parts for a late-model Corellian space freighter, right? Wrong – these technologies aren’t the components of a futuristic gravity drive or warp core. Instead, they are some of the cutting-edge tools integrated into the impressive track-geometry cars featured in this week’s #TechTalk.

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Looking 50 moves ahead

In this week’s #TechTalk, we’re discussing Movement Planner, an advanced logistics tool capable of designing an intricate plan to efficiently move hundreds of trains across Norfolk Southern’s complex rail system.

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Future Vision: Fixing Trains Before They Fail

Welcome back to #TechTalk. This week, we’re focusing on another cutting-edge application of big data, exploring how NS uses predictive analytics to detect locomotive-health issues before they occur.

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Big Data Charts a
Track to the Future

Today, we’re excited to highlight how Norfolk Southern is using data analytics to more intelligently maintain our extensive rail network by developing predictive track-wear models that can see up to five years into the future.

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Taking the Technology Lead
(and Jedi Training)

For this week’s #TechTalk, Wai Wong, Counsel for Technology and Strategic Communications, sat down with John Scheib, Norfolk Southern’s Chief Legal Officer and EVP Law and Administration, to discuss the future of technology at NS.

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Adaptive Cruise Control
for Your Locomotive

Welcome to our third installment of #TechTalk. This week we’re focusing on the sophisticated Energy Management systems deployed on NS locomotives, which are enabling safer train handling, considerable fuel savings, and even automation of certain locomotive operations.

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SAVING THE PLANET ...
IN SLEEP(ER) MODE

Welcome back to #TechTalk! In our second installment, we’re discussing SLEEPER stations, a great example of Norfolk Southern using technology to improve its environmental footprint while also increasing the efficiency of its operations.

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EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE

Norfolk Southern is excited to announce its ongoing series highlighting the cutting-edge technologies currently being developed and deployed on our network. Join us every other week as we explore amazing advances and industry-changing inventions that are helping NS Reimagine Possible.

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