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We help you transport your chemical and waste products from rail to truck safely with our certified Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer facilities. 


With nearly two centuries of service, our team remains dedicated to providing safe rail service, whether we’re shipping through small communities or big cities. Check out our safety initiatives to learn more about our commitment to safety.

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What We Ship

We can help you safely ship and receive organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, waste, sand, NGLs, crude oil, petroleum, and plastics.

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Find a Local Connection

To deliver goods to you, we work with 245 short line partners.

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Explore Our System Map

Our network of 19,500+ miles of rail lines drives growth for our customers and competition in a global marketplace.

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Interested in Learning How Rail Shipping Works?

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If your business is looking to ship chemical freight with Norfolk Southern, please contact Richard Diekman

Make sure to include the name of your business, the type of commodities shipped, and, if you know it, the STCC code.

Key Resources for Chemical Shipping

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Track shipments, get real-time data, request pricing, and more with our one-stop digital dashboard.

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Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer

Transfer your bulk product from rail to truck.

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Explore how much your company could reduce its carbon emissions by shipping with Norfolk Southern. Check out our Carbon Calculator.

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Kevin Fizer

Group Manager

Inorganic Chemicals



AJ Kelly

Group Manager




Larry Ricks

Group Manager

Sand & NGLs



Jason Foote

Group Manager




Josh Wiggins

Group Manager

Crude & Petroleum



Jake Trevey

Group Manager

Organic Chemicals




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