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Norfolk Southern has more than 16,000 railcars exclusively for metals and construction shipping, including our revolutionary high-strength steel cars that offer greater capacity and lower emissions. Our superior rail network covers 22 Eastern states, and together with our hundreds of logistics partners, we can connect you to all of North America.  Each year, we ship enough steel to manufacture twice the number of cars made in the U.S.  

Our team has direct access to:

  • 37 integrated and mini mills 
  • 50+ steel processors 
  • 150 scrapping facilities 
  • 67 quarries 
  • 30 aggregate distribution yards 
  • 15 cement facilities
  • 70 transload facilities

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Our metals team provides best-in-class shipping solutions for our customers in sheet metal and coiled steel; slabs, billets, rebar, structural steel, pipe, and plate; scrap, pig iron, DRI, HBI, and scrap substitutes; aluminum, zinc, lead, copper, and other specialty metals.

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Our construction teams serves shippers and receivers of aggregates, cement, and concrete; limestone, roofing, gypsum, and brick; kaolin and clay; tractors, transformers, wind turbines, railroad equipment, and other large machinery; and military and government materials.

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Find Nearby Transload Facilities

Explore facilities with our GIS-based, first-in-class search engine, designed for businesses and site selection experts.

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Find a Local Connection

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

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Explore Our System Map

Our network of 19,000+ miles of rail lines drive growth for our customers and competition in a global marketplace.

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Find Metals & Construction Tariffs

All tariffs are published online.

Rates for New Customers

Get started and reach out to our team for your product-specific rate. Be sure to include your origin and destination information.

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Rates for Current Customers

Public tariffs and your private rates are available in AccessNS.

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Interested in Learning How Rail Shipping Works?

Check out our customer-centric and operations-driven service across a powerful rail system.

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Explore Shipping With Us

If your business is looking to ship metals or construction freight with Norfolk Southern reachout to a member of our team.

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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 Metals & Construction Shipping


Explore equipment options, move equipment into service, or learn more about loading and securement.

Dimensional & Oversized

See how to ship large machinery with substantial dimensions on our extensive network.

Manage Logistics

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

Expand Your Footprint

Connect with us to find the site you need and make informed site-location and expansion decisions.

Accounting & Billing

Establish credit, update electronic billing, or get an overcharge refund.

Freight Claims

Get details and start your claim.

Find Available Rail-Served Properties

Explore potential sites for development with our GIS-based, first-in-class search engine, designed for businesses and site selection experts.

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Calculate Carbon Savings

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

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Brian Blanco

Group Manager

Sheet metal / coils



Emily Loveless

Market Manager

Sheet metal / coils



Mateo Cadavid

Market Manager

Scrap metal, HBI, DRI, pig iron



McCade Cooper

Account Manager

All Steel products



Henry Edwards

Market Manager

Structural steel, bars, pipe & plate


Brendon Rudiger

Group Manager

Iron & Steel and Scrap



Sabrina Devogt

Market Manager




Sandy Santangelo

National Account Manager



David Williams

Group Manager




Andrew Mitchell

Market Manager

Cement & Concrete



Corey Glover

Asst. Market Manager

Misc. Construction



Michael Johnson

Account Manager




Kristie Riddle 
Account Manager

Military & Government 



Bernie Williams

Group Vice President

Metals & Construction



Brian Vittur




Michael Hunley

Director, Construction




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