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NORFOLK SOUTHERN TO LAUNCH 27TH YEAR OF STEAM TRAIN EXCURSIONS

 ROANOKE, Va., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With a round trip on April 3-4 from Birmingham, Alabama, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) will launch its 27th year of steam train excursions.
 Until mid-November Norfolk Southern plans to operate 47 trips in parts of 16 states, according to Carl S. Jensen, manager of steam operations. In 1992, more than 39,000 persons rode on 48 trips, he noted.
 The NS steam excursions will run in parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
 Excursions will be sponsored by local chapters of the National Railway Historical Society and by railroad clubs and museums. Most will be powered by the NW streamlined steam locomotive 611.
 The 1993 schedule is available at no charge from: Carl S. Jensen, Manager, Steam Operations, Norfolk Southern, 110 Franklin Rd. SE, Roanoke, VA 24042-0002.
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 /CONTACT: J. Donlan Piedmont, 703-981-5407, or Robert M. Auman, 703-981-5426, both of Norfolk Southern Corporation/
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