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NORFOLK SOUTHERN LAUNCHES 26TH YEAR OF STEAM TRAIN EXCURSIONS

 NORFOLK SOUTHERN LAUNCHES 26TH YEAR OF STEAM TRAIN EXCURSIONS
 ROANOKE, Va., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With a round trip March 28-29 from Birmingham, Ala., to Chattanooga, Tenn., Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) launched its 26th year of steam train excursions.
 Until mid-November Norfolk Southern plans to run 48 trips in 16 states, according to Carl S. Jensen, manager of steam operations. In 1991, more than 46,900 persons rode on 60 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 4-8-4 passenger class J611.
 The 1992 schedule is available free from: Carl S. Jensen, Manager, Steam Operations, Norfolk Southern, 110 Franklin Rd., SE, Roanoke, Va. 24042-0002.
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 /CONTACT: Bob Auman, senior spec. representative, 703-981-5426, or Don Piedmont, director, 703-981-5407, both of the public relations department of Norfolk Southern/
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