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  • Author:
    Richard C. Borkowski
  • ISBN:
    0760332495
  • ISBN13:
    978-0760332498
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  • Publisher:
    Voyageur Press; 1st edition (July 15, 2008)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Transportation
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The Norfolk Southern Railway (reporting mark NS) is a Class I freight railroad in the United States

The Norfolk Southern Railway (reporting mark NS) is a Class I freight railroad in the United States. With headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, the company operates 19,420 miles (31,250 km) route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia, and has rights in Canada over the Albany to Montréal route of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and previously on CN from Buffalo to St. Thomas.

Author Borkowski, who works of Norfolk Southern, devoted only six pages to "Predecessor Railroads" so if you are . I enjoyed reading this book, as both a reference guide and history book

Author Borkowski, who works of Norfolk Southern, devoted only six pages to "Predecessor Railroads" so if you are looking for some background history, look elsewhere. The section called, "Creating A Thoroughbred" is a cursory discussion of the the merger of Norfolk and Western Railway with the Southern Railway, and their subsequent merger with NS's portion of Conrail. The best section of the book was titled, "Commodities. I enjoyed reading this book, as both a reference guide and history book. The book starts with a brief history of Norfolk Southern's bloodlines, focusing on 1960's N&W and Southern railways, and then the Conrail acquisition.

After a history of the railroads that became Norfolk Southern, author Richard Borkowski explores the railroad's corporate history . Mbi Railroad Color History. Richard C. Borkowski.

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Norfolk Southern Railway MBI Railroad Color History Hardcover Trains Borkowski.

Norfolk Southern Railway MBI Railroad Color History Hardcover Trains Borkowski.

This illustrated history tells how Norfolk Southern came to be what it is today, from .

This illustrated history tells how Norfolk Southern came to be what it is today, from the merger of two of American railroadings most legendary roads- Southern Railway and Norfolk and Western-through its rise to the heights of the worlds leading transportation companies.

The Southern Railway (reporting mark SOU) was a US class 1 railroad. Southern Railway Historical Association covers Southern Railway history. Murray, Tom. Southern Railway (MBI Railroad Color History). St. Paul: Voyageur Press, 2007. It was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined beginning in the 1830s, formally becoming the Southern Railway in 1894. It was placed under control of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, along with the Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W), in 1982, and was renamed Norfolk Southern Railway in 1990.

In 1982, when Southern Railway merged with the Norfolk & Western Railroad, the railroad became a part of the massive Norfolk . Borkowski, Richard C. Norfolk Southern Railway.

In 1982, when Southern Railway merged with the Norfolk & Western Railroad, the railroad became a part of the massive Norfolk Southern Corporation. In 1990 the Norfolk Southern Corporation leased the old Elizabeth City & Norfolk line between Chesapeake, V. and Edenton, .

With a quarter of a century behind it, Norfolk Southern is one of the oldest Class 1 railroads operating in North America. This illustrated history tells how Norfolk Southern came to be what it is today, from the merger of two of American railroadings most legendary roads-- Southern Railway and Norfolk and Western--through its rise to the heights of the worlds leading transportation companies. After a concise history of the roads that became Norfolk Southern, author Richard Borkowski explores the railroads corporate history and operating structure and details the specific operations that go into the lines customer-oriented approach, including its vast intermodal network. Along with each of Norfolk Southerns 11 operating divisions, this book offers a close look at NS motive power, a wealth of color photographs, and a specially commissioned system map.


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The pictures in this book are excellent! They are well selected, well exposed and well composed. The author knows how to photograph trains. If this was a picture book it would be a four or five star book. Alas, the text is disappointing.

Author Borkowski, who works of Norfolk Southern, devoted only six pages to "Predecessor Railroads" so if you are looking for some background history, look elsewhere. The section called, "Creating A Thoroughbred" is a cursory discussion of the the merger of Norfolk and Western Railway with the Southern Railway, and their subsequent merger with NS's portion of Conrail.

The best section of the book was titled, "Commodities." Here the author demonstrated an understanding of what the Norfolk Southern transports and how it accomplishes those tasks. This twenty-six page chapter shows the author at his best.

The largest portion of the book deals with the railroad's divisional structure. These 90 pages (out of a total of 157 pages) are about the railroad's regions, divisions and routes. They read like tables turned into text - boring. It may just be the editing, but because of the lack of any details or personal insights, I was left with the feeling that the author has no more than a nodding acquaintance with any division other than the Pocahontas Division. There must be some interesting tidbits about each of these geographic areas of the railroad that could be tossed-out to enliven the text. In addition there is a page-sized map of the Norfolk southern on page 55, but additional small maps distributed appropriately though this section and labeled with the names used in the text would have been helpful for those of us not familiar with the local cities and towns. This section is regrettably boring.

"Locomotives," the final chapter of the book, was also quite brief. I suppose that is because NS has not been around all that long (since 1982), but again the author failed to show me that he has any more than minimal knowledge of the locomotives he discusses. I just can't bring myself to believe that a conductor wouldn't know more than was in this chapter. Editing?

In any case, the pictures are probably worth most of the price of the book. The text was not worthless, but parts were either boring or too brief. I do not feel that "this new illustrated history ... provides (me with an) inside look at the Norfolk Southern system."

Perhaps I have been too hard on the author. If so I ask for his forgiveness. It would have been interesting to see the manuscript that he submitted to the editor. Perhaps the fault lays at the feet of the editor. None the less, the author takes the fall. It is his name on the book.
Cobyno
My grandson is very much into trains. I have a friend that woeks for Norfolk Southern. He told me about the calendars. You were out of them so I orderd the book. It is great for my 6 year old grandson. Has beautiful pictures,and easy for him to hold. Thanks for a good product.
Clodebd
This book is a great history of the Norfolk Southern Railroad. It was purchased as a gift for a family member who was retired from the RR. He has thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Cherry The Countess
My husband just started working for NS and this book has been very helpful for him as he is interested in learning as much as he can about the company. Great color pictures and wonderful quality!
BroWelm
I can't put I down . If you like trains this book is for you . Every picture is great.
Frei
It's absolutely wonder the author Richard Borkowski was my cousin and we are devastated by he recent passing. So thank you for having his book available for purchase.
Vozuru
Bought book for my husband who is a railroad enthusiast and loves Norfolk Southern. It will be a Christmas gift.
I enjoyed reading this book, as both a reference guide and history book. The book starts with a brief history of Norfolk Southern's bloodlines, focusing on 1960's N&W and Southern railways, and then the Conrail acquisition. This is followed by a short chapter on the typical commodities that are carried. The bulk of the book is a very informative overview of the railway's many Divisions and districts. A final chapter covers locomotives and paint schemes, and an Appendix lists the diesel roster as of 2007.

I purchased this book with the hopes that it would help me with a Norfolk Southern-themed model railroad I'm building. There are plenty of photographs covering a variety of environments (yards, mountain cuts, bridges, etc), and the operational information is incredible. One note: the book doesn't contain any prototype drawings, but that isn't a big issue to me. The book more than met my expectations, and I consider it an invaluable reference on the modern Norfolk Southern railway.