Bellevue Yard to be Named in Honor of Moorman

Bellevue Yard is being named after Norfolk Southern’s recently-retired CEO Charles W. “Wick” Moorman.

Moorman retired June 1 after a 45-year career and assumed the position of executive chairman of the NS board of directors.

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Charles W. “Wick” Moorman

After the completion of an expansion earlier this year, Bellevue Yard became the largest classification yard in the NS system.

NS President and CEO Jim Squires said that Moorman is being honored “for his leadership in support of freight railroads and their investors, customers, and employees. Wick’s incredible talent has been to bring the entire Thoroughbred team forward in the same direction—always forward, always with enthusiasm and the right intent, always with the sense that we can do great things. Shareholders, employees, business partners—all are better for it. This is timely and well-deserved recognition for a railroader who thinks big, who thinks long-term, and who does the right things in the right ways.”

Moorman began his career in 1970 with the Southern Railway as a co-op student.

He began as a track worker and worked his way up to various senior-level management positions before being appointed chairman, president and CEO in 2006.

The $160 million improvement of Bellevue yard doubles the size of the facility that was built in 1966 by the Norfolk & Western. Previously Bellevue had hosted a smaller yard and shop facilities for the Nickel Plate Road.

Bellevue is one of 11 primary classification yards at NS. Five NS routes converge on Bellevue and the yard handles about 3,200 carloads daily.

Between 100 to 110 trains a day pass through Belleveue with 20 to 30 trains originating there.

Most of the trains carry automobiles and parts, agricultural products and consumer products.

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