NS Safety Train Begins Ohio Swing

Norfolk Southern’s Whistle-Stop Safety Train began its journey through Ohio this morning when it left Cincinnati en route to Columbus.

Although NS has not announced the schedule for the train, it is reportedly scheduled to leave at 9 a.m. on each of the days that it operates in Ohio.

Reports on Heritage Units.com today supported the information that the safety train will depart at 9 a.m.

On Wednesday the train will travel from Columbus to Bellevue while on Thursday it will travel from Bellevue to Alliance via Cleveland.

A 9 a.m. departure from Bellevue would put the train into Cleveland by late morning. Given that the train will be bound for Alliance, it is likely to take the connection in Vermilion to the Chicago Line.

The train is being pulled by NS 9-1-1, the tribute unit to first responders. Select first responders along with elected officials and other invited guests will be aboard the safety special, which is being co-sponsored by Ohio Operation Lifesaver.

Although an NS news release spoke of the train making “stops” in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Bellevue, Cleveland and Alliance, it does not appear that those will be public events. The stops appear to be for the purpose of boarding and discharging invited guests.

Before coming to Ohio, the safety train made a swing through North Carolina and South Carolina.

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