NS Crews Will All Be Home for Christmas

Norfolk Southern said this week that it will cease hauling freight between Christmas Eve and Dec. 27.

NS logo 2In a service advisory sent to shippers, NS said it will halt operations at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 and resume them at 7 a.m. on  Dec. 27.

However, NS employees will working on New Year’s Day when operations with run as usual with the exception of some yard jobs that will be idled.

Trains magazine observed that such a total shutdown such as the one that NS is planning is rare. Citing BSNF as an example, the magazine said that railroads might slow their operations on Christmas but will run some trains.

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