NS pursues innovation at intermodal terminals

5/25/2021
Norfolk Southern Railway is shifting from traditional diesel hydraulic cranes to diesel-electric hybrid cranes at a number of terminals, including the Class I’s 47th Street intermodal facility in Chicago. Supplied by Konecranes, the high-tech hybrids reduce carbon emissions, cut fuel costs and need fewer repairs compared with conventional diesel cranes. Credit: Norfolk Southern Railway

Norfolk Southern Railway is trying to pick up its pace to lead the rail industry in innovation and build the digital railroad of the future. Mobile applications, artificial intelligence and mathematical models already are helping the Class I enhance safety and increase productivity.

 

 
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