KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Ed Boyle, VP of Engineering at Norfolk Southern, opened the AREMA Railway Roadbed & Ballast Symposium this morning with an address that focused on the accomplishments of the NS engineering team in 2022.
Kyra Senese, our Managing Editor, reported on the recent accomplishments of the NS engineering team in late January, and details of these accomplishments.
Ed pointed out that while each railroad has it’s own approach to maintenance of way, the rail engineering teams among Class Is, short lines, and transits are actually one big team, including the industry suppliers, consultants, and the academic community. Boyle added that the only way the industry will succeed is to realize that it is one team, and key knowledge and advances must be shared among all members of the team.
In conclusion, Boyle reported that Norfolk Southern is looking for 2023 to be even better than 2022, and that the critical aspect of engineering and maintenance-of-way success is the teamwork among the many MOW employees at NS.