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Left to right- NS Senior managers-Rob Robinson AVP shortline Marketing. Scott McGregor- AVP Paper Clay & Forest Products, and Mike McClellan- VP Marketing Norfolk Southern and Todd Hunter – Director of Marketing North Shore Railroads.

Norfolk Southern’s introduction of the award by Chris Spiceland of NS Shortline Marketing says it all…

“This person (before I mentioned your name, of course, you were simply “this person”) means so much to Norfolk Southern and is such a great partner with us.  He is truly our eyes and ears for much of the NS service area that connects with his SLs.  When he sees something that doesn’t look right or doesn’t make sense in terms of our local operations, he is the first to point that out to us.  In fact, his recommendations on routing Buffalo Line traffic to and from one of his interchanges had substantial benefit to NS.  It is almost like having an extra NS service-design employee out there looking for operating inefficiencies and better ways to move traffic.  So without further ado, it is our honor to present the “Transportation Optimization Award”  to Todd Hunter of the North Shore Railroad.”

Todd is responsible for all business development and marketing of the 6 shortlines operated by North Shore Railroads in North Central PA-the largest of which is the Williamsport based Lycoming Valley Railroad.