Norfolk Southern Exhibition Car

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Summary: This project won an honorable mention in the 2014 John and Jane Public Competition. From TRB Committee ADA 60: Norfolk Southern’s showcase on wheels, the Exhibition Car is a rolling museum of modern transportation technology. It has served as a goodwill ambassador for Norfolk Southern and the rail industry. In three decades of service as an Exhibition Car, NS 27 has opened its doors to more than 1.5 million people in some 300 cities where the car has toured. The exhibit car features the following: Displays inside the car illustrate how people and technology support freight safely. Locomotive simulator provides visitors a chance to see life from an engineer’s point of view. Mock-up of a locomotive combines computer animation with realistic controls – complete with horn, throttle, and brake – to demonstrate the dangers of trespassing on railroad property. Train-dispatching center uses video presentations and a lighted system board to portray movements on an imaginary operating division, and illustrate how people in a dispatching office – the nerve center of the railroad – manage hundreds of trains daily to provide safe and efficient transportation services.

This document addresses the following performance areas:
Intended audiences: Public
Intended messages: We're Accountable
Intended messengers: Outside Partner/ Independent Voice

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