Washington, D.C. 20549


Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. )

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Norfolk Southern Corporation

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)
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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 10, 2018.


NORFOLK, VA 23510-2191
Meeting Information
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of:        March 1, 2018
Date: May 10, 2018           Time: 8:30 A.M. EDT
Location:      Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 East Main Street
Norfolk, Virginia
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1. NOTICE AND PROXY STATEMENT                2. ANNUAL REPORT               3. FORM OF PROXY
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Voting Items
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR items 1-3:
1.       Elections of Directors
1a. Thomas D. Bell, Jr.
1b. Wesley G. Bush
1c. Daniel A. Carp
1d. Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
1e. Marcela E. Donadio
1f. Steven F. Leer
1g. Michael D. Lockhart
1h. Amy E. Miles
1i. Martin H. Nesbitt
1j. Jennifer F. Scanlon
1k. James A. Squires
1l. John R. Thompson
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR items 1-3:
2.       Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, as Norfolk Southern's independent auditors for the year ending December 31, 2018.
3. Approval of advisory resolution on executive compensation, as disclosed in the proxy statement for the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST item 4:
4.       If properly presented at the meeting, a shareholder proposal regarding right to act by written consent.
NOTE: In addition, in their discretion, the proxies are authorized to vote upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting.