The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from 2 officials with the Norfolk Southern Railroad, at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Justin Meco and Tim Crouch from Norfolk Southern Railroad, presented the program on the Illinois Division of the railroad. Crouch told the Kiwanis Club that the Illinois Division employs some 13-hundred employees with an annual payroll of some 110-million dollars, and covers over 1400 miles of track in the state.
Crouch added that their Decatur Terminal, is among the largest flat switching rail yards in the United States.
And, he added that the intermodal business, moving semi containers on trains, continues to be a growing part of Norfolk Southern's business.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.
CAPTION TO PIX: 2 officials from Norfolk Southern Railroad, were guest speakers at Tuesday's Taylorville Kiwanis Club weekly luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. From the left: Justin Meco, Superintendent, Norfolk Southern Railroad; Kiwanis program chair John McClure; Tim Crouch, Assistant Superintendent of Dispatch, Norfolk Southern Railroad; Kiwanis Club president Will Perkins.