|  Clifton Linton

NS Jumps on the PSR Trend

Norfolk Southern Railway said today that it is in the process of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) operating principals as it seeks to lower its operating ratio and improve system efficiency.

In the company’s quarterly earnings call, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Michael J. Wheeler, outlined the railroad’s “clean sheet” program – which sounds similar to PSR. In fact, later in the call Chairman, President and CEO James Squires referred to the program as an implementation of PSR principals. Over the past few months Norfolk S...

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