Event Information:

  • Wed

    Norfolk Southern Tower/Track Tour

    11:00 amCity of Austell Threadmill Complex, 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Suite 101, Austell, GA 30106

    This event has been postponed. We'll let everyone know when a reschedule date has been set. Sorry for any inconvenience!



    Join us for a tour of Norfolk Southern’s John W. Whitaker Terminal is a facility where containers and trailers move from the interstate/highway system to the rail network and back. It links the Atlanta area to other intermodal terminals across North America and the world.

    The initial meeting will be at 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Austell, GA (City of Austell Threadmill)

    Directions to Facility: Take I-20 to Exit 44 (Thornton Road/Austell/Route 6 North). Go approximately 6 miles and turn right onto Route 6 Spur (Dr. Luke Garrett, Jr. Memorial Highway). Go to Austell-Powder Springs Road and turn left Threadmill complex will be on left about 2 miles.

    Tour Details: The John W. Whitaker Terminal in Austell, GA is one of the largest intermodal facilities east of the Mississippi River. The 7 million square foot facility handles between 380,000 and 400,000 units per year. This tour will begin with networking and lunch at the City of Austell Threadmill Complex in Austell (located at 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Austell, Georgia) and move by chartered bus to the terminal in Austell. Once on site, the group will split. One group will tour the facility by bus, viewing activity along the tracks and the operation of the gantry crane systems as they shift containers and trailers from rail to truck and back. The other group will tour the command and control facilities in the tower. There they will see the planning and scheduling activities as they happen. Bus will return participants to the Threadmill Complex after the tour’s completion.

    Tour registrants will need to sign an indemnification document which will be available at the Threadmill Complex
    Advanced pre-registration: $35.00 CSCMP members / $50.00 non-members / $25.00 Full-time student members.
    Late Registration or Walk-up/Day-of-Event Cost: $50.00 (cash or check only) space permitting
    Advanced pre-registration will end on May 29, 2018 (Tour limited to 40 guests)

    About Norfolk Southern:
    Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

    For questions: Stan Chatlen, schatlen@hotmail.com