Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
July 26, 2017 (July 25, 2017)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
Three Commercial Place
Norfolk, Virginia 
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Address of principal executive offices)

No Change
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 502.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On July 25, 2017, the Norfolk Southern Board of Directors appointed Thomas E. Hurlbut to serve as interim Chief Financial Officer effective August 1, 2017.

Mr. Hurlbut, age 52, currently serves as Vice President and Controller of Norfolk Southern and will continue to serve in that role in addition to assuming the duties of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hurlbut has been employed by Norfolk Southern since 1992 and served as Vice President and Controller since November 1, 2013. Prior thereto, he served as Vice President Audit and Compliance from February 1, 2010 until October 31, 2013.

Norfolk Southern confirms, as required by regulations under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, that (1) there is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Hurlbut and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as an officer, (2) there is no family relationship between Mr. Hurlbut and any director or other executive officer of Norfolk Southern, and (3) there is no transaction or currently proposed transaction in which Norfolk Southern was or is to be a participant and the amount involved exceeds $120,000, and in which Mr. Hurlbut had or will have a direct or indirect material interest, other than compensation solely resulting from the employment relationship. No material plan, contract or arrangement (whether or not written) to which Mr. Hurlbut is a party or participant was entered into or materially amended in connection with his appointment, and Mr. Hurlbut did not receive any grant or award or modification thereto under any such plan, contract or arrangement in connection with such event.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


/s/ Denise W. Hutson        
Name:  Denise W. Hutson
Title:    Corporate Secretary
Date: July 26, 2017