NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Railroad operator Norfolk Southern Corp. is marking the company's 30th anniversary of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Norfolk-based company says it began trading on the exchange on June 2, 1982. To mark the occasion, CEO Wick Moorman rang the closing bell in New York City on Tuesday.
Norfolk Southern operates over 20,000 miles of track in 22 states in the eastern U.S.
Its stock first began trading after the consolidation of Southern Railway and Norfolk and Western Railway. At that time, the new company's officers presented the exchange president a golden spike that had been used in national advertising announcing the company's formation.