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NS Lawmen band to perform

(Norfolk Southern issued the following news release on April 11.)

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corporation's Lawmen band will bring their railroad-rich mix of mountain, folk, bluegrass and country music to America's Anniversary Weekend.

The weekend is a three-day commemoration of the legacies of Jamestown, Va., where the modern concepts of free enterprise, rule of law and diversity took root 400 years ago. The Lawmen will perform from 9 pm. to 10 p.m., on Sunday, May 13, on the Democracy Stage in Jamestown's Anniversary Park.

"Norfolk Southern is one of Virginia's earliest corporate citizens and was the first major corporate sponsor of America's 400th Anniversary," said Stan West, the band's manager. "It's a privilege for us to represent our fellow railroaders and to perform in such stellar company." America's Anniversary Weekend will feature music by Grammy Award winners Bruce Hornsby, Chaka Khan and Ricky Skaggs, as well as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra and a 1,607-voice choir representing most of the U.S.

Single-day date-specific tickets for the event - which include admission to concerts -- are $30 for adults and can be purchased at http://www.americas400thanniversary.com/ or 1-866-400-1607.

The Lawmen are Dale McCoy, electric guitar, banjo and vocals; E.T. Jackson, rhythm guitar, electric guitar and vocals; Mark Crawford, five-string electric bass guitar and harmony vocals; Freddie James, drums and vocals; and Myron Smith, electric pedal steel guitar and vocals. The Web address is http://www.norfolksouthernlawmen.com/ .

The earliest NS Lawmen band got its start in the 1950s, and the name reflected the fact that its members also served as railroad policemen. The modern Lawmen don't wear badges, but they do give some 200 performances a year across the country, appearing on television programs and in venues ranging from the Grand Ole Opry to the Smithsonian Institution.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. NS operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America's largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

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