NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) reported record fourth-quarter 2013 net income of $513 million, or $1.64 per diluted share, 24 percent higher compared with $413 million, or $1.30 per diluted share, earned in the fourth quarter of 2012. The railway operating ratio, or operating expenses as a percentage of revenue, improved 5 percent to 69.4 percent. Fourth-quarter 2013 records Railway operating revenues totaled $2.9 billion, up 7 percent. Income from railway operations was $881 million, 23 percent higher. Net income totaled $513 million, up 24 percent. Diluted earnings per share of $1.64 improved 26 percent.
Amtrak says it is adding more seats to the Auto Train on trips between Jan. 1 and March 31. According to Amtrak, up to 60 additional coach seats will be available for travel on variety of dates on Train 53 to Florida (Jan. 1-9; Jan. 16; Jan. 29-Feb. 1; Feb 14-15; and Feb. 28) and Train 52 from Florida (Jan. 2-4; Feb. 22; Feb. 28; March 1; March 15; and March 29-31). The Auto Train offers both coach and sleeper accommodations. “The Auto Train is the easiest and most enjoyable way to travel between the northeast and Florida while your