The Board of Directors
Norfolk Southern Corporation:
Re: Registration Statement Nos. 33-52031, 333-71321, 333-60722, 333-100936,
333-109069 and 333-168414 on Form S-8 and 333-179569 on Form S-3.
With respect to the subject registration statements, we acknowledge our awareness of the use therein of our report dated July 27, 2012 related to our review of interim financial information.
Pursuant to Rule 436(c) under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Act), such report is not considered part of a registration statement prepared or certified by an independent registered public accounting firm, or a report prepared or certified by an independent registered public accounting firm within the meaning of Sections 7 and 11 of the Act.
July 27, 2012