David R. Goode

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David R. Goode is the retired Chairman, President, and CEO of Norfolk Southern Corporation (holding company engaged principally in surface transportation). Other directorships: Caterpillar Inc.; Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Georgia-Pacific Corporation; Norfolk Southern Railway, and Texas Instruments Incorporated. Goode has been a director of Caterpillar since 1993. He is also on the Board of Directors of Delta Air Lines. He attended Duke University and Harvard Law School. He was chosen as the Railroader of the Year by industry trade journal Railway Age for 1998 and again in 2005.[1]

The Norfolk Southern office building in midtown Atlanta was named in his honor in 2005.[2]

He is also known for ending the steam program of the Class J 611 and Class A 1218 in 1994.

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  1. ^ Virginia House of Delegates. "House Joint Resolution No. 930". February 24, 2005. Retrieved on May 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Norfolk Southern Corporation. "Norfolk Southern Names Atlanta Building for David R. Goode" (Press Release). September 27, 2005. Retrieved on May 16, 2013.

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Preceded by
Paul M. Tellier (CN)
Railroader of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Edward Burkhardt (WC)
Preceded by
Robert J. Ritchie (CP)
Railroader of the Year
2005
Succeeded by
Richard F. Timmons (ASLRRA)