Norfolk Southern - DSLE Agreement

Norfolk Southern Corporation
Three Commercial Place
Norfolk, Virginia 23510-2191

Kenneth J. Brien
Labor Relations
(757) 629-2453


March 1, 2000

Mr. W. E. Knight
General Chairman, BLE
P.O. Box 279, South Street
Wheelersburg, OH 45694

Mr. S. D. Speagle
General Chairman, BLE
P.O. Box 4509
Decatur, IL 62521

Mr. R. C. Wallace
General Chairman, BLE
P.O. Box 16039
Asheville, NC 28816


This refers to our discussion regarding the use of locomotive
engineers to perform annual monitoring of locomotive engineers
in accordance with FRA Part 240 and the periodic monitoring
of locomotive engineer trainees. Engineers used in this capacity
will not be responsible for the final qualification of engineer trainees.
It was agreed that the BLE Local Chairman and Division Road
Foreman would select mutually agreeable engineer volunteers.

The selected engineers will be used on an as needed basis and be
compensated at a rate of $240 per day in addition to reasonable
and customary expenses for lodging, travel and meals while
performing the functions referred to above. If this accurately reflects
your understanding please so indicate by signing in the space
provided below.

Very truly yours,


W. E. Knight, General Chairman, BLE

S. D. Speagle, General Chairman, BLE

R. C. Wallace, General Chairman, BLE