Up to 20 employees are expected to be furloughed by Norfolk Southern at the Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona. According to an announcement by Norfolk Southern, the furloughs are part of overall plans to align the company’s operations with the current economy. Norfolk Southern said they will work with furloughed employees that may have the opportunity to apply for positions, as available, elsewhere on the system. Company reps said the decision was difficult, and they appreciate the hard work and commitment of all the men and women on the Thoroughbred Team. They also said they plan to continue their strong presence in our area.