CSX in Alabama

CSX Operations in Alabama

  • Operates and maintains nearly 1,500 miles of track*
  • Maintains nearly 2,000 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled more than 1.5 million carloads of freight on the state’s rail network
  • At the end of 2013, CSX employed more than 1,500 people
  • Throughout 2013, CSX reported more than $110 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2013, CSX invested more than $70.5 million in its Alabama network. In addition, the company invested more than $578 million in freight cars and other rolling assets to serve customers through its rail system.
  • CSX carries a variety of commodities important to our economy and way of life, including consumer products, automobiles, food and agriculture products, coal and chemicals. Major commodities produced or consumed within the state include containerized consumer goods, coal, aggregates, passenger vehicles and packaging paper.

CSX Facilities in Alabama

  • Major rail yards in Birmingham (Boyles), Mobile and Montgomery
  • Intermodal terminal in Mobile
  • Central Alabama Intermodal Container Transfer Facility in Bessemer
  • TRANSFLO terminals in Birmingham and Montgomery
  • Automotive distribution center in Birmingham

CSX and the Alabama Community

  • In partnership with state and local economic development agencies in Alabama, businesses invested more than $48.3 million in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2013. These investments will generate nearly 200 new jobs at those businesses.
  • CSX has designated the Macon County I-85 Site in Tuskegee and Notasulga and the Wasden Road I-65 Site in Montgomery as “Select Sites,” rail-served, ready-to-build locations for industrial development and expansion. The “Select Site” program is part of CSX’s networkwide economic development initiative.
  • CSX sponsored a City Year service day in Birmingham. Through its partnership with City Year, CSX brings its emphasis on safety and excellence to directly impact communities across the country.
  • In 2013, CSX contributed more than $350,000 to organizations in Alabama, including Habitat for Humanity, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Community Food Bank of Central Alabama and Alabama Operation Lifesaver.


* Miles of track includes single main track, other main track, yard tracks and sidings as of December 31, 2013.
** This figure includes current and former employees.

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