CSX in North Carolina

CSX Operations in North Carolina

  • Operates and maintains more than 1,700 miles of track*
  • Maintains nearly 4,230 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled nearly 840,000 carloads of freight during 2012
  • At the end of 2012, CSX employed more than 1,000 people
  • Throughout 2012, CSX reported nearly $88 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2012, CSX invested more than $63.5 million in its North Carolina network. In addition, the company invested more than $864 million in freight cars and other rolling assets to serve customers through its rail service.
  • 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. Products shipped in North Carolina include containerized consumer goods, feed grain, aggregates and iron scrap.

CSX Facilities in North Carolina

  • Major rail yards in Hamlet and Rocky Mount
  • Intermodal terminal in Charlotte
  • TRANSFLO terminals in Charlotte (two), Raleigh, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem

CSX and the North Carolina Community

  • CSX sponsored a City Year service day in Charlotte. Through its partnership with City Year, CSX brings its emphasis on safety and excellence to directly impact communities across the country.
  • CSX has designated Kingsboro Industrial Sites in Rocky Mount as a “Select Site,” a rail-served, ready-to-build location for industrial development and expansion. The “Select Site” program is part of CSX’s network-wide economic development initiative.
  • In 2012, CSX contributed $194,000 to national organizations and those in North Carolina, including the American Red Cross.

National Gateway

  • The National Gateway is an approximately $850 million, multi-state, public-private infrastructure project to improve the flow of freight between the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest by clearing key freight corridors for double-stack rail service. The National Gateway has received considerable state and federal funding and construction on this key initiative is well under way. CSX is investing approximately $575 million in the project.

The National Gateway delivers nearly $650 million of public benefits to North Carolina:

  • More than 1 million tons reduction in carbon dioxide emissions
  • $40 million savings in highway maintenance costs
  • $200 million savings in logistics costs

Expansion of the Charlotte intermodal terminal as part of the National Gateway will bring new economic opportunities and many jobs to the state, as well as augment the Port of Wilmington's ability to handle goods going to and coming from world markets. The new Northwest Ohio Terminal Facility and double-stack clearances will improve existing intermodal service and expand freight shipping options between North Carolina and Midwest markets.


Charlotte Intermodal Terminal Expansion Project (Charlotte)

  • The project seeks to create capacity and increase efficiency at the existing intermodal terminal and is funded through a grant from the federal government and CSX.

* Miles of track includes single main track, other main track, yard tracks and sidings as of December 31, 2012.
** This figure includes current and former employees.

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