CSX in North Carolina

CSX Operations in North Carolina

  • Operates and maintains nearly 1,800 miles of track*
  • Maintains nearly 1,700 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled more than 915,000 carloads of freight on the state’s rail network
  • At the end of 2014, CSX employed nearly 1,120 people
  • Throughout 2014, CSX reported nearly $94 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2014, CSX invested nearly $70.2 million in its North Carolina network. In addition, the company invested nearly $539 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, and feed grain and ingredients

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

Investment Projects
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 CSX is investing approximately $575 million in the project.
  • The first phase of the National Gateway, which clears the way for double-stack intermodal service between CSX’s existing terminal in Chambersburg, Pa., and its state-of-the-art hub facility in Northwest Ohio, was completed on time and on budget in September 2013. The project is currently in its second phase, which will double-stack clear the CSX corridor between Chambersburg and mid-Atlantic ports.

CSX and the North Carolina Community

  • In partnership with state and local economic development agencies, North Carolina businesses invested more than $166 million in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2014. These investments will generate 1,670 new jobs at those businesses.
  • CSX has designated Kingsboro Industrial Sites in Rocky Mount and the Mid-Atlantic Industrial Rail Park in Leland as “Select Sites,” which are rail-served, ready-to-build locations for industrial development and expansion. The “Select Site” program is part of CSX’s network-wide economic development initiative.
  • In 2014, CSX contributed more than $165,000 to organizations in North Carolina, including Whitakers Volunteer Fire Department, North Carolina Operation Lifesaver, Stop Hunger Now and the Spruce Pine Main Street beautification program.

* Miles of track includes single main track, other main track, yard tracks and sidings as of December 31, 2014.
** This figure includes current and former employees.

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