CSX in Ohio

CSX Operations in Ohio

  • Operates and maintains more than 4,000 miles of track*
  • Maintains nearly 5,500 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled more than 2.5 million carloads of freight during 2012
  • At the end of 2012, CSX employed nearly 3,300 people
  • Throughout 2012, CSX reported more than $261 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2012, CSX invested more than $178 million in its Ohio network. In addition, the company invested more than $864 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. Products shipped in Ohio include containerized consumer goods, iron ore, passenger vehicles and aggregates.

CSX Facilities in Ohio

  • Major rail yards in Willard, Northwest Ohio (Walbridge, Stanley), Cincinnati (Queensgate), Cleveland (Collinwood), and Columbus (Parsons)
  • Intermodal terminals in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Marion and North Baltimore
  • Significant expansion of Intermodal terminal in Columbus was completed in 2012
  • TRANSFLO terminals in Cincinnati, Cleveland (two), Columbus and Toledo
  • Automotive distribution centers in Cincinnati (Cementdale), Warren (Lordstown) and Walbridge

CSX and the Ohio Community

  • In partnership with state and local economic development agencies, businesses invested more than $36 million in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2012. These investments will generate an estimated 120 new jobs at those businesses.
  • CSX has designated the Eastwood Commerce Center in Lemoyne and the West Central Ohio Industrial Center in Wapakoneta 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 Middletown. Through its partnership with City Year, CSX brings its emphasis on safety and excellence to directly impact communities across the country.
  • In 2012, CSX contributed $560,000 to national organizations and those in Ohio, including Cherry Street Missions, Children’s Hunger Alliance, the Community Shelter Board Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio’s Operation Lifesaver, United Way of Central Ohio and 11 local Ohio Red Cross Chapters.

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 Northwest Ohio Terminal near North Baltimore, Ohio, is a cornerstone of the National Gateway. The facility, which employs nearly 300 people, is operating at full capacity, managing more than 30 trains a day and handling several millions of containers of freight each year.
  • The majority of National Gateway work in Ohio will be completed in 2013 with the clearance

The National Gateway delivers more than $1.7 billion of public benefits to Ohio:

  • 2 million ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions
  • Nearly $70 million savings in highway maintenance costs
  • $350 million savings in logistics costs

As part of the National Gateway, the new state-of-the-art Northwest Ohio Terminal will revolutionize regional freight transportation, improve existing service and expand freight shipping options between the Midwest and Mid Atlantic ports and metro areas. The National Gateway will also bring new economic opportunities and thousands of jobs to the state.


* 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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