CSX in Ohio

CSX Operations in Ohio

  • Operates and maintains more than 4,000 miles of track*
  • Maintains nearly 4,000 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled more than 2.6 million carloads of freight on the state’s rail network
  • At the end of 2013, CSX employed nearly 3,400 people
  • Throughout 2013, CSX reported more than $248.7 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2013, CSX invested more than $131.5 million in its Ohio network. In addition, the company invested more than $578 million in freight cars and other rolling assets to serve customers throughout 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 within Ohio include containerized consumer goods, coal, light trucks, iron ore and passenger vehicles.

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 and new wide-span cranes incorporated into Cincinnati during 2013
  • 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 $2 billion in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2013. These investments will generate nearly 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 network-wide economic development initiative.
  • CSX sponsored a City Year service day in Willard. 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 $493,000 to organizations in Ohio, including Cherry Street Mission Ministries, Ohio Operation Lifesaver, Willard City Schools and Second Harvest Food Bank.

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.


Northwest Ohio Terminal

  • 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 moving hundreds of thousands of containers per year.
  • The facility is expanding lift capacity by roughly 50 percent, adding two wide-span cranes and expanding processing tracks. The company is also adding new receiving and departure tracks inside the terminal limits to help facilitate train movements. The projects could be complete as early as 2014.
  • Overall, the facility is estimated to lower CO2 emission by over 20 million tons and reduce fuel consumption by nearly 2 billion gallons over 30 years. The facility employs five almost silent, ultra-efficient wide span cranes that reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency and significantly reduce emissions.


* 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.
*** Provides direct service to the privately owned intermodal terminal in Marion, Ohio.

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