CSX in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a key part of the CSX operation, and we work hard to make sure we give back to the communities there. Aside from the thousands of jobs we’ve created in Pennsylvania both directly and indirectly, we’ve invested more than $1 billion in rail facilities and contributed nearly $500,000 to statewide organizations — and that’s just in 2012. In the end, our strongest contribution is our ability to help carry goods into and out of Pennsylvania, enhancing the lives of all who live there. 


CSX Operations in Pennsylvania

  • Operates and maintains nearly 2,000 miles of track*
  • Maintains more than 1,740 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled more than 1.8 million carloads of freight during 2012
  • At the end of 2012, CSX employed nearly 960 people
  • Throughout 2012, CSX reported nearly $77 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2012, CSX invested nearly $48 million in its Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania include containerized consumer goods, coal and passenger vehicles.

CSX Facilities in Pennsylvania

  • Major rail yards in Philadelphia (Greenwich) and Pittsburgh (Demler)
  • Intermodal terminals in Chambersburg and Philadelphia
  • TRANSFLO terminals in Butler, Chester, Philadelphia (two) and Pittsburgh
  • Automotive distribution center in Aston (Twin Oaks)

CSX and the Pennsylvania Community

  • In partnership with state and local economic development agencies, businesses invested more than $1 billion in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2012. These investments will generate nearly 300 new jobs at those businesses.
  • In 2012, CSX contributed $487,000 to national organizations and those in Pennsylvania, including the Bridge Educational Foundation and Familylinks.

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 more than $1.6 billion of public benefits to Pennsylvania:

  • 2.5 million ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions
  • $85 million savings in highway maintenance costs
  • Nearly $450 million in logistics costs

The newly completed intermodal terminal in Chambersburg, as well as the terminal planned for Pittsburgh, will bring new economic opportunities and thousands of jobs to the state. These terminals, as well as a new terminal in Northwest Ohio, will improve existing intermodal service and expand freight shipping options for Pennsylvania.


Trenton Subdivision Clearances (Philadelphia)

  • By eliminating 16 clearance impediments, this project will deliver more direct access to Philadelphia for CSX intermodal trains. Construction has begun and is expected to be completed in 2014. The project includes funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, two federal sources 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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