CSX in Tennessee

CSX Operations in Tennessee

  • Operates and maintains more than 1,500 miles of track*
  • Maintains more than 1,000 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled more than 1.5 million carloads of freight on the state’s rail network
  • At the end of 2014, CSX employed more than 1,730 people
  • Throughout 2014, CSX reported nearly $150.5 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2014, CSX invested nearly $86.9 million in its Tennessee 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. Products shipped within Tennessee include containerized consumer goods, light trucks, coal, passenger vehicles and plastics.

CSX Facilities in Tennessee

  • Major rail yards in Nashville (Radnor) and Erwin
  • Intermodal terminals in Memphis and Nashville
  • TRANSFLO terminals in Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville
  • Automotive distribution centers in Memphis, Nashville, Smyrna and Spring Hill
  • Division headquarters in Nashville

CSX and the Tennessee Community

  • In partnership with state and local economic development agencies, Tennessee businesses invested more than $1 billion in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2014. These investments will generate nearly 2,000 new jobs at those businesses.
  • CSX has designated North Etowah Industrial Park in Etowah as a “Select Site,” which is 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.
  • CSX sponsored a Trees for Tracks service day in Chattanooga. Through its Trees for Tracks program, CSX has delivered on its promise to plant 21,000 trees, one for each mile of track in its 23-state service network.
  • In 2014, CSX contributed more than $2.8 million to organizations in Tennessee, including Tennessee Operation Lifesaver, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, the Soulsville Foundation and the Kingsport Chamber Foundation.
  • For nearly seventy years, the CSX Santa Train has distributed toys along a 110 mile-route through Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2014, more than 15 tons of toys and other gifts were distributed to the thousands of people gathered for the annual Appalachian holiday tradition.
  • In 2014, CSX’s Safety Train: Energy Preparedness Program delivered specialized hands-on training about rail car operations and incident response to 120 first responders in Tennessee, making a stop in Nashville.

* 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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