CSX in Tennessee

CSX Operations in Tennessee

  • Operates and maintains nearly 1,600 miles of track*
  • Maintains nearly 2,220 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled nearly 1.5 million carloads of freight on the state’s rail network
  • At the end of 2013, CSX employed nearly 1,700 people
  • Throughout 2013, CSX reported more than $140.3 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2013, CSX invested nearly $69.9 million in its Tennessee network. In addition, the company invested more than $578 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, 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

  • CSX has designated North Etowah Industrial Park in Etowah as a “Select Site,” 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 City Year service day in Nashville. 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 nearly $340,000 to organizations in Tennessee, including Second Harvest Food Bank, Greenhouse Ministries, Tennessee Operation Lifesaver and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
  • For nearly 70 years, the CSX Santa Train has distributed toys along a 110-mile route through Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2013, more than 17 tons of toys and other gifts were distributed to the thousands of people gathered for the annual Appalachian holiday tradition.

* 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.

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