CSX in Tennessee

CSX Operations in Tennessee

  • Operates and maintains nearly 1,600 miles of track*
  • Maintains more than 3,260 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled nearly 1.45 million carloads of freight during 2012
  • At the end of 2012, CSX employed nearly 1,700 people
  • Throughout 2012, CSX reported nearly $145 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2012, CSX invested more than $54 million in its Tennessee 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 Tennessee include containerized consumer goods, passenger vehicles, plastics, coal and glass chemicals.

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, businesses invested more than $78 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 50 new jobs at those businesses.
  • 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 Murfreesboro. 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 $260,000 to national organizations and those in Tennessee, including Second Harvest Food Bank, Tennessee’s Operation Lifesaver and Mission Clarksville.
  • For nearly 70 years, the CSX Santa Train has distributed toys along a 110-mile route through Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2012, more than 15 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, 2012.
** This figure includes current and former employees.

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