CSX in West Virginia

CSX Operations in West Virginia

  • Operates and maintains more than 2,000 miles of track*
  • Maintains more than 3,860 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled more than 1.5 million carloads of freight during 2012
  • At the end of 2012, CSX employed more than 1,600 people
  • Throughout 2012, CSX reported nearly $143 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2012, CSX invested more than $62 million in its West Virginia 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 West Virginia include coal, feed grain, aggregates, and building products.

CSX Facilities in West Virginia

  • Major rail yards in Charleston, Huntington, Logan, and Parkersburg
  • TRANSFLO terminals in Clarksburg, Fairmont, and South Charleston
  • Huntington Locomotive Shop in Huntington
  • Division headquarters in Huntington

CSX and the West Virginia Community

  • In partnership with state and local economic development agencies, businesses invested more than $10 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 33 new jobs at those businesses.
  • In 2012, CSX contributed $260,000 to national organizations and those in West Virginia, including the American Red Cross, West Virginia National Guard, and the Rahall Transportation Institute Foundation.

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 $160 million of public benefits to West Virginia:

  • 300,000 ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions
  • $10 million savings in highway maintenance costs
  • $55 million savings in logistics costs

The National Gateway will expand rail service to and through West Virginia, connecting the state to major East Coast and Western markets via a new intermodal terminal near Pittsburgh, PA. These new service options will make West Virginia more competitive in both the U.S. and global marketplace.


* 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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