CSX in West Virginia

CSX Operations in West Virginia

  • Operates and maintains nearly 2,030 miles of track*
  • Maintains nearly 1,600 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled nearly 1.7 million carloads of freight on the state’s rail network
  • At the end of 2014, CSX employed more than 1,600 people
  • Throughout 2014, CSX reported nearly $140.1 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2014, CSX invested more than $95.5 million in its West Virginia 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 West Virginia include coal, aggregates, bleach and paper chemicals, glass manufacturing chemicals and liquid petroleum gas.

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

Investment Projects
National Gateway

  • The National Gateway is an approximately $850 million, multistate, 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 CSX is investing approximately $575 million in the project.
  • The first phase of the National Gateway, which clears the way for double-stack intermodal service between CSX’s existing terminal in Chambersburg, Pa., and its state-of-the-art hub facility in Northwest Ohio, was completed on time and on budget in September 2013. The project is currently in its second phase, which will double-stack clear the CSX corridor between Chambersburg and mid-Atlantic ports.

CSX and the West Virginia Community

  • In partnership with state and local economic development agencies, West Virginia businesses invested approximately $23.3 million in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2014. These investments will generate more new jobs at those businesses.
  • CSX sponsored a City Year service day in Lewisburg. Through its partnership with City Year, CSX brings its emphasis on safety and excellence to directly impact communities across the country.
  • In 2014, CSX contributed more than $276,000 to organizations in West Virginia, including Marshall University, the American Red Cross, the Family Refuge Center and Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation.
  • In 2014, CSX’s Safety Train: Energy Preparedness Program delivered specialized hands-on training about rail car operations and incident response to more than 120 first responders in West Virginia, making a stop in South Charleston.


* 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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