Carbon Calculator

Take the Clean Air Challenge

At CSX, we are committed to moving what matters in ways that matter. We're doing our part to protect the environment and helping Americans live better, more productive lives. Every day that a CSX locomotive hauls freight is a day that CSX helps keep our air cleaner. Trains can move a ton of freight approximately 468 miles on a single gallon of fuel. Efficient use of fuel means fewer greenhouse gases or carbon emissions for our nation.

We invite you to use the tool below to calculate the difference you make by choosing rail. Everyone has a role in protecting the environment; let us help you with yours.

E-mail us at or call 1-888-606-8581 to ship by rail and make a difference today.

This carbon calculator was developed by CSX and is provided for estimating purposes only. Actual emissions savings may vary based on routing and other factors. Learn more about our calculation methodology.

Arthur D. Little has assessed and validated our carbon calculation methodology.  Read the validation statement.