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Network and Operations

Over a 20,000-route-mile rail network, CSX serves:

  • The majority of states east of the Mississippi River, Washington D.C. and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
  • Key population centers, including New York, Philadelphia and Boston in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic; the Southeast markets of Atlanta, Miami and New Orleans; and the Midwestern cities of St. Louis, Memphis and Chicago.
  • More than 70 ocean, river and lake ports along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
  • Thousands of production and distribution facilities through track connections to more than 230 short line and regional railroads.

CSX’s network is positioned to reach nearly two-thirds of Americans, who account for the majority of the nation’s consumption of goods.

We transport a broad portfolio of products, ranging from coal and new energy sources, such as biodiesel and ethanol, to automobiles, chemicals, military equipment and consumer products.

CSX Transportation:
  • Operates an average of 1,848 trains per day.
  • Transports more than 3.5 million carloads of products and raw materials a year.
  • Maintains a fleet of more than 3,500 locomotives.
  • Maintains a fleet of approximately 51,000 freight cars.
CSX’s track structure includes:
  • Mainline track that connects terminals and yards.
  • Track within terminals and switching yards.
  • Track adjacent to the mainlines used for passing trains.
  • Track connecting the mainline track to customer locations.
  • Track that diverts trains from one track to another, known as turnouts.

In addition to its physical track structure, CSX operates numerous yards and terminals. These serve as hubs between CSX and its local customers and as sorting facilities where railcars often are received, re-sorted and placed onto new outbound trains. The company’s 10 largest yards and terminals based on annual volume are:

Waycross, Ga.
Bedford Park Intermodal Terminal - Chicago, Ill.
Nashville, Tenn.
Selkirk, N.Y.
Avon, Ind. (Indianapolis)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Louisville, Ky.
Fairburn, Ga. Intermodal Terminal
Walbridge, Ohio (Toledo)
Chicago, Ill.