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CSX Company Overview

Basic Information

  • Founded in 1827, CSX is a Class I railroad, one of seven in North America.
  • CSX employs approximately 25,000 people.
  • CSX serves 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. The network connects major metropolitan centers in the eastern United States.
  • CSX serves nearly two-thirds of the American population, accounting for the majority of U.S. consumption.
  • CSX’s network connects approximately 240 short line and regional railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike.
  • CSX provides rail, intermodal, and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products.
  • On average, CSX operates 1,300 daily freight trains and coordinates with national, regional, and local agencies to provide services and infrastructure for 160 daily passenger trains.
  • In 2015, CSX invested more than $2.6 billion throughout its network. In the past seven years, CSX’s network investments total more than $15 billion.

Environmental Advantages of Rail

  • Moving freight by rail is the most fuel-efficient form of land transportation – four times more fuel efficient than trucks. In fact, one CSX train can move a ton of freight 471 miles on a single gallon of fuel.
  • In 2007, CSX voluntarily committed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by eight percent by 2011, the equivalent of taking 441,000 cars off the road each year. CSX accomplished this goal a year early and in 2012, set a voluntary goal to further reduce GHG emissions intensity between 6-8 percent from 2011 levels by 2020.
  • In 2014, CSX achieved a 4.5 percent reduction from 2011 levels, demonstrating further advancement toward this goal. CSX is continually working to improve fleet fuel efficiency through locomotive upgrades, employee training and other technological advances investing more than $1.75 billion over the past 10 years. As a result, CSX has improved efficiency by 100 percent since 1980.
  • CSX was the first railroad to offer customers an online carbon calculator that calculates the emissions avoided by specific rail shipments, providing comparative data between transportation choices to help inform customers’ freight decisions.
  • CSX utilizes technology such as Trip Optimizer (T.O.) to achieve significant fuel savings while also enhancing safety, simplifying train handling and improving efficiency. The software creates a trip plan to optimize fuel burn based upon locomotive horsepower, trailing tonnage, and the topography of the network along a given route. T.O. reduces emissions by an average of 174,000 tons annually.

CSX and the Community

  • In 2015, CSX provided more than $13 million in corporate giving to communities.
  • CSX has national partnerships with National FFA, The Conservation Fund, Action for Healthy Kids, City Year, Arbor Day Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Operation Lifesaver and The American Red Cross, providing volunteer hours, program funding and leadership support for the organizations.
  • In 2015, CSX hosted 11 service days with nearly 1,000 volunteers that helped eight different communities through activities such as tree planting, beautification projects, playground restoration, painting and packing essentials kits.
  • CSX is a National Leadership Sponsor of City Year, a non-profit organization working to enact positive change in schools and communities throughout the country. CSX executives and other employees routinely donate their time and energy to community outreach programs organized by City Year.
  • CSX is proud of its 190-year history of service to America’s military. One in five CSX employees has served in the armed forces.


  • For the fourth year in a row, CSX led the major U.S. freight railroads in their safest year ever.
  • CSX works with community partners year-round to improve grade crossings and close crossings where possible. These initiatives greatly improve safety across the CSX network.
  • In 2015, CSX delivered specialized hands-on training about rail car operations and incident response to nearly 1,800 first responders at 20 locations in the U.S. and Canada.
  • CSX works with Operation Lifesaver to educate the public about the importance of staying away from railroad property and obeying safety warning signs at crossings to prevent collisions and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way.

More information about CSX and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. To learn more about CSX’s social responsibility and sustainability initiatives visit our Responsibility section or www.BeyondOurRails.org. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX)  and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).

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