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In-Kind Donations


Intermodal Transportation Services

Intermodal transportation services provide applicable organizations with intermodal equipment and rail service throughout the CSX rail network, and afford these organizations an opportunity to reduce or eliminate their transportation spending.

Ideally, intermodal moves work best when freight is moving 500 miles or more. However, the in-kind moves program requires only that freight have an origin and destination within a combined 250 miles’ distance to a CSX intermodal facility.

CSX’s door-to-door product is an ideal solution for the in-kind moves program, as our trained team will pick up your freight at its origin and transport it to a terminal to be placed on an intermodal train. Then, we will pick up your freight at the destination terminal and deliver it directly to its endpoint. The door-to-door network provides service across the Eastern United States with its large nationwide network and trucking capability.

CSX will also work with you to determine the type of equipment that is an ideal fit to transport your freight. CSX has a large fleet of rail-owned containers, as well as an expansive network of channel partners that can provide equipment to fit your needs.

To apply for intermodal transportation services, an organization must qualify under one of the following charitable criteria: 

  • It qualifies by possessing tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as listed in the IRS Master File of organizations conducting activities in the United States.
  • It qualifies as a state, county or municipal government entity, including law enforcement and fire rescue departments, and seeks funding to serve the needs of the community at large.
  • It qualifies as a pre-K–12 school, charter school, community/junior college, or college/university. 

CSX in-kind donations do not support the following:

  • Telephone/mail solicitations (U.S. mail and email)
  • Organizations outside of CSX’s service network
  • Religious organizations not registered with the IRS
  • Organizations that discriminate (based on race, religion, gender or sexual orientation)
  • Political candidates or lobbying organizations
  • Limited constituency organizations/clubs
  • Individuals, conferences, travel
  • Anti-business groups or controversial organizations 

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Railroad Equipment and Materials

CSX occasionally donates materials, supplies and used railroad equipment based on availability. The online in-kind application can be used to request the donation of railroad-related items, including retired rail cars when available. Please note that rail, rail ties and spikes are not available for donation or purchase. Applicants will be contacted if the requested item becomes available within 90 days of their online submittal. At that time, arrangements will be made to transfer possession of the requested item. All applicants will be asked to re-submit their application at a later date if the requested item does not become available within the 90-day period.


To apply for railroad equipment and materials, an organization must qualify under one of the following charitable criteria: 

  • It qualifies by possessing tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as listed in the IRS Master File of organizations conducting activities in the United States.
  • It qualifies as a state, county or municipal government entity, including law enforcement and fire rescue departments, and seeks funding to serve the needs of the community at large.
  • It qualifies as a pre-K–12 school, charter school, community/junior college, or college/university. 

CSX in-kind donations do not support the following:

  • Telephone/mail solicitations (U.S. mail and email)
  • Organizations outside of CSX’s service network
  • Religious organizations not registered with the IRS
  • Organizations that discriminate (based on race, religion, gender or sexual orientation)
  • Political candidates or lobbying organizations
  • Limited constituency organizations/clubs
  • Individuals, conferences, travel
  • Anti-business groups or controversial organizations 

Request an in-kind donation