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Aggregates and Other Specialty Stone

CSX moves millions of tons of granite, limestone and other specialty aggregates each year. We provide reliable service, complete transportation logistics packages and up-to-date market information, and are here to help you grow your business and reduce transportation logistics costs.

Products include: aggregates, construction sand, limestone, scrubber limestone, specialty stone and metallurgical stone.


Think CSX for Railroad Ballast Needs
Fill your need for railroad ballast simply by using CSX. We serve 18 ballast stone quarries across our network. Learn more.


CSX Investing in New Phosphate and Rock Hoppers
To supplement CSX’s fleet of almost 3,000 phosphate and rock cars, CSX is now investing in new self-unloading open-top hoppers, featuring rapid-discharge air-power doors. This capital investment is primarily targeted for phosphate service, but specific applications in rock service may be considered. Additionally, hopper cars will be cascaded into rock service as new cars are added to the phosphate fleet.

The two pairs of longitudinal doors are hinged to the center sill, and drop parallel with it when opened. Together with 60 degree slope sheets, product clears from these cars in a matter of seconds.

These air operated doors are quicker and easier to open and close, and require a single person to operate.

The cars are rated 286K and load 114 to 114.5 tons per car.

Car length is 43 feet, 10 inches, shorter than the standard 45 feet, which helps maximize tons per train.

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Shipping by rail can significantly reduce CO2 emissions compared to shipping by highway.



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