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FAQs


Property FAQs

How can I buy an old railroad building or structure?

The railroad considers public safety and that of its employees to be paramount concerns and must consider the risks related to these concerns in any conveyance of a railroad building or structure. The railroad, therefore, requires that any building or structure situated within 50 feet of the centerline of an operating track be removed – at no cost to the railroad – from railroad land and relocated to non-railroad-owned land.

How can I get a copy of the deed to a piece of railroad land?

We are unable to provide research services or data on such properties. These title questions may be answered by search of local county records, use of a title company, or by contacting a real estate attorney to examine the title.

How can I get a map of an old railroad right-of-way?

For information about our Valuation Maps/GIS Services, see Valuation Map Services.

How can I get a sidetrack installed to my plant, building or industrial park?

The first point of contact for developing your rail-served project is the Industrial Development group. Their state directors are strategically located to quickly respond to your needs, providing a well-networked, comprehensive resource for personal on-the-ground assistance in developing safe, efficient rail service for your site. To contact an ID representative, please see the Industrial Development Contact Us page.

How can I get information concerning land I currently lease?

For information concerning land you currently lease, see Existing Agreements.

How can I obtain a copy of a railroad map?

See the CSX system map, or for valuation maps, see Valuation Map Services.

How can I obtain a lease for a signboard or billboard?

For information on leasing signboards or billboards, print out and complete a Signboard Application Packet, available on the Buying or Leasing Property page.

How can I obtain and review CSX safety requirements?

For information on CSX safety requirements, please see the Corridor Development Safety Requirements.

How do I buy or lease railroad land?

For information on buying railroad property, please see Buying or Leasing Property.

How do I get permission to get a grade crossing of the railroad tracks?

For information on grade crossings, please see Grade Crossings.

How do I obtain a hiking or biking trail along the railroad?

Due to the added risks and hazards associated with the increased pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic moving adjacent to, or across, active railroad tracks, the railroad will not donate, sell, lease or grant easements along its operating corridors or other property located on or adjacent to operating corridors for pedestrian walking/hiking/jogging trails, bikeway paths, parks or other recreational uses. If your interest relates to a property no longer used for rail operations, see Rails to Trails.

How do I obtain permission to go on to railroad land?

You must apply for and be granted access rights. For information on access rights, please see the Right of Entry Application Packet on the Permitting page.

How do I obtain right of entry and flagging protection for a preliminary survey to determine feasibility?

You must apply for and be granted access rights. For information on access rights, please see the Right of Entry Application Packet on the Permitting page.

I am interested in utilizing CSX corridors for fiber optics, PCS towers, pipelines, telecommunication systems or electric transmission lines.

For information on utilizing CSX corridors for fiber optics, PCS towers, pipelines, telecommunication systems or electric transmission lines, please see the Permit Information Packet on the Permitting page.

I need to obtain an easement for a wireline or pipeline.

Generally, approval for pipeline or wireline construction within a corridor is covered under a license agreement. An application for the occupancy must be submitted for review and approval by CSX. See Permitting Instructions.

What are the specifications for installation on a CSX corridor?

For information on the specifications for installation wires and pipes, please see Specifications for Design and Construction.