Responsibility

Carbon Calculator

CSX is committed to helping protect the environment. Use this calculator to see the amount of CO2 saved when goods are moved on our rails. You can select from everyday items, choose the distance they’ll travel, and select the freight volume. Change any of the variables to get a different outcome.


Step 1: Goods


CSX trains carry goods from our everyday lives. Pick an Item:

BRICKS
GROCERIES
ELECTRONICS
RUBBER
Step 2: Distance

Step 2: Distance


Select your origin and destination. Select any two cities on this map to calculate your shipment's total travel distance.


START

END

APPROXIMATELY

0 rail miles

Your start point and end point are the same.

Step 3: Freight Volume

Step 3: Freight Volume


Select the total tons of your commodity.


2,500 tons 5,000 tons 10,000 tons

Results*
594
TONS
Shipping by CSX can reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 594 tons compared to shipping by truck.

Based on your type of goods and the tonnage, it would take 0 railcars, releasing approximately 0 tons of CO2 emissions, to transport this shipment. It would have taken 0 trucks emitting approximately 0 tons of CO2 to move the same cargo load.



THAT EQUALS
99
HOMES

CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 0 homes for 1 year.

99
ACRES

0 acres of pine forests absorbing carbon 1 year.

99
VEHICLES

Removing the greenhouse gas emissions of 0 passenger vehicles for 1 year.



Step 1: Freight Information


Type in a Commodity:
Freight Weight: Truck average miles per gallon:

Step 2: Mode of Transportation


Select a mode for segment. You may add up to three segments.

SEGMENT 1
Number of Units:
ORIGIN
DESTINATION
ADD SEGMENT CALCULATE
SEGMENT 1
MODE OF TRANSPORT : Rail TONS PER UNIT : 100 NUMBER OF UNITS : 100
ORIGIN : WASHINGTON NAVY YARD DESTINATION : JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MILES : 291
SEGMENT 2
Number of Units:
ORIGIN
DESTINATION
ADD SEGMENT CALCULATE
SEGMENT 2
MODE OF TRANSPORT : Rail TONS PER UNIT : 100 NUMBER OF UNITS : 100
ORIGIN : Richmond, VA DESTINATION : Charlotte, NC MILES : 291
SEGMENT 3
Number of Units:
ORIGIN
DESTINATION
CALCULATE
SEGMENT 3
MODE OF TRANSPORT : Rail TONS PER UNIT : 100 NUMBER OF UNITS : 100
ORIGIN : Richmond, VA DESTINATION : Charlotte, NC MILES : 291
Results*
594
TONS
Shipping by CSX can reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 594 tons compared to shipping by truck.

Based on your type of goods and the tonnage, it would take 0 railcars, releasing approximately 0 tons of CO2 emissions, to transport this shipment. It would have taken 0 trucks emitting approximately 0 tons of CO2 to move the same cargo load.



THAT EQUALS
99
HOMES

CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 0 homes for 1 year.

99
ACRES

0 acres of pine forests absorbing carbon 1 year.

99
VEHICLES

Removing the greenhouse gas emissions of 0 passenger vehicles for 1 year.