CSX and Maryland

CSX Operations

  • Operates over and maintains more than 1,400 miles of track*
  • CSX maintains 830 public and private grade crossings in Maryland
  • Handled more than 1,000,000 carloads of freight in Maryland during 2010
  • At the end of 2010, CSX employed approximately 1,660 people in Maryland
  • Throughout 2010, CSX reported nearly $108 million in compensation for employees** in Maryland
  • In 2010, CSX invested nearly $46 million in the network in Maryland.  In addition, the company invested more than $490 million on freight cars and other rolling assets to serve customers throughout the network
  • Products shipped include coal, intermodal, passenger vehicles, aggregates, and municipal and construction waste

CSX Facilities

  • Major rail yards in Baltimore (Curtis Bay and Locust Point) and Cumberland
  • CSX Intermodal terminal in Baltimore
  • TRANSFLO terminals in Baltimore and Hagerstown
  • Automotive distribution centers in Jessup (Annapolis) and Baltimore (Curtis Bay-Hobleman, Curtis Bay-Masonville, and Curtis Bay-Fairfield)
  • Division headquarters in Baltimore

Environmental Advantages of Rail

  • Railroads are the most environmentally-friendly and energy efficient way to move goods on land.  A single train can carry the load of more than 280 trucks.
  • On average, railroads are three or more times more fuel efficient than the alternative. Trains can move a ton of freight nearly 500 miles on a single gallon of fuel.
  • Since 1980, CSX has improved its fuel efficiency by more than 90 percent, and with constant innovation, freight rail becomes more efficient every day. In the past five years, CSX has invested more than $1.5 billion to upgrade its fleet of fuel efficient locomotives.
  • Shifting 10% of long-haul freight from the highway to the railway would reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than 12 million tons.
  • The EPA estimates that moving freight by rail emits three times less nitrogen oxide and particulates per ton-mile than highway transportation.

CSX and the Community

  • In partnership with state and local economic development agencies in Maryland, businesses invested nearly $885,000 in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX Transportation or its connecting regional and short lines in 2010.
  • 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 sponsored a City Year service day in Baltimore at the Morrell Park Elementary/Middle School.  Through its partnership, CSX brings its focus on safety and excellence to City Year with an emphasis on directly impacting communities across the country.
  • CSX sponsored a Trees for Tracks tree planting initiative with City Year, the Alliance for Community Trees and Tree Baltimore – planting seventy-five trees in the Westport neighborhood and in the Indiana Street Park. Trees for Tracks is part of the company’s larger commitment to sustainability and the environment; working toward a promise to plant 21,000 trees (one for every mile of track in the railway’s system) over the next five years.
  • In 2010, CSX contributed nearly $83,000 to national organizations and those in Maryland, including National Safe Place, National FFA Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Baltimore Community Foundation, local schools and emergency management services.
  • CSX is proud of its 150-year history of service to America’s military. One in five CSX employees has served in the armed forces.

Passenger and Commuter Rail Operations

  • MARC operates 37 commuter trains per day on CSXT tracks through Maryland.
  • Amtrak operates approximately 60 trains per day over 34% of CSXT’s railroad in every state except Tennessee, New Jersey, and Delaware.

National Gateway

  • The National Gateway is a multi-state infrastructure project designed to improve the flow of freight between the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest by double-stack clearing key freight corridors. The National Gateway has received considerable state and federal funding and construction on this key initiative is underway.

Crossing Closures

  • CSX works with community partners year-round to improve track and grade crossings and close crossings where possible. These initiatives greatly improve safety across the CSX network.


* Miles of track includes single main track, other main track, yard tracks and sidings as of December 31, 2010.
** This figure includes current and former employees.

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