CSX system map
|Reporting marks||CSXT, B&O, C&O, SBD, L&N, NYC, RF&P, and SCL|
|Locale||Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia|
|Dates of operation||July 1, 1986–present|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8½ in (1435 mm) (standard gauge)|
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CSX Transportation was formed on July 1, 1986 as a renaming of the Seaboard System Railroad and Chessie System, Inc. into one entity. The following Railroads merged to form CSX Transportation. The Seaboard System Railroad was renamed to CSX Transportation July 1, 1986 "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) The Seaboard System Railroad was a Railroad subsidiary of the CSX Corporation, created as an intermediate step in the mergers that would form CSX Transportation The Chessie System was a Holding company that owned four American railroads the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O The originator of the Seaboard System was the former Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which previously merged Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and later Louisville and Nashville Railroad, as well as several smaller subsidiaries. The Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which styled itself "The Route of Courteous Service" was an American Railroad whose corporate existence extended from The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad was an American railroad that existed between 1898 and July 1, 1967, when it merged with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad The Louisville and Nashville Railroad was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States. On August 31, 1987 the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, which had absorbed the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on April 30 of that year, merged into CSX. Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ( B&O) was one of the Oldest railroads in the United States and the first Common carrier railroad The merger had been started in 1980 with the merger of Chessie System and Seaboard Coast Line Industries to form the CSX Corporation. The Chessie System was a Holding company that owned four American railroads the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O Seaboard Coast Line Industries, incorporated in 1969, was a Railroad holding company that owned the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad and the Louisville CSX Corporation ( was formed in 1980 by the merger of Chessie System and Seaboard Coast Line Industries and eventually merged the various railroads
On June 23, 1997, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern filed a joint application with the Surface Transportation Board for authority to purchase, divide and operate the assets of the 11,000-mile Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), which had been created in 1976 by bringing together several ailing Northeastern railway systems into a government-owned corporation. Events 1180 - First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan 1305 - The Flemish Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar This article is about the present railroad formed in 1990 For the former regional railroad in Virginia and North Carolina a small part of the new one see Norfolk Southern The Surface Transportation Board (STB of the United States was created by the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act of 1995 at the same time the Consolidated Rail Corporation, also known as Conrail, began operations on April 1, 1976 as a federally funded takeover of the major railroad On June 6, 1998, the STB approved the CSX-Norfolk Southern application and set August 22, 1998, as the effective date of its decision. Events 1508 - Maximilian I Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) CSX acquired 42% of Conrail's assets, and Norfolk Southern received the remaining 58%.
As a result of the transaction, CSX's rail operations grew to include some 3,800 miles of the Conrail system (predominantly lines that had belonged to the former New York Central Railroad). The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity was a Railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. CSX began operating its trains on its portion of the Conrail network on June 1, 1999. Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) CSX now serves much of the eastern U.S., with a few routes into nearby Canadian cities. The Eastern Half of The United States, the American East, or simply the East is traditionally defined as the states east of the Mississippi River.
The name came about during merger talks between Chessie System, Inc. and Seaboard System Railroad, Inc., commonly called Chessie and Seaboard. The Chessie System was a Holding company that owned four American railroads the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O The Seaboard System Railroad was a Railroad subsidiary of the CSX Corporation, created as an intermediate step in the mergers that would form CSX Transportation The company chairmen said it was important for the new name to include neither of those names due to its being a partnership. Employees were asked for suggestions, most of which consisted of combinations of the initials. At the same time a temporary shorthand name was needed for discussions with the Interstate Commerce Commission. The Interstate Commerce Commission (or ICC) was a Regulatory body in the United States created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 which was signed CSC was chosen but belonged to a trucking company in Virginia. The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state CSM (for Chessie-Seaboard Merger) was also taken. The lawyers decided to use CSX, and the name stuck. In the public announcement, it was said that "CSX is singularly appropriate. C can stand for Chessie, S for Seaboard, and X, the multiplication symbol, means that together we are so much more, and T for Transportation. " The T had to be added to use CSXT as a reporting mark, since company initials that end in X can be used only by non-railroad railcar owners. A reporting mark is an identification assigned by the Association of American Railroads (AAR to rail carriers and other companies operating in North America. 
CSX operates two regions, they are split by the Northern Region which is based out of Calumet City, IL and has five divisions, and the Southern Region based out of Jacksonville, FL which also has five divisions. Within these regions CSX has 10 divisions.
Northern Region Divisions
Southern Region Divisions
CSX operates the Juice Train, train numbers Q740 and Q741, a famous unit train of Tropicana fresh orange juice between Bradenton, Florida, and distribution centers in the Greenville section of Jersey City, New Jersey and Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States. " Juice Train " (or "Orange Juice Train" is the popular name for famous Unit trains of Tropicana fresh Orange juice operated by railroads A unit train, also called a block train, is a Railroad train in which all the cars making it up are shipped from the same origin to the same destination Tropicana Products, is an American based company and was founded in 1947 by Anthony T Orange juice is a Fruit juice obtained by squeezing pressing or otherwise crushing the interior of an orange. Bradenton is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. Greenville is an unincorporated area and neighborhood of Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. Jersey City is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
In the 21st century, CSX Juice Trains have been the focus of efficiency studies and have received awards. They are considered good examples of how modern rail transportation can compete successfully with trucking and other modes to carry perishable products.
CSX also runs daily trash trains out from New York City, bound for Florida, train numbers Q706/Q707 and Q702/Q703. These trains usually consist of about fifty cars with four twenty foot containers of trash on each.
Another style of unit train is a local trash train, ID # D765 that runs between Derwood Maryland and Dickerson, Maryland. A train is a connected series of vehicles that move along a track ( Permanent way) to transport freight or passengers from one place to another Dickerson is a town in Montgomery County Maryland. It is located near the base of Sugarloaf Mountain Transportation The MARC Train The train runs daily except Sunday, sometimes twice a day around busy holidays. Trash is carried from Montgomery County's Shady Grove Transfer Station to a waste-to-energy plant located off the PEPCO lead to Mirant's Dickerson generating station. Montgomery County of the US state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington D Waste-to-energy (WtE or energy-from-waste (EfW refers to any waste treatment that creates energy in the form of Electricity or Heat The Potomac Electric Power Company (known as Pepco) is a Public utility supplying Electric power to the city of Washington D Mirant Services LLC, an Atlanta -based energy company produces and sells Electricity in the United States. The trip is roughly 17 miles, and the train is made up of NSC built double stacks, holding 40' containers. The first NEMX double stacks were built when the D765 first started operations in 1997. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar In recent years, the fleet has been somewhat upgraded, repainted, and some entirely new cars have been constructed. In the early days, power was a GP40-2/RDMT slug set, but the train has grown to a heavy 40 cars or so. Power is now most often a duo of SD50s
CSX has a few famous locomotives around the system, the locomotive number will be in Bold text (the current paint scheme is blue and gold):
Former Conrail motive power can be spotted by recognizing phase differences in engine models and road numbering. Other spotting details can be hit or miss, but can include a number of the following; Class lights, Leslie model RS3L air horns, former Conrail SD40-2s ride on Flexicoil "C" trucks and have anticlimbers, ditch lights mounted beneath the anticlimber, modified "Bright Future" paint with battery box faces painted yellow versus black or blue. Train horns are audible warning devices found on most diesel and electric Locomotives Their primary purpose is to alert persons and animals to the presence of a train
CSX has created a new paint scheme, YN3, which debuted in 2002 on EMD SD50 8503 , now downgraded to an SD50-2. The EMD SD50 was a Diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division. At the present, CSX has over 1000 YN3-painted locomotives.
CSX operates a number of large classification yards around the system that include "hump" operations. A ( US and Canada) classification yard or ( UK and Canada) marshalling yard (including hump yards) is a Railroad Trains are slowly pushed over a small manmade hill as cars are uncoupled at the crest of the hill and allowed to roll down the hump into the appropriate tracks for outbound trains. These yards are also referred to as gravity yards. Gravitation is a natural Phenomenon by which objects with Mass attract one another The larger yards are located in: