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CSX Transportation

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Template:Infobox SGRailroad CSX Transportation Template:Reporting mark is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by CSX Corporation. It is one of the two Class I's serving most of the east coast, the other being Norfolk Southern.

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History

It was formed by the merger of several CSX Corporation subsidiaries that had been part of the predecessor Chessie System Railway and Seaboard Coast Line Industries, the first step being the 1982 amalgamation of SCL subsidiaries into the Seaboard System Railroad.

On June 23, 1997, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern filed a joint application with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) 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. On June 6, 1998, the STB approved the CSX-Norfolk Southern application and set Aug. 22, 1998, as the effective date of its decision. CSX acquired 42% of Conrail's assets (Norfolk Southern got 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 the former NYC). CSX began operating its trains on its portion of the Conrail network on June 1, 1999.

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CSX's headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, with the Acosta Bridge and adjacent Florida East Coast Railway bridge in the foreground.

CSXT now serves many of the eastern U.S. states (with a few routes into nearby Canadian cities).

The 'C' and 'S' in the name stand for Chessie and Seaboard, while the X represents a combination of the two systems.

See also List of CSX Transportation predecessor railroads

CSX executive officers

See CSX Corporation.

Juice Train: a model for unit train competition

CSX operates the Juice Train, a famous unit train of Tropicana fresh orange juice between Bradenton, Florida, and distribution centers in Jersey City, New Jersey and Cincinnati, Ohio. in the United States.

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.

Lines

The following major lines are operated by CSX: Those lines, along with other minor lines, are categorized into Divisions, and split into Subdivisions:

Central Region

  • Allegheny Division
  • Appalachian Division
  • C&O Division

Midwest Region

  • Louisville Division
  • Nashville Division

Northeast Region

Southern Region

Western Region

  • Chicago Division
  • Detroit Division
  • Great Lakes Division

See also

External links

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