CSX in Kentucky

CSX Operations in Kentucky

  • Operates and maintains more than 2,900 miles of track*
  • Maintains nearly 4,900 public and private grade crossings
  • Handled nearly 1.8 million carloads of freight on the state’s rail network
  • At the end of 2013, CSX employed nearly 2,400 people
  • Throughout 2013, CSX reported more than $189 million in compensation for employees**
  • In 2013, CSX invested nearly $120 million in its Kentucky network. In addition, the company invested more than $578 million in freight cars and other rolling assets to serve customers through its rail system.
  • CSX carries a variety of commodities important to our economy and way of life, including consumer products, automobiles, food and agriculture products, coal and chemicals. Products shipped within Kentucky include coal, light trucks, containerized consumer goods, semi-finished steel and iron ore.

CSX Facilities in Kentucky

  • Major rail yards in Louisville (Osborn) and Russell
  • Intermodal terminal in Louisville
  • TRANSFLO terminals in Louisville and Martin
  • Automotive distribution centers in Louisville (KTP, LAP, Strawberry Yard)
  • Division headquarters in Fort Wright

CSX and the Community

  • In partnership with state and local economic development agencies in Kentucky, businesses invested more than $27 million in new or expanded rail-served facilities on CSX or its connecting regional and short lines in 2013. These investments will generate nearly 70 new jobs at those businesses.
  • CSX sponsored City Year service days in Louisville. Through its partnership with City Year, CSX brings its emphasis on safety and excellence to directly impact communities across the country.
  • CSX has designated Kentucky Transpark – Lot 6, in Bowling Green as a “Select Site,” a rail-served, ready-to-build location for industrial development and expansion. The “Select Site” program is part of CSX’s network-wide economic development initiative.
  • In 2013, CSX contributed nearly $410,000 to organizations in Kentucky, including National Safe Place, Operation Brightside and Kentucky Operation Lifesaver.

Casky Rail Yard

  • Located in Hopkinsville, in Christian County, the new facility will be used to stage trains for inspection and fueling, primarily supporting coal unit trains servicing local Kentucky mines.
  • Current yard development plans call for a multi-phase expansion that aligns with growing traffic levels, and construction is expected to be complete by 2015.
  • The facility will initially create 50 to 70 jobs and hundreds of local construction and trade jobs will be supported during construction.


* Miles of track includes single main track, other main track, yard tracks and sidings as of December 31, 2013.
** This figure includes current and former employees.

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