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CSX Corporation history, profile and corporate video

   CSX Corporation is an American holding company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S., and focused on rail transportation and real estate, among other industries. It was established on November 1, 1980, through the merger of Chessie System, Inc. and Seaboard Coast Line Industries, Inc.

Chessie System, Inc.

   Incorporated in Virginia on February 26, 1973, it was a holding company that owned the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O), the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O), the Western Maryland Railway (WM), and several smaller carriers.

Seaboard Coast Line Industries, Inc.

   Incorporated in Delaware on May 9, 1969, it was a railroad holding company that owned the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, its subsidiary Louisville and Nashville Railroad, and several smaller carriers.

   The meaning of the company’s name: C stands for Chessie, S for Seaboard, X was for ‘Consolidated’.


   The company has a number of subsidiaries, including CSX Transportation, CSX Intermodal Terminals, CSX Technology, CSX Real Property Inc., TRANSFLO, Total Distribution Services Inc.

CSX Transportation

   CSX Transportation is the CSX’s principal railroad operating company, which provides an important link to the transportation supply chain through its approximately 20,000 route-mile rail network.

CSX Intermodal Terminals

   CSX Intermodal Terminals provides and arranges for the intermodal terminal services and trucking services.

CSX Technology

   CSX Technology provides a wide range of information technology applications and support services.

CSX Real Property Inc.

   CSX Real Property is responsible for real estate sales, leasing, acquisition and management, and development activities.

TRANSFLO

   TRANSFLO provides logistical solutions for transferring products from rail to trucks.

Total Distribution Services Inc.

   It serves the automotive industry with distribution centers and storage locations located across the CSXT rail system.


   With more than 21 000 employees, CSX Corp. is a Fortune 500 company, and it is considered one of the nation’s largest transportation suppliers. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and ”www.csx.com”.

**Video published on YouTube by “CSX“.