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CSX Transportation

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CSX Transportation (reporting mark CSXT), known colloquially as simply CSX, is a Class I freight railroad company operating in the Eastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The railroad operates on approximately 21,000 route miles (34,000 km) of track.[1] The company operates as the leading subsidiary of CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.[2][3]

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CSX Transportation
A map of CSX Transportation's train routes with trackage rights in purple
CSX 660, a GE AC6000CW, westbound at Point of Rocks, Maryland
HeadquartersCSX Transportation Building, 500 Water Street, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Reporting markCSXT
LocaleNortheastern, Southern, Midwestern United States and Eastern Canada
Dates of operationJuly 1, 1986; 37 years ago (1986-07-01)present
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length21,000 miles (34,000 km)

CSX Corporation, the parent of CSX Transportation, was formed in 1980 from the merger of Chessie System and Seaboard Coast Line Industries, two holding companies which controlled a number of railroads operating in the Eastern United States. Initially only a holding company, the subsidiaries that made up CSX Corporation completed merging in 1987. CSX Transportation formally came into existence in 1986, as the successor of Seaboard System Railroad. In 1999, CSX Transportation acquired approximately half of Conrail, in a joint purchase with competitor Norfolk Southern Railway. Later, in 2022, it acquired Pan Am Railways, extending its reach into much of northern New England.

CSX and its chief competitor, Norfolk Southern Railway, have a duopoly on the transcontinental freight rail lines in Northeastern and Southern states.