CSX Transportation (CSXT) is a Class I freight railroad operating 21,000 route miles across eastern North America, and the principal subsidiary of the CSX Corporation. The company founded in 1980 by the merger of the Cleveland, Ohio-based Chessie System with Seaboard Coast Line Industries of Jacksonville, Florida, which operated the Seaboard Coast Line and Louisville & Nashville Railroads. The combination was enabled under the terms of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980.
The company's lines continued to operate under separate names until 1986–1987. CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway jointly acquired the Conrail system in 1998, dividing the assets between them. CSX took over operation of much of the former New York Central Railroad, extending into Canada. Beginning in 2017 under the leadership of then-CEO E. Hunter Harrison the carrier has transitioned toward "precision railroading," reducing its workforce and rolling stock. For liability reasons, CSX Transportation bars steam-powered and other antique locomotives from operating on its trackage.
CSX Transportation operates the following rail lines and facilities in the Birmingham District as part of its Atlanta Division:
- Birmingham Mineral Subdivision, formerly the Birmingham Mineral Railroad
- Magella to Brookwood (34.7 miles between Birmingham and Brookwood)
- Huntsville #1 (15.7 miles between Bessemer and Birmingham)
- Bradshaw Branch (4.8 miles between Bessemer and Birmingham)
- Boyles Terminal Subdivision (17.3 miles between New Castle and Hoover)
- Lineville Subdivision (179.4 miles between Parkwood Junction in Hoover and Manchester, Georgia)
- S&NA North Subdivision (186.9 miles between Brentwood, Tennessee and Fultondale), formerly the South & North Alabama Railroad
- S&NA South Subdivision (87.9 miles between Birmingham and Montgomery), formerly the South & North Alabama Railroad
- Boyles Yard
- CSX Central Alabama Intermodal Facility in Bessemer (built 2009)
- Solomon, Brian (2005) CSX Saint Paul, Minnesota: MBI Publishing Co. ISBN 9780760317969
- "CSX merger family tree" (June 2, 2006) Trains
- "CSX Transportation" (November 21, 2021) Wikipedia - accessed November 30, 2021