CSX at 40

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CSX at 40 is a 100-page special issue from Trains magazine commemorating the 40th Anniversary of one of the continents seven big Class I freight networks. It takes you on a journey using system maps and routes as they were in 1979. See the predecessor railroads: Chessie, Seaboard and Conrail and how they evolved into the modern iteration of CSX today. Travel down some of the key routes from Chicago to Nashville to Florida, and more. Now is a great time to take a look at this major eastern railroad and its place in history.

CSX at 40

Tomorrow’s railroad, today: CSX at 40

A CHANGED RAILROAD • How Hunter Harrison, Jim Foote & Co. made CSX the ultimate scheduled railroad

2017: A PIVOTAL YEAR FOR CSX • Remaking the railroad meant pain, and gain


MOVING ‘HUNTER FAST’ • Change brought chaos, unhappy labor

Mapping CSX history • How the railroad has changed and developed in 40 years

2010 tonnage • Thirty years after its birth, how CSX looked and what it moved

Reshaping CSX • What the railroad has added and subtracted since it began

BUILDING BLOCKS • Legendary American railroads came together to create CSX From TRAINS’ Historical Guide to North American Railroads

[HOW CSX MOVES] • Four decades of motive power change

CSX’s changing image

Paint schemes exemplified

CSX locomotive shops

Notable CSX locomotive models


South by Southeast • Intermodal out of Chicago drives a rich traffic mix along CSX’s Southeast Corridor

THE I-95 CORRIDOR THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE TRIANGLE • From the Northeast, along the mid-Atlantic, how CSX hustles freight to and from the Sunshine State

The new WATER LEVEL Route • Intermodal traffic dominates on CSX’s busiest corridor

SACRED PLACES • These 40 locations are unique, historic, or just down right interesting

History that lives on • Visit these places to touch CSX history

The SANTA TRAIN and CSX • An Appalachian tradition rolls on every fall

How CSX got its name • ‘What’s in a name?’ Shakespeare asked in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

CSX at 40