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CSX unveils latest 'Pride in Service' locomotive

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 8/23/2019 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image The CSXT 3194 was renamed to honor the nation's police officers.Photo – CSX

CSX yesterday unveiled its Spirit of our Law Enforcement commemorative locomotive at the Class I's locomotive shop in Huntington, West Virginia.

The CSXT 3194 was renamed to honor the nation's police officers. The unit joins the railroad's collection of Pride In Service locomotives launched this spring: the Spirit of Our Armed Forces and the Spirit of our First Responders.

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CSX rail spur to be built at South Alabama Mega Site

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 8/9/2019 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image The Mega Site is bordered by Interstate 65 to the north and the CSX line to the south.Photo – southalabamamegasite.com

CSX and Alabama Power are contributing $5 million toward improvements to the South Alabama Mega Site for industrial development.

The contribution will help pay for a new CSX rail spur off the rail line that runs along the site's southern border, according to a report by the Alabama NewsCenter, a website operated by Alabama Power.

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Federal grant will help CSX, Maryland start Howard Street Tunnel project

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 7/23/2019 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image The tunnel's height restrictions prevent double-stack trains from serving the Port of Baltimore.Photo – baltimoresun.com

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan yesterday announced the state will receive a $125 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America Program grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation that will enable the long-planned Howard Street Tunnel project to start soon in Baltimore.

To be conducted in partnership with CSX, the more than $450 million project calls for eliminating height restrictions in the 121-year-old tunnel to allow double-stack trains to move to and from the Port of Baltimore. The work will create double-stack clearance in the tunnel and under 22 bridges between Baltimore and Philadelphia.

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CSX named best place to work for disability inclusion

Rail News Home CSX Transportation 7/19/2019 Rail News: CSX Transportation
image The Class I scored 100 percent on the 2019 Disability Equality Index.Photo – CSX Facebook

CSX has been recognized as a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

The Class I scored 100 percent on the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI), which serves as the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool on disability inclusion efforts in the areas of culture, leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices and community engagement, according to the Disability:IN website.

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CSX posts Q2 revenue decline, adjusts 2019 outlook

CSX's second-quarter revenue fell 1 percent to $3.06 billion compared with the previous year's quarter, as merchandise growth was offset by intermodal weakness, the Class I announced yesterday.

The railroad posted Q2 net earnings of $870 million, or $1.08 per share, versus $877 million, or $1.01 per share, in the same quarter last year, CSX officials said in a press release.

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