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Company Overview of CSX Transportation, Inc.

Company Overview

CSX Transportation, Inc. operates rail networks in the United States. It provides rail freight transportation over a network of approximately 22,000 route miles in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces. The company’s rail shipments include merchandise; automotive products; and coal, coke, and iron ore. CSX Transportation, Inc. was formerly known as Seaboard System Railroad, Inc. and changed its name to CSX Transportation, Inc. in July 1986. The company was incorporated in 1944 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida. CSX Transportation, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of CSX Corp.

500 Water Street

15th Floor

Jacksonville, FL 32202

United States

Founded in 1944

32,074 Employees





Key Executives for CSX Transportation, Inc.

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and Director
Age: 67
Senior Vice President of Finance
Age: 60
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 55
Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 62
Chief Transportation Officer and Vice President
Age: 49
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

CSX Transportation, Inc. Key Developments

Parents of Sarah Jones Files Lawsuit Against CSX Transportation, Inc

CSX Transportation announced that it twice denied producers of a movie about singer Gregg Allman the permission to shoot on the company's tracks before a freight train slammed into the film's crew in south Georgia, killing one worker and injuring six. CSX is named as a defendant along with producers of the movie "Midnight Rider" in lawsuits by the parents of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed in the Feb. 20 crash, and two injured crew members. CSX filed a response in Chatham County State Court, and also sued the film's producers for trespassing.

CSX Transportation Names Ed Jenkins as Vice President-Market Strategy E-Business

CSX Transportation announced the appointment of Ed Jenkins as vice president-market strategy e-business for CSX Transportation, effective August 15. Jenkins, who will continue to report to Gooden, has fostered the development of the team responsible for translating customer needs and growth opportunities into service innovations that support each of the railroad’s key markets.

Consolidated Rail Corp., Norfolk Southern Railway Co. and Csx Transportation Inc. Announces Law Suit

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey declined to strike class allegations from a complaint filed by individuals and businesses that allegedly sustained economic losses when a train derailed and spilled toxic chemicals. It was not evident that the plaintiffs could not meet the requirements for maintaining a class action. On November 30, 2012, a train owned and operated by Consolidated Rail Corp., Norfolk Southern Railway Co. and CSX Transportation Inc. (collectively, the rail companies) derailed in Paulsboro, N.J. Four tank cars fell into Mantua Creek. Approximately 25,000 gallons of vinyl chloride was released into the water and the atmosphere. Several plaintiffs sued the rail companies on behalf of themselves and a class of individuals and businesses who incurred expenses and lost income as a result of evacuating or sheltering indoors. The complaint alleged the rail companies negligently and recklessly operated the freight train. The rail companies moved to strike the plaintiffs' class allegations. They argued the putative class was unascertainable and joinder was practicable. Inappropriateness of class treatment is not facially apparent. The district court found it was not clear that the plaintiffs would be unable to show that class members were ascertainable. The parameters of the city's evacuation and "shelter in place" zones that impacted putative class members could be defined through discovery. The persons residing or doing business within those parameters could be ascertained using public records. As the rail companies contended, those who evacuated or sheltered in place would have to prove they incurred economic losses. The possibility that some fact-finding might be necessary did not automatically preclude certification. The rail companies argued that the close geographic proximity of class members meant that joinder was practicable. The district court noted the cases the rail companies cited did not foreclose certification in a case involving a chemical spill that affects a limited area. Joinder is impracticable where the individual stakes in the litigation are so small that it is unlikely the plaintiffs will pursue individual lawsuits. The district court observed it was likely that a great number of class members sustained damages that were insufficient to merit the filing of separate lawsuits. The plaintiffs were entitled to conduct discovery on that issue. The motion to strike was premature. The district court concluded the viability of the plaintiffs' proposed class depended on factual matters that had to be developed through discovery.

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