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CSX TRANSPORTATION ADDS DIVISIONS IN LOUISVILLE AND JACKSONVILLE

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation (CSXT) announced today that it will add new divisions in Louisville, Ky., and Jacksonville, Fla. to achieve higher standards in safety, service reliability and cost control.
 The new operating units will be located in existing CSXT facilities and will be staffed by current CSXT employees.
 The Louisville Division will be headed by Division Superintendent Robert E. Jones, a 41-year veteran with CSXT and predecessor companies. The Louisville addition is effective immediately.
 Jones, 62, joined the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in 1951 and has served in a number of transportation positions, most recently as terminal superintendent in Louisville.
 The Louisville Division will include both the Louisville and Cincinnati terminals, plus the following main-line segments: Cincinnati- Nashville, Tenn.; the Indianapolis Subdivision; the former Monon lines; the Louisville-Henderson, Ky., line; and the Cincinnati-Washington, Ind., line.
 "The Louisville Division serves a region rich in industrial and agricultural diversity," Jones said. "We are very excited about Louisville being chosen as a new division headquarters for CSXT."
 Jones said the recent decision by Ford Motor Company to expand its O'Bannon truck plant, the success of the Ford Explorer utility vehicle and a notable increase in rail traffic at the General Electric Appliance Park were key factors in CSXT's decision to add Louisville to the company's eight operating divisions and two business units.
 The Jacksonville Division will be added Sept. 15, and will be headed by Division Superintendent Tyrone James. James, 45, who joined the company in 1969, has served in a number of transportation positions, most recently as division superintendent in Florence, S.C.
 "This will enable us to get closer to the customer," said James, "and hopefully provide a more personal approach to their specialized needs."
 The Jacksonville Division territory will include key operations at terminals in Jacksonville, Waycross and Savannah, Ga.; the Jacksonville- Auburndale, Fla., line; Jacksonville-Savannah, Ga.; Jacksonville- Waycross, Ga.; Callahan-Lakeland, Fla.; Waycross-Thomasville, Ga.; Waycross-Jesup, Ga.; Waycross-Brunswick, Ga.; Starke-Red Level Tower, Fla.
 "Our reason for going to realigned divisions is to try out this concept as a means of enhancing our capability for quality and closer attention to details in our operation," said Earl Currie, vice president and chief transportation officer.
 "We think that having these new territories will enable us to get closer to our employees, manage more efficiently and achieve higher standards in safety, service reliability and cost control," he added.
 CSX Transportation Inc. and its 29,000 employees provide rail transportation and distribution services over an 18,900 route-mile network in 20 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada. CSXT is a business unit of CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX), headquartered in Richmond, Va.
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 /CONTACT: Jay Westbrook or Kathy Burns of CSX Transportation, 904-359-1510/
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