Railroad: CSX Transportation Company

CSX was created on September 2, 1987 and acquired the Chesapeake & Ohio railroads in Michigan. This included historic lines which included the Pere Marquette, Manistee & Northeastern and the Port Huron & Detroit. CSX is based in Jacksonville, Florida and continues today.

Chesapeake & Ohio → CSXT TransportationContinuing Operation

Acquired: 1987 the Chesapeake & Ohio and the Seaboard (non-Michigan) [MRL]

Sold: In 1986 Kinde to Croswell to Huron & Eastern; in 1987 part ot Mid-Michigan; in 1988 part from Saginaw to Bad Axe to Huron & Eastern.

Reference: [MRRC]

CSX Rougemere YardNotes

For routes and timetables, see "Pere Marquette" in the History Section of MichiganRailroads.com.

Photo Info: This is CSX's Rougemere yardmaster tower in 1999. [Dale Berry photo]

Time Line

2022. CSX has changed the symbols for their various freight trains. For the last 25 years, they have used the letter Q plus numbers with the Q standing for Quality. Now trains will be identified by the following letters:

  • M = Manifest freights
  • I = Intermodals
  • C or T = Loaded coal trains
  • E = Empty coal trains
  • B = Bulk commodity trains
  • G = Unit grain trains



The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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