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CSX Corp. plans to open its new intermodal terminal in Winter Haven, Fla., on April 2. Construction began on the 318-acre facility in late 2012.To be operated by CSX's Evansville Western Railway subsidiary, the terminal will enable the Class I to better serve customers in Orlando, Tampa and South Florida.The Winter Haven facility will feature five 3,000-foot loading tracks, two 10,000-foot arrival and departure tracks, and three electric rail-mounted gantry cranes.Meanwhile, CSX's Toledo Terminal employees at Stanley Yard, Walbridge Yard and the Toledo Docks recently were honored by the Ohio House and Senate to recognize Stanley Yard’s centennial anniversary and the workers' safety performance milestone. Yard employees have worked two straight years without a reportable injury.Combined, the Toledo Terminal handles about 3,000 carloads per day. Stanley Yard handles mostly mixed freight, Walbridge Yard predominantly handles autos, and the Toledo Docks handle vessel and rail transfers of coal and iron ore. Built by the Toledo & Ohio Central Railroad, Stanley Yard changed hands several times over the years through mergers and was acquired by CSX as part of the Conrail transaction in the late 1990s.“We have a great team at the Toledo Terminal, in both safety and service,” said Rob Burkett, the terminal's superintendent, in a press release. “They are upholding the strong rail tradition in this part of the country on behalf of CSX, our customers and our communities.”
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