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CSX plans Ohio terminals to handle double-stacked trains

The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - CSX Corporation says it will spend $300 million* on upgrades that would allow trains with double-stacked cars to run from the East Coast to the Midwest.

For the effort to go forward, the federal government would have to provide an additional $400 million to change 70 overpasses in six states that would be too short for the double-stacked cars to pass under.

The Florida-based railroad points to its plan to invest in two Ohio freight terminals that would handle the trains with taller cargo cars as proof it is serious about the issue. Those terminals would be located in North Baltimore in northeast Ohio and in south Columbus.

The railroad says double-stacked trains use about the same amount of fuel to carry more freight faster.