Category Archives: CSX – Winter Haven

Land sold. Developer named.

After long and thorough negotiations over the sales agreement, the Winter Haven City Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to move forward with the sale of land to CSX Transportation, Inc. and consent to assignment of purchase rights by CSX … Continue reading

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CSX Intermodal Facility – Fairburn, GA

At the beginning of this month I had the opportunity to travel with the Central Florida Development Council and a regional delegation of Polk County commissioners, City of Winter Haven and City of Lake Wales officials and business owners to … Continue reading

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Economic “Lift” Just Around the Corner …

Evansville Western Railway’s Integrated Rail Terminal begins operational shakedown. The approach to the new terminal is impressively long, lighted and landscaped to perfection in what used to be the hay fields of Winter Haven’s Wastewater Treatment Plant #3 south of the … Continue reading

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The Shape of Things to Come …

CSX subsidiary Evansville Western Railway continues development of the 318 acre Integrated Logistics Center terminal south of the city. The rail hub is expected to open in mid-2014. Photos courtesy of Ben Crosby

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Governor Scott: 8,500 Intermodal Jobs/$10 Billion Impact

Florida Governor Rick Scott lauded the vision and potential for the Winter Haven Intermodal Terminal and noted that Panama Canal shipping will double after the widened waterway opens in 2014. He added “Florida’s strategic position is a perfect opportunity for … Continue reading

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Governor Will Attend Intermodal Groundbreaking

Florida Governor Rick Scott will join Winter Haven Mayor J. P. Powell; Tony Reck, Chairman and CEO of Evansville Wester Railway and Michael Ward, Chairman and CEO of CSX Transportation for the ceremonial groundbreaking beginning construction of the Winter Haven … Continue reading

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Access to Intermodal Terminal Site Nears Completion

The soon-t0-begin Intermodal Rail Terminal being constructed here by Evansville Western Railway is a hive of busy activity. As outlined by the following photos, roadways and site preparation are weeks away from allowing construction to begin. Preparations include a temporary … Continue reading

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Intermodal Terminal Info & Opportunities May 3

INTERMODAL TERMINAL PROJECT UPDATE and more … The Winter Haven area’s long awaited Intermodal Terminal Project will take a big step forward on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chain of Lakes Complex Gymnasium, 210 Cypress … Continue reading

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Evansville Western/CSX Access Road Moves Ahead …

Construction is underway on the road that will provide access from Highway 60 to the Intermodal Rail Terminal that will soon be constructed by Evansville Western Railroad, a subsidiary of CSX Transportation. Land has been cleared for this road and … Continue reading

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CSX Files Site Plan for Approval

Evansville Western Railway, a subsidiary of CSX Transportation has applied for Site Plan Approval for the Intermodal Terminal. The 318 acre project in south Winter Haven will ultimately become an integrated logistics center (ILC) that will handle containerized freight. Once this … Continue reading

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