Ohio Legislature Honors Toledo CSX Workers

The Ohio legislature recently honored CSX Toledo Terminal employees at Stanley Yard, Walbridge Yard, and the Toledo Docks on the occasion of Stanley Yard’s centennial birthday and the team’s impressive safety record.

Stanley Yard’s employees recently marked a two-year, injury-free milestone. Employees at the facility have participated in such community projects as the annual MS Society Bike to the Bay fundraiser, leading the way in team fundraising for the past two years.

In addition, Stanley employees were among the first to respond in the aftermath of a 2010 tornado that hit Lake Township. CSX volunteers donated time and resources toward the cleanup and rebuilding efforts in the weeks and months following the disaster.

“We have a great team at the Toledo Terminal, in both safety and service,” said Rob Burkett, terminal superintendent. “They are upholding the strong rail tradition in this part of the country on behalf of CSX, our customers, and our communities.”

Built by the Toledo & Ohio Central railroad, Stanley Yard has changed hands several times over the years with railroad mergers, from New York Central, Penn Central, Conrail and finally CSX, which acquired it as part of its share of the Conrail acquisition in 1999.

Combined, the Toledo Terminal handles about 3,000 carloads of freight daily. Stanley Yard handles mostly mixed freight, Walbridge Yard moves predominantly auto freight, and the Toledo Docks handle vessel and rail transfers of coal and iron ore.

“It is an honor to salute the employees of Stanley Yard as they celebrate their centennial year. CSX has played an important role in our local economy for decades and we look forward to many more successes in the future,” said Rep. Tim Brown.

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