CSX restores service in Florida
Following hurricane Irma, which struck Florida on 10 September, the class I railroad CSX has re-established rail service in most of southeast USA within hours, into and out of northern Florida within 24 hours, and throughout the vast majority of the state within one week.
Restoring service required the removal of 8,000 fallen trees from obstructed tracks and deploying hundreds of generators to operate railroad signals and crossings in response to widespread commercial power outages.
Prior to the storm, CSX evacuated more than 1,500 rail cars from the state of Florida, and held back nearly 200 trains and thousands of cars to avoid damage from the hurricane. (ben)