Rail Transportation

The West Central Ohio Industrial Center (WCOIC) has direct access to a CSX Transportation Class 1, mainline rail on its west perimeter. A new lead track from the mainline on to the Job Ready Site has been constructed.  CSXT operates the largest rail system in the eastern U.S. linking commercial markets in 23 states with rail, intermodal, and rail-to-truck transload services.  Its newest intermodal terminal, less than 50 miles north of WCOIC, is an integral part of the National Gateway project linking the Midwest with Mid-Atlantic ports.

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Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal

CSX operates the Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal in North Baltimore. The 500 acre site is hailed for its use of cutting-edge technology and green designs, including ultra-efficient electric cranes that lower emissions, optical scanners that reduce truck idle times, and automated car tracking technologies and remote switches that increase operational efficiency. CSX has invested $175 million in the facility that employs more than 200, services 800 trains per week, and handles an estimated 2 million containers annually.

The project is a cornerstone of the National Gateway initiative to create a new double-stack freight rail corridor between East Coast seaports and Midwestern markets. The National Gateway is supported by more than 300 public and private sector organizations. The North Baltimore facility is an important economic development asset for the entire northwestern Ohio region. It is less than 60 miles north of the West Central Ohio Industrial Center in Wapakoneta on the CSX mainline rail.

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Being Beyond Shovel Ready Saves Your Company Time & Money!

The phrase “Shovel Ready” is a widely used term in economic development circles. While it might have many different definitions, here’s what makes our location Beyond Shovel Ready:


Available Acres

Price per Acre

Highway Access

Rail Access






Natural Gas



Sanitary Sewer

Up to 200 Acres


I-75 @ US 33


350,000 within 50 mi.

All on Site


Fiber on Site

69KV Substation on Site

4" Lines on Site

10" - 15" Lines on Site

Max. Incentives Avail.

10" & 12" Lines on Site