Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
railroads
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$540,729,644
Number of Records: 
8,028
Note: 
The totals include only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The totals are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
CSX$255,209,6221,723
Union Pacific$186,233,0773,425
Norfolk Southern$68,565,2201,427
Canadian National Railway$17,743,920635
Kansas City Southern$4,812,564290
Canadian Pacific Railway$4,786,489240
Watco Companies$2,396,600209
Alaska Railroad Corporation$534,60733
Iowa Pacific Holdings$391,49537
Patriot Rail Company$56,0509


Individual Penalty Records:

Click on the company or penalty amount for more information on each case. Click on the parent name to reach the summary page for that parent company.
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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
CSX CSX environmental violation 2002 private lawsuit-state $220,000,000
Union Pacific Railroad Co. Union Pacific environmental violation 2008 USAO $102,000,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific environmental violation 2009 EPA $31,800,000
Norfolk Southern Norfolk Southern employment discrimination 2000 private lawsuit-federal $28,000,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY Norfolk Southern environmental violation 2010 EPA $8,067,500
Norfolk Southern Corp. Norfolk Southern environmental violation 2007 PA-ENV $7,350,000
Canadian National Railway Canadian National Railway telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $5,250,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern environmental violation 2010 EPA $4,000,000
CSX Transportation, Inc. CSX employment discrimination 2018 EEOC $3,200,000
Canadian National Canadian National Railway employment discrimination 2010 private lawsuit-federal $3,000,000
CSX Transportation, Inc. CSX environmental violation 2018 EPA $2,700,000
Norfolk Southern Norfolk Southern employment discrimination 2020 EEOC $2,500,000
Union Pacific Union Pacific environmental violation 2019 CA-MULTI $2,300,000
CSXT TRANSPORTATION, INC. CSX environmental violation 2019 EPA $2,200,000
CSX Transportation CSX employment discrimination 2011 private lawsuit-state $2,108,611
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific environmental violation 2012 EPA $1,500,000
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX railroad safety violation 2005 NY-AG $1,500,000
CSX Corporation CSX environmental violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,500,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $1,500,000
Kansas City Southern Railway Company Kansas City Southern employment discrimination 2006 private lawsuit-federal $1,446,777
Wisconsin Central Ltd Canadian National Railway environmental violation 2020 USAO $1,250,000
Canadian Pacific Railway Canadian Pacific Railway telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $1,210,000
Norfolk Southern Corporation Norfolk Southern benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000
Canadian Pacific Railway Canadian Pacific Railway environmental violation 2003 ND-AG $925,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO Norfolk Southern environmental violation 2003 PA-ENV $845,500
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific environmental violation 2000 EPA $800,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific environmental violation 2009 EPA (*) $800,000
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX workplace whistleblower retaliation 2021 OSHA $667,740
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD Union Pacific environmental violation 2000 EPA $650,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern environmental violation 2007 PA-ENV $575,000
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $565,000
Union Pacific Rail Company Union Pacific environmental violation 2017 CA-ARB $525,000
Union Pacific Union Pacific employment discrimination 2006 private lawsuit-state $500,000
Pan Am Railways, Inc., Maine Central Railroad Co., Boston & Maine Corp., Springfield Terminal Railway Co. CSX environmental violation 2009 MA-AG $500,000
Union Pacific Railroad Co. Union Pacific environmental violation 2000 CA-SCAQMD $500,000
Norfolk Southern Corp. Norfolk Southern employment discrimination 2016 OFCCP $492,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern environmental violation 2011 OH-ENV $465,000
Illinois Central Railroad Canadian National Railway workplace whistleblower retaliation 2012 OSHA $424,401
Norfolk Southern Railway Norfolk Southern employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $396,521
CSX Transportation, Inc. CSX environmental violation 2015 VA-ENV $379,574
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY Union Pacific environmental violation 2017 EPA $362,100
Wisconsin Central Limited Canadian National Railway workplace whistleblower retaliation 2014 OSHA $352,082
CSX Transportation, Inc. CSX environmental violation 2011 OH-ENV $351,250
Norfolk Southern Corporation Norfolk Southern employment discrimination 2020 EEOC $350,000
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific workplace whistleblower retaliation 2015 OSHA $350,000
Union Pacific Union Pacific environmental violation 2005 CA-RCDA $318,000
Union Pacific Railroad Co. Union Pacific workplace whistleblower retaliation 2011 OSHA $300,000
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX environmental violation 2014 EPA $290,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $266,581
Union Pacific Railroad Co. Union Pacific employment discrimination 2005 EEOC $260,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific employment discrimination 2020 EEOC $260,000
Pan Am Railways, Inc. CSX workplace whistleblower retaliation 2017 OSHA $260,000
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $256,000
Watco Companies LLC Watco Companies wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $249,017
CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. CSX railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $226,000
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX workplace whistleblower retaliation 2021 OSHA $221,976
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX environmental violation 2011 OH-AG $200,000
Pan Am Railways, Inc. CSX environmental violation 2021 ME-ENV $200,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific environmental violation 2009 EPA $200,000
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX workplace whistleblower retaliation 2020 OSHA $197,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $176,000
ALASKA RAILROAD COMPANY Alaska Railroad Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $175,000
Kansas City Southern Railway Company Kansas City Southern employment discrimination 2005 private lawsuit-federal $169,325
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $168,425
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $160,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $157,700
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $157,150
Pan Am Railways CSX environmental violation 2015 EPA $152,000
Canadian Pacific Railway Canadian Pacific Railway railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $140,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $140,000
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY - TRAIN DERAILMENT SITE Union Pacific environmental violation 2010 EPA $140,000
CSX Transportation Inc. CSX railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $138,600
Canadian National Railway Company Canadian National Railway railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $136,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY-BROSNAN YARD PIPELINE Norfolk Southern environmental violation 2011 PHMSA $126,000
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD Union Pacific environmental violation 2000 EPA $125,000
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific environmental violation 2007 CA-ARB $120,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $119,000
Wisconsin Central Ltd Canadian National Railway environmental violation 2006 MN-ENV $111,000
Norfolk Southern Railway Compan Norfolk Southern employment discrimination 2014 EEOC $110,000
Illinois Central Railroad Company Canadian National Railway environmental violation 2020 EPA $110,000
Canadian National Railway Company Canadian National Railway railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $108,750
Canadian National Railway Company Canadian National Railway railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $108,750
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $108,500
Union Pacific Railroad Longview Site Union Pacific environmental violation 2005 WA-ENV $106,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $105,000
CSX TRANSPORTATION CSX environmental violation 2002 EPA $105,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $103,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $100,800
UNION PACIFIC RR Union Pacific environmental violation 2015 IL-ENV $100,000
Union Pacific Union Pacific utility safety violation 2003 AZ-CC $100,000
WATCO MECHANICAL SERVICES Watco Companies workplace safety or health violation 2021 OSHA $100,000
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY-BROSNAN YARD PIPELINE Norfolk Southern environmental violation 2010 PHMSA $98,600
Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $95,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $94,500
Canadian Pacific Railway Canadian Pacific Railway railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $91,250
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $90,000
Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $90,000
PAN AM RAILWAYS INC AND BOSTON AND MAINE CORPORATION CSX environmental violation 2015 EPA (*) $90,000
Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $89,000
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CO Union Pacific environmental violation 2018 IL-ENV $87,659
Kansas City Southern Railway Company Kansas City Southern railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $87,150
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