EMPLOYMENT & CONSULTING AGREEMENT
 
 
                                                                    EXHIBIT 10.3
 
                      EMPLOYMENT AND CONSULTING AGREEMENT
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          AGREEMENT by and between CSX CORPORATION, a Virginia corporation (the
"Company"), and John W. Snow (the "Executive"), dated as of the eleventh day of
July, 2001 (this "Agreement").
 
          The Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board"), has determined
that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to assure
that the Company will have the continued dedication of the Executive, both
before and after his retirement from active employment, and the Executive is
willing to commit to render services to the Company, all on the terms and
conditions set forth below in this Agreement.
 
          NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
 
          1.    Periods of this Agreement. This Agreement provides for the
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continued relationship of the Company and the Executive for three successive
periods and thereafter. These three periods are: (a) the Employment Period,
which shall extend from the date hereof until such time, not later than the
conclusion of the 2004 Annual Meeting, as the Board shall determine; (b) the
Chairmanship Period, which shall extend from the end of the Employment Period
through the conclusion of the 2004 Annual Meeting (unless those events occur at
the same time, in which event there shall be no Chairmanship Period); and (c)
the Consulting Period, which shall extend from the conclusion of the 2004 Annual
Meeting through the conclusion of the 2006 Annual Meeting. The Employment
Period, the Chairmanship Period, if any, and the Consulting Period are sometimes
referred to collectively as the "Term of this Agreement." It is anticipated that
the Employment Period will end at the time of the 2003 Annual Meeting, but the
Board may determine, in its sole discretion, that the Employment Period should
end before that time, or at any time thereafter (but not later than the
conclusion of the 2004 Annual Meeting). For all purposes of this Agreement,
unless and until the Board notifies the Executive otherwise, it shall be assumed
that the Employment Period will end at the conclusion of the 2003 Annual
Meeting.
 
          2.    Duties and Positions. (a) Employment Period. (i) During the
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Employment Period, the Executive shall serve as the Chairman of the Board and
the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, with the duties and responsibilities
normally associated with those positions. At the end of the Employment Period,
the Executive shall resign his position as Chief Executive Officer of the
Company, and any other officer or director position with any Affiliated Company,
and shall retire from employment with the Company and the Affiliated Companies.
If the Employment Period ends before the conclusion of the 2004 Annual Meeting,
the Executive shall remain as a member of the Board and Chairman of the Board
through the conclusion of the 2004 Annual Meeting, as more fully set forth in
Section 2(b).
 
          (ii)  During the Employment Period, and excluding any periods of
vacation and sick leave to which the Executive is entitled, the Executive agrees
to devote reasonable attention and time during normal business hours to the
business and affairs of the Company and, to the extent necessary to discharge
the responsibilities assigned to the Executive hereunder, to use the Executive's
reasonable best efforts to perform faithfully and efficiently
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such responsibilities. During the Employment Period, it shall not be a violation
of this Agreement for the Executive to (A) serve on corporate, civic, or
charitable boards or committees, (B) deliver lectures, fulfill speaking
engagements, or teach at educational institutions and (C) manage personal
investments, so long as such activities do not significantly interfere with the
performance of the Executive's responsibilities as an employee of the Company in
accordance with this Agreement.
 
          (b)  Chairmanship Period. During the Chairmanship Period, if any, the
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Executive shall serve as non-executive Chairman of the Board, with the duties
and responsibilities normally associated with that position.
 
          (c)  Consulting Period. At the conclusion of the 2004 Annual Meeting,
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the Executive shall resign from the Board and shall cease to serve as Chairman
of the Board. Thereafter, during the Consulting Period, the Executive shall
serve as a consultant to the Company as and when requested by the Successor CEO
or the Board, providing assistance to the Successor CEO in the areas of
government initiatives, investor events and client events and services to the
Company in connection with industry initiatives and consolidation. The Executive
shall provide such services for up to 60 days during the first year of the
Consulting Period and for up to 30 days during the second year of the Consulting
Period. The Executive's services during the Consulting Period shall be provided
at mutually convenient times and places, taking into account the Company's needs
and the Executive's other professional and personal commitments.
 
          3.   Compensation and Benefits. (a) Base Salary and Retainers. During
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the Employment Period, the Executive shall receive a base salary (the "Base
Salary"), payable in accordance with the Company's normal payroll practices for
senior executives, at an annual rate of not less than $1,250,000. Any increase
in the Base Salary shall not serve to limit or reduce any other obligation to
the Executive under this Agreement. During the Chairmanship Period, if any, the
Executive shall receive a cash retainer at an annual rate equal to the annual
rate of Base Salary in effect immediately before the end of the Employment
Period, which shall be in lieu of any other compensation to which he may be
entitled as a non-employee member of the Board. The Executive shall receive a
cash retainer at an annual rate of $500,000 during the first year of the
Consulting Period and $250,000 during the second year of the Consulting Period.
Such retainers shall be paid monthly in arrears during the Chairmanship Period,
if any, and the Consulting Period.
 
          (b)  Annual Bonus. In addition to the Base Salary, the Executive shall
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have the opportunity to earn, for fiscal year 2001 and each subsequent fiscal
year (if any) that begins during the Employment Period, an annual bonus under
the Company's Senior Executive Incentive Plan or any successor thereto, with a
target amount equal to 120% of the annualized amount of his Base Salary;
provided, that the Annual Bonus for the fiscal year in which the end of the
Employment Period occurs shall equal the Annual Bonus that he otherwise would
have received, times a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days in
such fiscal through and including the last day of the Employment Period, and the
denominator of which is the total number of days in such fiscal year. Any annual
bonuses so earned (each, an "Annual Bonus") shall be paid to the Executive at
the same times as the Company's senior executives receive
 
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their bonuses under such plan, notwithstanding his retirement at the end of the
Employment Period.
 
          (c)  Long-Term Incentive Compensation. On or as soon as practicable
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after the date hereof, the Company shall grant to the Executive options to
acquire 800,000 shares of common stock of the Company (the "Options") and
200,000 shares of restricted stock of the Company (the "Restricted Stock").
 
          (d)  Split-Dollar Arrangement. On or as soon as practicable after the
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date hereof, the Company and the Executive shall enter into a split-dollar life
insurance arrangement (the "Split-Dollar Arrangement") under which the Executive
shall be insured by a policy having a face value of $25 million, with the
Company being obligated to pay all premiums required to cause such policy to be
fully paid-up within seven years.
 
          (e)  Other Benefits. During the Employment Period: (i) the Executive
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shall be entitled to participate in all savings and retirement plans, practices,
policies and programs of the Company to the same extent as the Company's senior
executives; (ii) the Executive and/or the Executive's family, as the case may
be, shall be eligible for participation in, and shall receive all benefits
under, all welfare benefit plans, practices, policies and programs provided by
the Company (including, without limitation, medical, prescription, dental,
disability, salary continuance, employee life insurance, group life insurance,
accidental death and travel accident insurance plans and programs) to the same
extent as the Company's senior executives; and (iii) the Executive shall be
entitled to fringe benefits to the same extent and on the same basis as the
Company's senior executives. It is expressly acknowledged and agreed that the
Executive shall not be entitled to any additional grants of stock options or
other long-term incentive compensation awards except as specifically provided
above. From and after the end of the Employment Period, the Executive shall be
entitled to receive retiree medical, dental, and term life insurance coverage,
and any other retirement benefits to which he may be entitled under the plans,
practices, policies and programs provided by the Company. In addition, during
the Chairmanship Period, if any, and the Consulting Period, the Executive shall
continue to be covered by the Company's business travel accident insurance
program, as if he were an active employee, on the same terms and conditions as
the Company's senior executives.
 
          (f)  Business Expenses. Throughout the Term of this Agreement, the
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Executive shall be entitled to receive prompt reimbursement from the Company for
all reasonable expenses that he incurs in the course of carrying out his duties
under this Agreement, in accordance with the Company's policies as in effect
from time to time.
 
          (g)  Offices. During the Employment Period and the Chairmanship
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Period, if any, the Company shall provide the Executive with an office, a
secretary, and other support and services, at a location of his choosing within
the continental United States, as he deems appropriate. During the Consulting
Period and thereafter, the Company shall provide the Executive with a personal
office and secretarial support at a location of his choosing within the
continental United States.
 
          (h)  Vacation. During the Employment Period, the Executive shall be
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entitled to not less than five weeks of vacation annually.
 
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          (i)  Perquisites. The Executive shall be entitled to continued
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perquisites as set forth in this Section 3(i). The following perquisites shall
be available to the Executive, in a form comparable to that provided as of the
date of this Agreement, for the remainder of his lifetime: country clubs;
Greenbrier; executive physicals; financial and estate planning services; tax
return preparation; and home security. Further, during the Term of this
Agreement, the Executive shall continue to participate in the Company's
executive car allowance and charitable gift programs. Finally, the Executive
shall be entitled (i) to unlimited use of Company aircraft or other comparable
flight services during the Employment Period and the Chairmanship Period, if
any, and (ii) thereafter, to reasonable and occasional use of Company aircraft
or other comparable flight services for the remainder of his lifetime; provided,
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however, that the Executive shall be permitted such use for at least 50 hours
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per year during the Consulting Period and thereafter; and provided, further,
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that during the Consulting Period only, the Company shall make cash payments to
the Executive sufficient to make him whole, on an after-tax basis, for any
income tax imposed on him as a result of such usage.
 
          4.   Termination of Services. (a) Effect of Early Termination.
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Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Agreement, the Executive's
service under this Agreement may terminate early under the provisions of this
Section 4 (an "Early Termination"), in which event the Company and the Executive
shall have no further obligations under Sections 1, 2 and 3.
 
          (b)  Death or Disability. An Early Termination shall occur upon the
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Executive's death during the Term of this Agreement. If the Company determines
in good faith that the Disability of the Executive has occurred during the Term
of this Agreement (pursuant to the definition of Disability set forth below), it
may give to the Executive written notice of its intention to terminate the
Executive's services under this Agreement. In such event, an Early Termination
shall occur effective on the 30th day after receipt of such notice by the
Executive (the "Disability Effective Date"), provided that, within the 30 days
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after such receipt, the Executive shall not have returned to full-time
performance of the Executive's duties. For purposes of this Agreement,
"Disability" shall mean the absence of the Executive from the Executive's duties
with the Company on a full-time basis for 180 consecutive business days as a
result of incapacity due to mental or physical illness which is determined to be
total and permanent by a physician selected by the Company or its insurers and
acceptable to the Executive or the Executive's legal representative.
 
          (c)  By the Company. An Early Termination shall occur if the Company
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terminates the Executive's services during the Term of this Agreement for Cause
or without Cause. For purposes of this Agreement, "Cause" shall mean:
 
               (i)  the willful and continued failure of the Executive to
          perform substantially the Executive's duties hereunder (other than any
          such failure resulting from incapacity due to physical or mental
          illness), after a written demand for substantial performance is
          delivered to the Executive by the Board or the Successor CEO (if
          applicable) which specifically identifies the manner in which the
          Board or Successor CEO (if applicable) believes that the Executive has
          not substantially performed the Executive's duties, or
 
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               (ii)    the willful engaging by the Executive in illegal conduct
          or gross misconduct which is materially and demonstrably injurious to
          the Company.
 
For purposes of this provision, no act or failure to act, on the part of the
Executive, shall be considered "willful" unless it is done, or omitted to be
done, by the Executive in bad faith or without reasonable belief that the
Executive's action or omission was in the best interests of the Company. Any
act, or failure to act, based upon authority given pursuant to a resolution duly
adopted by the Board or upon the instructions of the Successor CEO (if
applicable) or based upon the advice of counsel for the Company shall be
conclusively presumed to be done, or omitted to be done, by the Executive in
good faith and in the best interests of the Company. The cessation of the
Executive's services shall not be deemed to be for Cause unless and until there
shall have been delivered to the Executive a copy of a resolution duly adopted
by the affirmative vote of not less than three-quarters of the entire membership
of the Board (other than the Executive) at a meeting of the Board called and
held for such purpose (after reasonable notice is provided to the Executive and
the Executive is given an opportunity, together with counsel, to be heard before
the Board), finding that, in the good faith opinion of the Board, the Executive
is guilty of the conduct described in subparagraph (i) or (ii) of this Section
4(c), and specifying the particulars thereof in detail.
 
          (d)  By the Executive. An Early Termination shall occur if the
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Executive terminates his employment during the Employment Period for Good Reason
or without Good Reason. For purposes of this Section 4(d), any good faith
determination of Good Reason made by the Executive shall be conclusive. For
purposes of this Agreement, "Good Reason" shall mean:
 
               (i)     the assignment to the Executive of any duties
          inconsistent in any respect with the Executive's position (including
          status, offices, titles and reporting requirements), authority, duties
          or responsibilities as contemplated by Section 2(a) of this Agreement,
          or any other diminution in such position, authority, duties or
          responsibilities, excluding for this purpose an isolated,
          insubstantial and inadvertent action not taken in bad faith and which
          is remedied by the Company promptly after receipt of notice thereof
          given by the Executive;
 
               (ii)    any failure by the Company to comply with any of the
          provisions of Section 3 of this Agreement, other than an isolated,
          insubstantial and inadvertent failure not occurring in bad faith and
          which is remedied by the Company promptly after receipt of notice
          thereof given by the Executive;
 
               (iii)   resignation of the Executive upon a determination by the
          Board of Directors, in its sole discretion, that the best interests of
          the shareholders are served by the executive's resignation at such
          time, to allow appropriate Company succession or so that the executive
          may fulfill an appointment to public office or a similar quasi-
          governmental role benefiting the Company and its mission;
 
               (iv)    any purported termination by the Company of the
          Executive's employment otherwise than as expressly permitted by this
          Agreement; or
 
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               (v)     any failure by the Company to comply with and satisfy
          Section 12(c) of this Agreement.
 
          (e)  Notice of Termination. Any Early Termination by the Company for
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Cause, or by the Executive for Good Reason or Constructive Termination, shall be
communicated by Notice of Termination to the other party hereto given in
accordance with Section 13(b) of this Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement,
a "Notice of Termination" means a written notice which (i) indicates the
specific termination provision in this Agreement relied upon, (ii) to the extent
applicable, sets forth in reasonable detail the facts and circumstances claimed
to provide a basis for the Early Termination under the provision so indicated,
and (iii) if the Date of Termination (as defined below) is other than the date
of receipt of such notice, specifies the Date of Termination (which date shall
be not more than thirty days after the giving of such notice). The failure by
the Executive or the Company to set forth in the Notice of Termination any fact
or circumstance which contributes to a showing of Good Reason, Cause or
Constructive Termination shall not waive any right of the Executive or the
Company, respectively, hereunder or preclude the Executive or the Company,
respectively, from asserting such fact or circumstance in enforcing the
Executive's or the Company's rights hereunder.
 
          (f)  Date of Termination. "Date of Termination" means the date on
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which an Early Termination is effective, which shall be as follows: (i) if the
Early Termination is by the Company for Cause, or by the Executive for Good
Reason or Constructive Termination, the date of receipt of the Notice of
Termination or any later date specified therein, as the case may be, (ii) if the
Early Termination is by the Company other than for Cause or Disability, the date
on which the Company notifies the Executive of such termination and (iii) if the
Early Termination occurs by reason of the Executive's death or Disability, the
date of death or the Disability Effective Date, as the case may be.
 
          5.   Obligations of the Company upon Termination.
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          (a)  During the Employment Period; Good Reason or Constructive
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Termination; Other Than for Cause, Death or Disability. If an Early Termination
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occurs during the Employment Period, either by action of the Company other than
for Cause or Disability or by action of the Executive for Good Reason, then the
Company shall provide the following payments and benefits:
 
               (i)  The Company shall pay to the Executive in a lump sum in cash
          within 30 days after the Date of Termination the aggregate of the
          following amounts:
 
                    A.   the sum of (1) any Base Salary through the Date of
               Termination, to the extent not theretofore paid, (2) the amount
               of any Annual Bonus for any fiscal year ended before the Date of
               Termination that has been earned but not yet paid, and (3) any
               compensation previously deferred by the Executive (together with
               any accrued interest or earnings thereon) and any accrued
               vacation pay, in each case to the extent not theretofore paid
               (the sum of the amounts described in clauses
 
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               (1), (2), and (3) shall be hereinafter referred to as the
               "Accrued Obligations); and
 
                    B.   the sum of (1) the aggregate amount of the Base Salary
               payable to the Executive for the portion of the Employment Period
               (as in effect immediately before the Date of Termination) that
               follows the Date of Termination, to the extent not theretofore
               paid, (2) the amount of the Annual Bonuses, if any, that the
               Executive would have been entitled to receive for periods ending
               after the Date of Termination under Section 3(b), assuming that
               any such Annual Bonuses were all earned at the target level of
               120% of Base Salary and assuming that the Employment Period would
               have ended at the conclusion of the 2003 Annual Meeting or such
               later date, if any, as the Board had established pursuant to the
               penultimate sentence of Section 1, (3) the cash retainer that
               would have been payable to the Executive for the actual scheduled
               period of the Chairmanship Period, if any, and (4) the cash
               retainer that would have been payable to the Executive during the
               Consulting Period; and
 
                    C.   an amount equal to the excess of (1) the actuarial
               equivalent of the benefit under the Company's qualified defined
               benefit retirement plan (the "Retirement Plan") (utilizing
               actuarial assumptions no less favorable to the Executive than
               those in effect under the Company's Retirement Plan immediately
               prior to the Date of Termination), and any excess or supplemental
               retirement plan in which the Executive participates (together,
               the "SERP") which the Executive would receive if the Executive's
               employment continued through the end of the Employment Period (as
               in effect immediately before the Date of Termination), assuming
               for this purpose that the Executive's compensation had equaled
               the Base Salary and Annual Bonuses payable during that period
               under Sections 3(a) and (b) (assuming that such Annual Bonuses
               were all earned at the target level of 120% of Base Salary), over
               (2) the actuarial equivalent of the Executive's actual benefit
               (paid or payable), if any, under the Retirement Plan and the SERP
               as of the Date of Termination;
 
          provided, that if the Executive shall have previously so elected in
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          accordance with any nonqualified deferred compensation plan of the
          Company in which the Executive is eligible to participate, some or all
          of such cash payments may be deferred under such plan.
 
               (ii) Until the end of the Employment Period, the Company shall
          continue benefits to the Executive and/or the Executive's family at
          least equal to those which would have been provided to them in
          accordance with the plans, programs, practices and policies described
          in Section 3(e)(ii) of this Agreement if the Executive's employment
          had not been terminated or, if more favorable to the Executive, as in
          effect generally at any time thereafter with respect to other senior
          executives of the Company and the Affiliated Companies and their
 
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          families; provided, however, that if the Executive becomes reemployed
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          with another employer and is eligible to receive medical or other
          welfare benefits under another employer provided plan, the medical and
          other welfare benefits described herein shall be secondary to those
          provided under such other plan during such applicable period of
          eligibility; and provided, further, that the period during which the
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          Executive and his family are eligible for health continuation coverage
          under Section 4980B of the Code by reason of the Executive's
          termination of employment shall be determined in accordance with the
          same principles as are applicable under the Company's general
          severance plan or policy. For purposes of determining eligibility (but
          not the time of commencement of benefits) of the Executive for retiree
          benefits pursuant to such plans, practices, programs and policies, the
          Executive shall be considered to have remained employed until the end
          of the Employment Period (as in effect immediately before the Date of
          Termination) and to have retired on the last day of the Employment
          Period.
 
               (iii)   The Company shall provide the Executive with the office
          and secretarial support provided for in Section 3(g) and the
          perquisites provided for in Section 3(i), in each case as if the
          Consulting Period had begun on the Date of Termination and ended at
          the conclusion of the 2006 Annual Meeting.
 
               (iv)    To the extent not theretofore paid or provided, the
          Company shall timely pay or provide to the Executive any other amounts
          or benefits required to be paid or provided or which the Executive is
          eligible to receive under any plan, program, policy or practice or
          contract or agreement of the Company and the Affiliated Companies,
          including without limitation under the agreements governing the
          Options, the Restricted Stock and the Split-dollar Arrangement (such
          other amounts and benefits shall be hereinafter referred to as the
          "Other Benefits").
 
          (b)  Death. If an Early Termination occurs by reason of the
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Executive's death during the Term of this Agreement, the Company shall pay the
Accrued Obligations to the Executive's estate or beneficiary, as applicable, in
a lump sum in cash within 30 days of the Date of Termination, and shall timely
pay or provide the Other Benefits.
 
          (c)  Disability. If an Early Termination occurs by reason of the
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Executive's Disability during the Term of this Agreement, the Company shall pay
the Accrued Obligations to the Executive in a lump sum in cash within 30 days of
the Date of Termination, and shall timely pay or provide the Other Benefits.
 
          (d)  Cause; Other than for Good Reason or Constructive Termination. If
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an Early Termination occurs by action of the Company for Cause during the Term
of this Agreement, or by action of the Executive during the Term of this
Agreement, excluding a termination for Good Reason or Constructive Termination
during the Employment Period, the Company shall pay the Accrued Obligations to
the Executive in a lump sum in cash within 30 days on the Date of Termination,
and shall timely pay or provide the Other Benefits.
 
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          (e)  During Chairmanship Period or Consulting Period.  If, during the
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Chairmanship Period (if any) or the Consulting Period, an Early Termination
occurs by action of the Company without Cause, then the Company shall (i) pay
the Executive the cash retainers that would have been payable to the Executive
for the remainder of the Chairmanship Period, if any, and the Consulting Period,
to the extent not theretofore paid, in a single lump sum cash payment, and (ii)
shall provide the Executive with the office and secretarial support provided for
in Section 3(g) and the perquisites provided for in Section 3(i), in each case
referred to in this clause (ii) as if the remainder of the Chairmanship Period
(if any) had been included in the Consulting Period.
 
          (f)  Change of Control Provisions. The provisions of this Section 5(f)
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shall govern, notwithstanding anything else to the contrary contained in this
Agreement.
 
               (i)   In the case of a Change of Control that is a Regulated
          Business Combination, then for all purposes of this Agreement, during
          that portion of the Change of Control Period, if any, prior to Final
          Regulatory Action: (A) the Executive may not exercise his rights to
          terminate his employment for Good Reason, but may only terminate his
          employment if he is Constructively Terminated by the Company; and (B)
          except to the extent expressly set forth in the definition of
          Constructive Termination, the Executive shall have no remedy for any
          breach by the Company of the provisions of Section 3; provided,
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          however, that any failure of the Company to comply in any material
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          respect with the provisions of Section 3 shall create a rebuttable
          presumption that a Constructive Termination has occurred. In the case
          of an Early Termination by action of the Executive for Constructive
          Termination, the Executive shall be entitled to the payments and
          benefits provided for in the case of a termination by the Executive
          for Good Reason under Section 5(a) as modified by clause (iii) of this
          Section 5(f).
 
               (ii)  An Early Termination by action of the Executive for any
          reason during any Change of Control Period shall be deemed to be for
          Good Reason for all purposes of this Agreement if such Early
          Termination occurs (A) in the case of a Change of Control that is a
          Business Combination but not a Regulated Business Combination, during
          the 30-day period beginning on the 180th day following the day on
          which the Business Combination is consummated, (B) in the case of any
          other Change of Control that is not a Regulated Business Combination,
          during the 30-day period beginning on the 180th day following the date
          of the Change of Control, and (C) in the case of a Change of Control
          that is a Regulated Business Combination consummated pursuant to Final
          Regulatory Action, during the 30-day period immediately following the
          first anniversary of the Final Regulatory Action (it being understood
          that the Executive will have no rights under this paragraph in the
          case of a Change of Control that is a Regulated Business Combination
          denied by the Agency).
 
               (iii) If, during any Change of Control Period, an Early
          Termination occurs by action of the Company other than for Cause or
          Disability or by action of the Executive for Good Reason or
          Constructive Termination, then the
 
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          Executive may choose to receive, in lieu of the amounts described in
          Section 5(a)(i), the Change of Control Accrued Obligations and the
          Change of Control Cash Severance and the Change of Control Retirement
          Benefit.
 
               (iv)  If, during any Change of Control Period, an Early
          Termination occurs by reason of the Executive's death or Disability,
          then the Accrued Obligations and Other Benefits required to be
          provided under Section 5(b) or 5(c), as applicable, shall be the
          Change of Control Accrued Obligations and the Change of Control Other
          Benefits, respectively.
 
          6.   Non-exclusivity of Rights.  Nothing in this Agreement shall
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prevent or limit the Executive's continuing or future participation in any plan,
program, policy or practice provided by the Company or any of the Affiliated
Companies for which the Executive may qualify, nor, subject to Section 14, shall
anything herein limit or otherwise affect such rights as the Executive may have
under any contract or agreement with the Company or any of the Affiliated
Companies. Amounts which are vested benefits or which the Executive is otherwise
entitled to receive under any plan, policy, practice or program of or any
contract or agreement with the Company or any of the Affiliated Companies at or
subsequent to the Date of Termination shall be payable in accordance with such
plan, policy, practice or program or contract or agreement except as explicitly
modified by this Agreement.
 
          7.   Full Settlement.  The Company's obligation to make the payments
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provided for in this Agreement and otherwise to perform its obligations
hereunder shall not be affected by any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment,
defense or other claim, right or action which the Company may have against the
Executive or others. In no event shall the Executive be obligated to seek other
employment or take any other action by way of mitigation of the amounts payable
to the Executive under any of the provisions of this Agreement and such amounts
shall not be reduced whether or not the Executive obtains other employment. The
Company agrees to pay as incurred, to the full extent permitted by law, all
legal fees and expenses which the Executive may reasonably incur as a result of
any contest regardless of the outcome thereof by the Company, the Executive or
others of the validity or enforceability of, or liability under, any provision
of this Agreement or any guarantee of performance thereof (including as a result
of any contest by the Executive about the amount of any payment pursuant to this
Agreement), plus in each case interest on any delayed payment, at the applicable
Federal rate provided for in Section 7872(f)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986, as amended (the "Code"); provided, that the Executive shall repay to
the Company all such amounts paid by the Company, and shall not be entitled to
any further payments hereunder, in connection with a contest originated by the
Executive if the trier of fact in such contest determines that the Executive's
claim was not brought in good faith or was frivolous.
 
          8.   Confidential Information; No-Raid; Noncompetition; Inventions.
               -------------------------------------------------------------
(a) The Executive shall hold in a fiduciary capacity, for the benefit of the
Company and the Affiliated Companies, all secret or confidential information,
knowledge or data relating to the Company or any Affiliated Company and their
respective businesses (including, without limitation, any proprietary and not
publicly available information concerning any processes, methods, trade secrets,
research, secret data, costs or names of users or purchasers of their respective
products or services, business methods, operating procedures or programs or
 
                                      -10-
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methods of promotion and sale) that the Executive obtains during the Executive's
employment by the Company or any Affiliated Company and/or his service as a
consultant hereunder, and that is not public knowledge (other than as a result
of the Executive's violation of this Section 8(a)) ("Confidential Information").
For the purposes of this Section 8(a), information shall not be deemed to be
publicly available merely because it is embraced by general disclosures or
because individual features or combinations thereof are publicly available. The
Executive shall not communicate, divulge or disseminate Confidential Information
at any time during or after the Executive's employment with the Company or any
Affiliated Company, except with the prior written consent of the Company, or
such Affiliated Company, as applicable, or as otherwise required by law or legal
process. All records, files, memoranda, reports, customer lists, drawings,
plans, documents and the like that the Executive uses, prepares or comes into
contact with during the course of the Executive's employment shall remain the
sole property of the Company and/or one or more Affiliated Company, as
applicable, and shall be turned over to the Company or such Affiliated Company,
as applicable, upon termination of the Executive's employment. The Executive
also agrees that until the 2007 Annual Meeting, he will advise any prospective
employer or client that meets any of the following criteria of the
confidentiality restrictions set forth in this Agreement and state in writing to
such prospective employer or client that his employment or provision of services
will not violate these provisions, and will deliver a copy of such statement to
the Company. Such a statement shall be required for any prospective employer or
client that is (i) engaged in the railroad or intermodal transportation
business; (ii) a customer representing more than 1% of the revenues of either
CSX Transportation, Inc. or CSX Intermodal, Inc.; or (iii) affiliated with the
Norfolk Southern Corporation.
 
          (b)  The Executive agrees that he will not, at any time hereafter,
without the prior written consent of the Company or the applicable Affiliated
Company, as applicable, directly or indirectly employ, or solicit the employment
of (whether as an employee, officer, director, agent, consultant or independent
contractor), any person who was or is at any time during the previous twelve
months an employee, representative, officer or director of the Company or any
Affiliated Company (except for such employment by the Company or any Affiliated
Company); provided, however, that a public advertisement not specifically
          --------
targeted at the employees of the Company shall not be deemed to be a
solicitation for purposes of this provision.
 
          (c)  The Executive shall not at any time hereafter, without the prior
written consent of the Successor CEO, engage in or become associated with a
Competitive Activity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Executive may make and
retain investments in less than 0.5% of the equity of any entity engaged in a
Competitive Activity, if such equity is listed on a national securities exchange
or regularly traded in an over-the-counter market.
 
          (d)  All plans, discoveries and improvements, whether patentable or
unpatentable, made or devised by the Executive, whether alone or jointly with
others, from the date of the Executive's initial employment by the Company and
continuing until the end of the Consulting Period (or, if there is no Consulting
Period, until the termination of the Executive's employment with the Company and
the Affiliated Companies), relating or pertaining in any way to the Executive's
employment with or the business of the Company or any Affiliated Company, shall
be promptly disclosed in writing to the Chief Executive Officer and are hereby
 
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transferred to and shall redound to the benefit of the Company, and shall become
and remain its sole and exclusive property. The Executive agrees to execute any
assignments to the Company or its nominee, of the Executive's entire right,
title and interest in and to any such discoveries and improvements and to
execute any other instruments and documents requisite or desirable in applying
for and obtaining patents or copyrights, at the expense of the Company, with
respect thereto in the United States and in all foreign countries, that may be
required by the Company. The Executive further agrees, during and after the
Employment Period, to cooperate to the extent and in the manner required by the
Company, in the prosecution or defense of any patent or copyright claims or any
litigation, or other proceeding involving any trade secrets, processes,
discoveries or improvements covered by this Agreement, but all necessary
expenses thereof shall be paid by the Company.
 
          (e)  The Executive acknowledges and agrees that: (i) the purpose of
the foregoing covenants, including without limitation the noncompetition
covenant of Section 8(c), is to protect the goodwill, trade secrets and other
Confidential Information of the Company; (ii) because of the nature of the
business in which the Company and the Affiliated Companies are engaged and
because of the nature of the Confidential Information to which the Executive has
access, it would be impractical and excessively difficult to determine the
actual damages of the Company and any Affiliated Company in the event the
Executive breached any of the covenants of this Section 8; and (iii) remedies at
law (such as monetary damages) for any breach of the Executive's obligations
under this Section 8 would be inadequate. The Executive therefore agrees and
consents that if he commits any breach of a covenant under this Section 8 or
threatens to commit any such breach, the Company shall have the right (in
addition to, and not in lieu of, any other right or remedy that may be available
to it) to temporary and permanent injunctive relief from a court of competent
jurisdiction, without posting any bond or other security and without the
necessity of proof of actual damage. With respect to any provision of this
Section 8 finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be
unenforceable, the Executive and the Company hereby agree that such court shall
have jurisdiction to reform this Agreement or any provision hereof so that it is
enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the parties agree to
abide by such court's determination. If any of the covenants of this Section 8
are determined to be wholly or partially unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such
determination shall not be a bar to or in any way diminish the Company's right
to enforce any such covenant in any other jurisdiction.
 
          9.   Certain Additional Payments by the Company. (a) Anything in this
               ------------------------------------------
Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding and except as set forth below, in the
event it shall be determined that any payment or distribution by the Company to
or for the benefit of the Executive (whether paid or payable or distributed or
distributable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or otherwise, but
determined without regard to any additional payments required under this Section
9) (a "Payment") would be subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of
the Code or any interest or penalties are incurred by the Executive with respect
to such excise tax (such excise tax, together with any such interest and
penalties, are hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Excise Tax"), then
the Executive shall be entitled to receive an additional payment (a "Gross-Up
Payment") in an amount such that after payment by the Executive of all taxes
(including any interest or penalties imposed with respect to such taxes),
including, without limitation, any income taxes (and any interest and penalties
imposed with respect thereto) and Excise Tax imposed upon the Gross-Up Payment,
the Executive retains an
 
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amount of the Gross-Up Payment equal to the Excise Tax imposed upon the
Payments. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 9(a), if it
shall be determined that the Executive is entitled to a Gross-Up Payment, but
that the Executive, after taking into account the Payments and the Gross-Up
Payment, would not receive a net after-tax benefit of at least $50,000 (taking
into account both income taxes and any Excise Tax) as compared to the net after-
tax proceeds to the Executive resulting from an elimination of the Gross-Up
Payment and a reduction of the Payments, in the aggregate, to an amount (the
"Reduced Amount") such that the receipt of Payments would not give rise to any
Excise Tax, then no Gross-Up Payment shall be made to the Executive and the
Payments, in the aggregate, shall be reduced to the Reduced Amount.
 
          (b)  Subject to the provisions of Section 9(c), all determinations
required to be made under this Section 9, including whether and when a Gross-Up
Payment is required and the amount of such Gross-Up Payment and the assumptions
to be utilized in arriving at such determination, shall be made by Ernst & Young
or such other certified public accounting firm as may be designated by the
Executive (the "Accounting Firm") which shall provide detailed supporting
calculations both to the Company and the Executive within 15 business days of
the receipt of notice from the Executive that there has been a Payment, or such
earlier time as is requested by the Company. In the event that the Accounting
Firm is serving as accountant or auditor for the individual, entity or group
effecting the Change of Control, the Executive shall appoint another nationally
recognized accounting firm to make the determinations required hereunder (which
accounting firm shall then be referred to as the Accounting Firm hereunder). All
fees and expenses of the Accounting Firm shall be borne solely by the Company.
Any Gross-Up Payment, as determined pursuant to this Section 9, shall be paid by
the Company to the Executive within five days of the receipt of the Accounting
Firm's determination. Any determination by the Accounting Firm shall be binding
upon the Company and the Executive. As a result of the uncertainty in the
application of Section 4999 of the Code at the time of the initial determination
by the Accounting Firm hereunder, it is possible that Gross-Up Payments which
will not have been made by the Company should have been made ("Underpayment"),
consistent with the calculations required to be made hereunder. In the event
that the Company exhausts its remedies pursuant to Section 9(c) and the
Executive thereafter is required to make a payment of any Excise Tax, the
Accounting Firm shall determine the amount of the Underpayment that has occurred
and any such Underpayment shall be promptly paid by the Company to or for the
benefit of the Executive.
 
          (c)  The Executive shall notify the Company in writing of any claim by
the Internal Revenue Service that, if successful, would require the payment by
the Company of the Gross-Up Payment. Such notification shall be given as soon as
practicable but no later than ten business days after the Executive is informed
in writing of such claim and shall apprise the Company of the nature of such
claim and the date on which such claim is requested to be paid. The Executive
shall not pay such claim prior to the expiration of the 30-day period following
the date on which it gives such notice to the Company (or such shorter period
ending on the date that any payment of taxes with respect to such claim is due).
If the Company notifies the Executive in writing prior to the expiration of such
period that it desires to contest such claim, the Executive shall:
 
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               (i)    give the Company any information reasonably requested by
          the Company relating to such claim,
 
               (ii)   take such action in connection with contesting such claim
          as the Company shall reasonably request in writing from time to time,
          including, without limitation, accepting legal representation with
          respect to such claim by an attorney reasonably selected by the
          Company,
 
               (iii)  cooperate with the Company in good faith in order
          effectively to contest such claim, and
 
               (iv)   permit the Company to participate in any proceedings
          relating to such claim;
 
provided, however, that the Company shall bear and pay directly all costs and
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expenses (including additional interest and penalties) incurred in connection
with such contest and shall indemnify and hold the Executive harmless, on an
after-tax basis, for any Excise Tax or income tax (including interest and
penalties with respect thereto) imposed as a result of such representation and
payment of costs and expenses.  Without limitation on the foregoing provisions
of this Section 9(c), the Company shall control all proceedings taken in
connection with such contest and, at its sole option, may pursue or forgo any
and all administrative appeals, proceedings, hearings and conferences with the
taxing authority in respect of such claim and may, at its sole option, either
direct the Executive to pay the tax claimed and sue for a refund or contest the
claim in any permissible manner, and the Executive agrees to prosecute such
contest to a determination before any administrative tribunal, in a court of
initial jurisdiction and in one or more appellate courts, as the Company shall
determine; provided, however, that if the Company directs the Executive to pay
           --------  -------
such claim and sue for a refund, the Company shall advance the amount of such
payment to the Executive, on an interest-free basis and shall indemnify and hold
the Executive harmless, on an after-tax basis, from any Excise Tax or income tax
(including interest or penalties with respect thereto) imposed with respect to
such advance or with respect to any imputed income with respect to such advance;
and further provided that any extension of the statute of limitations relating
to payment of taxes for the taxable year of the Executive with respect to which
such contested amount is claimed to be due is limited solely to such contested
amount.  Furthermore, the Company's control of the contest shall be limited to
issues with respect to which a Gross-Up Payment would be payable hereunder and
the Executive shall be entitled to settle or contest, as the case may be, any
other issue raised by the Internal Revenue Service or any other taxing
authority.
 
          (d)  If, after the receipt by the Executive of an amount advanced by
the Company pursuant to Section 9(c), the Executive becomes entitled to receive
any refund with respect to such claim, the Executive shall (subject to the
Company's complying with the requirements of Section 9(c)) promptly pay to the
Company the amount of such refund (together with any interest paid or credited
thereon after taxes applicable thereto). If, after the receipt by the Executive
of an amount advanced by the Company pursuant to Section 9(c), a determination
is made that the Executive shall not be entitled to any refund with respect to
such claim and the Company does not notify the Executive in writing of its
intent to contest such denial of refund prior to the expiration of 30 days after
such determination, then such advance
 
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shall be forgiven and shall not be required to be repaid and the amount of such
advance shall offset, to the extent thereof, the amount of Gross-Up Payment
required to be paid.
 
          10.  Definitions.  (a)  Accounting Firm:  defined in Section 9(b).
               -----------        ---------------
 
          (b)  Accrued Obligations:  defined in Section 5(a)(i)(A).
               -------------------
 
          (c)  Affiliated Company: any company controlled by, controlling or
               ------------------
under common control with the Company.
 
          (d)  Agency: the Surface Transportation Board or any successor agency
               ------
or regulatory body having jurisdiction over Business Combinations involving the
Company.
 
          (e)  Agreement:  defined in the first paragraph of the preamble.
               ---------
 
          (f)  Annual Bonus:  defined in Section 3(b).
               ------------
 
          (g)  Annual Meeting: the annual meeting of the shareholders of the
               --------------
Company that occurs during the specified calendar year (for example, the "2004
Annual Meeting" means the annual meeting of the shareholders of the Company that
occurs during calendar year 2004).
 
          (h)  Base Salary:  defined in Section 3(a).
               -----------
 
          (i)  Board:  defined in the second paragraph of the preamble.
               -----
 
          (j)  Business Combination: a reorganization, merger or consolidation
               --------------------
or sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the
Company or its principal subsidiary.
 
          (k)  Cause:  defined in Section 4(c).
               -----
 
          (l)  Chairmanship Period:  defined in Section 1.
               -------------------
 
          (m)  Change of Control.  Any of the following events:
               -----------------
 
               (i)  Stock Acquisition.  The acquisition by any Person of
                    -----------------
beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the
Exchange Act) of 20% or more of either (A) the Outstanding Company Common Stock
or (B) the Outstanding Company Voting Securities; provided, however, that for
                                                  --------  -------
purposes of this definition, the following acquisitions shall not constitute a
Change of Control: (1) any acquisition directly from the Company, (2) any
acquisition by the Company, (3) any acquisition by any employee benefit plan (or
related trust) sponsored or maintained by the Company or any corporation
controlled by the Company or (4) any acquisition by any corporation pursuant to
a transaction which complies with clauses (A), (B) and (C) of subsection (iii)
of this definition; or
 
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               (ii)    Board Composition. Individuals who, as of the date
                       -----------------
          hereof, constitute the Board (the "Incumbent Board") cease for any
          reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board; provided,
          however, that any individual becoming a director subsequent to the
          date hereof whose election, or nomination for election by the
          Company's shareholders, was approved by a vote of at least a majority
          of the directors then comprising the Incumbent Board shall be
          considered as though such individual were a member of the Incumbent
          Board, but excluding, for this purpose, any such individual whose
          initial assumption of office occurs as a result of an actual or
          threatened election contest with respect to the election or removal of
          directors or other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or
          consents by or on behalf of a Person other than the Board; or
 
               (iii)   Business Combination. Approval by the shareholders of the
                       --------------------
          Company of a Business Combination that is not subject, as a matter of
          law or contract, to approval by the Agency, in each case, unless,
                                                                    ------
          following such Business Combination:
 
                       A.  all or substantially all of the individuals and
               entities who were the beneficial owners, respectively, of the
               Outstanding Company Common Stock and Outstanding Company Voting
               Securities immediately prior to such Business Combination
               beneficially own, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of,
               respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock and the
               combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities
               entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, as the
               case may be, of the corporation resulting from such Business
               Combination (including, without limitation, a corporation which
               as a result of such transaction owns the Company or its principal
               subsidiary or all or substantially all of the assets of the
               Company or its principal subsidiary either directly or through
               one or more subsidiaries) in substantially the same proportions
               as their ownership, immediately prior to such Business
               Combination of the Outstanding Company Common Stock and
               Outstanding Company Voting Securities, as the case may be;
 
                       B.  no Person (excluding any corporation resulting from
               such Business Combination or any employee benefit plan (or
               related trust) of the Company or such corporation resulting from
               such Business Combination) beneficially owns, directly or
               indirectly, 20% or more of, respectively, the then outstanding
               shares of common stock of the corporation resulting from such
               Business Combination or the combined voting power of the then
               outstanding voting securities of such corporation except to the
               extent that such ownership existed prior to the Business
               Combination; and
 
                       C.  at least a majority of the members of the board of
               directors of the corporation resulting from such Business
               Combination were members of the Incumbent Board at the time of
               the execution of the
 
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               initial agreement, or of the action of the Board, providing for
               such Business Combination; or
 
               (iv)    Regulated Business Combination.  Consummation of a
                       ------------------------------
          Regulated Business Combination; or
 
               (v)     Liquidation or Dissolution.  Approval by the shareholders
                       --------------------------
          of the Company of a complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company
          or its principal subsidiary.
 
If any Change of Control is a Regulated Business Combination, but its
implementation involves another Change of Control that is not a Regulated
Business Combination, such Change of Control shall not be deemed to be a
Regulated Business Combination, the provisions governing a Regulated Business
Combination shall not apply, and the provisions governing such other Change in
Control shall apply.
 
          (n)  Change of Control Accrued Obligations: the sum of (i) the
               -------------------------------------
Executive's Base Salary through the Date of Termination to the extent not
theretofore paid, (ii) the product of (1) the Highest Annual Bonus and (2) a
fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days in the current fiscal
year through the Date of Termination, and the denominator of which is 365 and
(iii) any compensation previously deferred by the Executive (together with any
accrued interest or earnings thereon) and any accrued vacation pay, in each case
to the extent not theretofore paid.
 
          (o)  Change of Control Cash Severance: three times the sum of the
               --------------------------------
Base Salary and the Highest Annual Bonus.
 
          (p)  Change of Control Other Benefits: the Other Benefits, except
               --------------------------------
that such Other Benefits shall be at least equal to the most favorable benefits
provided by the Company and the Affiliated Companies to the estates and
beneficiaries of peer executives of the Company and the Affiliated Companies
under such plans, programs, practices and policies relating to death or
disability benefits, as applicable, if any, as in effect with respect to other
peer executives and their beneficiaries at any time during the 120-day period
immediately preceding the date of the Change of Control or, if more favorable to
the Executive, the Executive's estate and/or the Executive's beneficiaries, as
in effect on the date of the Executive's death or Disability, as applicable with
respect to other peer executives of the Company and the Affiliated Companies and
their beneficiaries.
 
          (q)  Change of Control Period: The portion, if any, of the Employment
               ------------------------
Period that begins on the date of a Change of Control and ends on or before the
third anniversary thereof; provided, that if a Change of Control occurs, and
during the Employment Period (but before the Change of Control), the Executive's
employment with the Company is terminated by the Company without Cause or the
Executive ceases to be an officer of the Company, and if it is reasonably
demonstrated by the Executive that such termination of employment or cessation
of status as an officer (i) was at the request of a third party who has taken
steps reasonably calculated to effect such Change of Control or (ii) otherwise
arose in connection with or anticipation of such Change of Control, then, in
each such case, the Change
 
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of Control Period shall begin on the date immediately prior to the date of such
termination of employment or cessation of status as an officer.
 
          (r)  Change of Control Retirement Benefit:  An amount equal to the
               ------------------------------------
excess of (i) the actuarial equivalent of the benefit under the Retirement Plan
(utilizing actuarial assumptions no less favorable to the Executive than those
in effect under the Company's Retirement Plan immediately prior to the beginning
of the Change of Control Period), and the SERP which the Executive would receive
if the Executive's employment continued for three years after the Date of
Termination assuming for this purpose that all accrued benefits are fully
vested, and, assuming that the Executive's compensation in each of the three
years was that required by Section 3(a) and Section 3(b), over (ii) the
actuarial equivalent of the Executive's actual benefit (paid or payable), if
any, under the Retirement Plan and the SERP as of the Date of Termination.
 
          (s)  Code: defined in Section 7.
               ----
 
          (t)  Constructively Terminated and Constructive Termination: For
               -------------------------     ------------------------
purposes of this Agreement, a "Constructive Termination" shall mean:
 
               (i)    substantial diminution of the Executive's duties or
          responsibilities as contemplated by Section 2(a) of this Agreement,
          excluding for this purpose an isolated, insubstantial and inadvertent
          action not taken in bad faith and which is remedied by the Company
          promptly after receipt of notice thereof given by the Executive;
 
               (ii)   a reduction in the Executive's Base Salary;
 
               (iii)  a failure by the Company to comply with Section 3(b)
          regarding the Annual Bonus;
 
               (iv)   a reduction in the Executive's other benefits or
          perquisites described in Section 3 unless the Executive's peer
          executives suffer a comparable reduction;
 
               (v)    the Company's requiring the Executive to be based at any
          office or location other than as provided in Section 3(g) hereof; or
 
               (vi)   any purported termination by the Company of the
          Executive's employment otherwise than for Cause.
 
          (u)  Company:  defined in the first paragraph of the preamble.
               -------
 
          (v)  Competitive Activity means any business or other endeavor, in
               --------------------
any county of any state of the United States or a comparable jurisdiction in
Canada or any other country, directly or indirectly for a Class I railroad
operating in North America, and the Executive shall be considered to have become
associated with a Competitive Activity if the Executive becomes directly or
indirectly involved as an owner, principal, employee, officer, director,
independent contractor, representative, stockholder, financial backer, agent,
partner,
 
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advisor, lender, or in any other individual or representative capacity with any
individual, partnership, corporation or other organization that is engaged in a
Competitive Activity.
 
          (w)   Confidential Information: defined in Section 8.
                ------------------------
 
          (x)   Consulting Period: defined in Section 1.
                -----------------
 
          (y)   Date of Termination: defined in Section 4(f).
                -------------------
 
          (z)   Disability: defined in Section 4(b).
                ----------
 
          (aa)  Disability Effective Date: defined in Section 4(b).
                -------------------------
 
          (bb)  Early Termination: defined in Section 4(a).
                -----------------
 
          (cc)  Employment Period: defined in Section 1.
                -----------------
 
          (dd)  Excise Tax: defined in Section 9(a).
                ----------
 
          (ee)  Executive: defined in the first paragraph of the preamble.
                ---------
 
          (ff)  Final Regulatory Action: the effective date of a final
                -----------------------
decision by the Agency on a proposed Regulated Business Combination
 
          (gg)  Good Reason:  defined in Section 4(d).
                -----------
 
          (hh)  Gross-Up Payment:  defined in Section 9(a).
                ----------------
 
          (ii)  Highest Annual Bonus: the highest of the actual amounts of the
                --------------------
annual bonuses earned by the Executive for each of the last three full fiscal
years prior to the beginning of the Change of Control Period or, if higher, 120%
of the Base Salary.
 
          (jj)  Incumbent Board:  defined in Section 10(i)(ii).
                ---------------
 
          (kk)  Notice of Termination:  defined in Section 4(e).
                ---------------------
 
          (ll)  Options: defined in Section 3(c).
                -------
 
          (mm)  Other Benefits: defined in Section 5(a)(iv).
                --------------
 
          (nn)  Outstanding Company Common Stock: as of any given time, the
                --------------------------------
then-outstanding shares of common stock of the Company.
 
          (oo)  Outstanding Company Voting Securities: as of any given time,
                -------------------------------------
the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of the
Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors.
 
          (pp)  Payment: defined in Section 9(a).
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          (qq)   Person: any individual, entity or group within the meaning of
                 ------
Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
 
          (rr)   Prior Agreements:  defined in Section 14.
                 ----------------
 
          (ss)   Reduced Amount:  defined in Section 9(a).
                 --------------
 
          (tt)   Regulated Business Combination: a Business Combination that is
                 ------------------------------
subject, as a matter of law or contract, to approval by the Agency, unless such
Business Combination complies with clauses (A), (B) and (C) of subsection (iii)
of the definition of Change of Control.
 
          (uu)   Restricted Stock:  defined in Section 3(c).
                 ----------------
 
          (vv)   Retirement Plan:  defined in Section 5(a)(i)(C).
                 ---------------
 
          (ww)   SERP:  defined in Section 5(a)(i)(C).
                 ----
 
          (xx)   Split-Dollar Arrangement:  defined in Section 3(d).
                 ------------------------
 
          (yy)   Successor CEO: at any given time after the Executive ceases to
                 -------------
be Chief Executive Officer of the Company, the individual who is then serving in
that position.
 
          (zz)   Term of this Agreement:  defined in Section 1.
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          (aaa)  Underpayment:  defined in Section 9(a).
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          11.    Arbitration. The Company and the Executive agree that all
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disputes, controversies and claims arising between them concerning the subject
matter of this Agreement, other than Sections 8 and 9 hereof, shall be settled
by arbitration in accordance with the rules and procedures of the American
Arbitration Association of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia in accordance with the
laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. If the parties to any such dispute,
controversy or claim are unable to agree upon an arbitrator or arbitrators, then
three arbitrators or two arbitrators and one umpire shall be appointed by the
American Arbitration Association of Virginia, as it may determine, in accordance
with the rules and practices, then obtaining, of such association. If the
parties to any such dispute, controversy or claim shall agree upon two
arbitrators, but such parties or such arbitrators shall be unable to agree upon
a third arbitrator or upon an umpire, then such third arbitrator or umpire shall
be appointed as aforesaid by the said American Arbitration Association. Any
arbitration pursuant to this Section 11 shall be final and binding on the
parties, and judgment upon the award rendered in any such arbitration may be
entered in any court, state or federal, having jurisdiction. The parties
expressly acknowledge that they are waiving their rights to seek remedies in
court, including without limitation the right (if any) to a jury trial.
 
          12.    Successors. (a) This Agreement is personal to the Executive and
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without the prior written consent of the Company shall not be assignable by the
Executive otherwise than by will or the laws of descent and distribution. This
Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Executive's
legal representatives.
 
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          (b)    This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding
upon the Company and its successors and assigns.
 
          (c)    The Company will require any successor (whether direct or
indirect, by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) to all or
substantially all of the business and/or assets of the Company to assume
expressly and agree to perform this Agreement in the same manner and to the same
extent that the Company would be required to perform it if no such succession
had taken place. As used in this Agreement, "Company" shall mean the Company as
hereinbefore defined and any successor to its business and/or assets as
aforesaid which assumes and agrees to perform this Agreement by operation of
law, or otherwise.
 
          13.    Miscellaneous. (a) This Agreement shall be governed by and
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construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without
reference to principles of conflict of laws. The captions of this Agreement are
not part of the provisions hereof and shall have no force or effect. This
Agreement may not be amended or modified otherwise than by a written agreement
executed by the parties hereto or their respective successors and legal
representatives.
 
          (b)    All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in
writing and shall be given by hand delivery to the other party or by registered
or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed as
follows:
 
          If to the Executive:
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          John W. Snow
 
 
 
          If to the Company:
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          CSX Corporation
          One James Center
          Richmond, Virginia 23219
 
          Attention: General Counsel
 
or to such other address as either party shall have furnished to the other in
writing in accordance herewith. Notice and communications shall be effective
when actually received by the addressee.
 
          (c)    The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this
Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision
of this Agreement.
 
          (d)    The Company may withhold from any amounts payable under this
Agreement such Federal, state, local or foreign taxes as shall be required to be
withheld pursuant to any applicable law or regulation.
 
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          (e)    The Executive's or the Company's failure to insist upon strict
compliance with any provision of this Agreement or the failure to assert any
right the Executive or the Company may have hereunder, including, without
limitation, the right of the Executive to terminate employment for Good Reason
or Constructive Termination pursuant to Section 5 of this Agreement, shall not
be deemed to be a waiver of such provision or right or any other provision or
right of this Agreement.
 
          14.    Waiver and Release with Respect to Prior Agreements. In
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exchange for the compensation and benefits promised herein, the Executive hereby
waives and releases the Company and the Affiliated Companies from any and all
claims he ever had or may have arising from or in connection with the Employment
Agreement dated as of February 1, 1995, as amended, between the Company and the
Executive and in connection with any obligations of the Company upon termination
of the Executive's Employment other than those specifically addressing
Restricted Shares in Section 5 of the Employment Agreement dated as of June 15,
1999, as amended, between the Company and the Executive (collectively, the
"Prior Agreements"), and the Executive acknowledges that this Agreement
supersedes and renders null and void in all respects the Prior Agreements.
 
          15.    Other Agreements Unaffected. Except for the Prior Agreements,
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or as otherwise expressly provided herein, this Agreement shall have no effect
on any other agreement between the Executive and the Company or any of the
Affiliated Companies, and any such agreement (including, without limitation, the
Limited Guaranty dated September 22, 2000) is ratified and confirmed in all
respects and shall remain in full force and effect in accordance with its terms.
 
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          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Executive has hereunto set the Executive's
hand and, pursuant to the authorization from its Board of Directors, the Company
has caused these presents to be executed in its name on its behalf, all as of
the day and year first above written.
 
                                        /s/ John W. Snow
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                                                  John W. Snow
 
                                        CSX CORPORATION
 
 
                                        /s/ Mark G. Aron
                                        ------------------------------------
                                        Vice Chairman
                                        October 26, 2001

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

AGREEMENT by and between CSX Corporation, a Virginia corporation (the "Company") and John W. Snow (the "Executive") dated as of the 15th day of June, 1999.

WHEREAS, Section 11 of the CSX Corporation 1987 Long-Term Performance Stock Plan ("1987 Plan") provides that the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of CSX Corporation ("Committee") may, in its discretion, set forth in a written agreement with Executive conditions, restrictions or limitations upon the grant of a Restricted Stock Award ("RSA") which differ from the terms set forth in the 1987 Plan;

WHEREAS, the RSA grants hereunder are made pursuant to the 1987 Plan and this Agreement;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

1. Effective Date. The "Effective Date" shall mean June 30, 1999.

2. Employment Period. The Company hereby agrees to employ the Executive, and the  Executive hereby agrees to enter into the employ of the Company subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, for the period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on the third anniversary thereof, or if later, until the appointment of the Executive's successor as Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the "Employment Period").

3. Terms of Employment. (a) Position and Duties. (i) (A) During the Employment   Period, the Executive shall serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company with such authority, duties and responsibilities as are commensurate with such position and as may be consistent with such position, including oversight of the integration of Conrail and succession planning, and (B) the Executive's services shall be performed in Richmond, Virginia. If elected, the Executive shall serve on the Company's Board of Directors during the Employment Period.

(ii)During the Employment Period, and excluding any periods of vacation and sick leave to which the Executive is entitled, the Executive agrees to devote substantially all of his attention and time during normal business hours to the business and affairs of the Company and, to the extent necessary to discharge the responsibilities assigned to the Executive hereunder, to use the Executive's reasonable best efforts to perform faithfully and efficiently such responsibilities. During the Employment Period it shall not be a violation of this Agreement for the Executive to (A) serve on corporate, civic or charitable boards or committees, (B) deliver lectures, fulfill speaking engagements or teach at educational institutions and (C) manage personal investments, so long as such activities do not significantly interfere with the performance of the Executive's responsibilities as an employee of the Company in accordance with this Agreement.

(b) Compensation. (i) Base Salary. During the Employment Period, the Executive   shall receive an annual base salary ("Annual Base Salary") of no less than the base salary paid to the Executive immediately prior to the Effective Date. During the Employment Period, the Annual Base Salary shall be reviewed in accordance with the Company's current practice. Any increase in Annual Base Salary shall not serve to limit or reduce any other obligation to the Executive under this Agreement. Annual Base Salary shall not be reduced after any such increase and the term Annual Base Salary as utilized in this Agreement shall refer to Annual Base Salary as so increased. As used in this Agreement, the term "affiliated companies" shall include any company controlled by, controlling or under common control with the Company.

(ii) Annual Bonus. During the Employment Period, the  Executive shall be eligible to receive an annual cash bonus ("Annual Bonus") on the same basis as immediately prior to the Effective Date.

(iii) Incentive Awards. In addition to the Executive's participation in stock and other long-term incentive programs of the Company, the Executive shall receive: (A) with respect to the Plan Year ending June 30, 1999, a grant of 150,000 shares of restricted Company common stock subject to the conditions described below, and (B) with respect to the Plan Year ending June 30, 2000, 100,000 shares of restricted Company stock subject to the conditions described below (the "Restricted Shares"). The Restricted Shares shall be granted to the Executive upon his certification that he has acquired since April 27, 1999, 250,000 shares of the Company's common stock. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Restricted Shares shall vest at the end of the Employment Period, or at such earlier time as provided by the Committee, provided that the Company's average free cash-flow per share on an annualized basis, as adjusted for any extraordinary events, during such period is higher than its free cash-flow per share, as adjusted for any extraordinary events, for the four consecutive quarters ending March 26, 1999. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Restricted Shares shall vest upon a Change of Control of the Company, as defined in the Company's 1987 Plan.

(iv) Retirement. The Executive shall be provided with pension benefits as in  effect immediately prior to the Effective Date, provided that in determining the amount of the Executive's retirement benefits, with respect to the time the Executive remains employed by the Company, the value of the Restricted Shares as of the date of grant to the extent performance goals pursuant to Section 3(iii) have been met as of that date shall be treated as if being paid to him as a cash bonus, for the purpose of pension computation only, ratably over a 36 month period based on the value of such shares on the date of grant.

(v) Other Employee Benefit Plans. During the Employment Period, except as  otherwise expressly provided herein, the Executive shall be entitled to participate in all employee benefit, welfare, vacation, fringe benefit and other plans, practices, policies and programs as provided to him immediately prior to the Effective Date.

4. Termination of Employment. (a) Death or Disability. The Executive's employment shall terminate automatically upon the Executive's death during the Employment Period. If the Company determines in good faith that the Disability of the Executive has occurred during the Employment Period (pursuant to the definition of "Disability" set forth in the 1987 Plan), it may give to the Executive written notice in accordance with Section 10(b) of this Agreement of its intention to terminate the Executive's employment. In such event, the Executive's employment with the Company shall terminate effective on the 30th day after receipt of such notice by the Executive (the "Disability Effective Date"), provided that, within the 30 days after such receipt, the Executive shall not have returned to full-time performance of the Executive's duties.

(b) Cause. The Company may terminate the Executive's employment during the Employment Period for Cause. For purposes of this Agreement, "Cause" shall mean:

(i) the continued failure of the Executive to perform substantially the Executive's duties with the Company or one of its affiliates (other than any such failure resulting from incapacity due to physical or mental illness), after a written demand for substantial performance is delivered to the Executive by the Board which specifically identifies the manner in which the Board believes that the Executive has not substantially performed the Executive's duties, or

(ii) the willful engaging by the Executive in illegal conduct or gross misconduct which is materially and demonstrably injurious to the Company, or

(iii) conviction of a felony or guilty or nolo contendere plea by the Executive with respect thereto.

For purposes of this provision, no act or failure to act, on the part of the Executive, shall be considered "willful" unless it is done, or omitted to be done, by the Executive in bad faith or without reasonable belief that the Executive's action or omission was in the best interests of the Company. Any act, or failure to act, based upon authority given pursuant to a resolution duly adopted by the Board or based upon the advice of counsel for the Company shall be conclusively presumed to be done, or omitted to be done, by the Executive in good faith and in the best interests of the Company.

(c) Good Reason. The Executive's employment may be terminated by the Executive  for Good Reason. For purposes of this Agreement, "Good Reason" shall mean in the absence of a written consent of the Executive, a material breach by the Company of a material term of this Agreement, after the Executive has given the Company notice thereof and a reasonable opportunity to cure.

(d) Notice of Termination. Any termination by the Company for Cause, or by the  Executive for Good Reason, shall be communicated by Notice of Termination to the other party hereto given in accordance with Section 10(b) of this Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement, a "Notice of Termination" means a written notice which (i) indicates the specific termination provision in this Agreement relied upon, (ii) to the extent applicable, sets forth in reasonable detail the facts and circumstances claimed to provide a basis for termination of the Executive's employment under the provision so indicated and (iii) if the Date of Termination (as defined below) is other than the date of receipt of such notice, specifies the termination date (which date shall be not more than thirty days after the giving of such notice). The failure by the Executive or the Company to set forth in the Notice of Termination any fact or circumstance which contributes to a showing of Good Reason or Cause shall not waive any right of the Executive or the Company, respectively, hereunder or preclude the Executive or the Company, respectively, from asserting such fact or circumstance in enforcing the Executive's or the Company's rights hereunder.

(e) Date of Termination. "Date of Termination" means (i) if the Executive's  employment is terminated by the Company for Cause, or by the Executive for Good Reason, the date of receipt of the Notice of Termination or any later date specified therein within 30 days of such notice, as the case may be, (ii) if the Executive's employment is terminated by the Company other than for Cause or Disability, the Date of Termination shall be the date on which the Company notifies the Executive of such termination and (iii) if the Executive's employment is terminated by reason of death or Disability, the Date of Termination shall be the date of death of the Executive or the Disability Effective Date, as the case may be.

5. Obligations of the Company upon Termination. (a) Good Reason; Other Than for -  - Cause, Death or Disability. If, during the Employment Period, the Company shall -  terminate the Executive's employment other than for Cause or Disability or the Executive's employment is terminated by reason of his death, or the Executive shall terminate employment for Good Reason:

(i) the Company shall pay to the Executive in a lump sum in cash within 30 days after the Date of Termination the sum of (1) the Executive's Annual Base Salary through the Date of Termination to the extent not theretofore paid, and (2) the product of (x) the highest annual bonus paid to the Executive for any of the three years prior to the Effective Date (the "Recent Annual Bonus") and (y) a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days in the fiscal year in which the Date of Termination occurs through the Date of Termination, and the denominator of which is 365, in each case to the extent not theretofore paid (the sum of the amounts described in clauses (1) and (2), shall be hereinafter referred to as the "Accrued Obligations"); and

(ii) until June 30, 2002, the Company shall continue to provide medical and dental benefits to the Executive, his spouse and dependents on a basis as such benefits are provided to the Executive's successor (collectively "Medical Benefits");

(iii) the Restricted Shares shall vest immediately; and

(iv) to the extent not theretofore paid or provided by the Company or deferred by Executive, the Company shall pay on a timely basis or provide to the Executive any other amounts or benefits required to be paid or provided or which the Executive is eligible to receive under any plan, program, policy or practice or contract or agreement of the Company and its affiliated companies through the Date of Termination (such other amounts and benefits shall be hereinafter referred to as the "Other Benefits").

(b) Death. If the Executive's employment is terminated by reason of the  Executive's death during the Employment Period, this Agreement shall terminate without further obligations to the Executive's legal representatives under this Agreement, other than for payment of Accrued Obligations and the timely payment or provision of Other Benefits. In addition, the Restricted Shares shall vest immediately. Accrued Obligations, Other Benefits and the Restricted Shares shall be paid or distributed to the Executive's estate or beneficiary, as applicable, within 30 days of the Date of Termination. The Accrued Obligations shall be paid in a lump sum. With respect to the provision of Other Benefits, the term Other Benefits as utilized in this Section 5(b) shall include death benefits as in effect on the date of the Executive's death and the continued provision of Medical Benefits to the Executive's current spouse and dependents (as defined in the CSX Medical Plan).

(c) Disability. If the Executive's employment is terminated by reason of the  Executive's Disability during the Employment Period, this Agreement shall terminate without further obligations to the Executive, other than for payment of Accrued Obligations and the timely payment or provision of Other Benefits. In addition, the Restricted Shares shall vest immediately. Accrued Obligations, Other Benefits and the Restricted Shares shall be paid or distributed to the Executive within 30 days of the Date of Termination. The Accrued Obligations shall be paid in a lump sum. With respect to the provision of Other Benefits, the term Other Benefits as utilized in this Section 5(c) shall include, and the Executive shall be entitled after the Disability Effective Date to receive, disability and other benefits as in effect at any time thereafter and the continued provision of Medical Benefits to the Executive and his current spouse and dependents (as defined in the CSX Medical Plan).

(d) Cause; Other than for Good Reason. If the Executive's employment shall be  terminated for Cause or the Executive terminates his employment without Good Reason during the Employment Period, this Agreement shall terminate without further obligations to the Executive other than the obligation to pay to the Executive (x) his Annual Base Salary through the Date of Termination, and (y) Other Benefits, in each case to the extent theretofore unpaid.

6. Non-exclusivity of Rights. Except as specifically provided, nothing in this  Agreement shall prevent or limit the Executive's continuing or future participation in any plan, program, policy or practice provided by the Company or any of its affiliated companies and for which the Executive may qualify, nor, subject to Section 10(f), shall anything herein limit or otherwise affect such rights as the Executive may have under any contract or agreement with the Company or any of its affiliated companies. Amounts which are vested benefits or which the Executive is otherwise entitled to receive under any plan, policy, practice or program of or any contract or agreement with the Company or any of its affiliated companies at or subsequent to the Date of Termination shall be payable in accordance with such plan, policy, practice or program or contract or agreement except as explicitly modified by this Agreement.

7. Full Settlement. The Company's obligation to make the payments provided for in this Agreement and otherwise to perform its obligations hereunder shall not be affected by any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other claim, right or action which the Company may have against the Executive or others. In no event shall the Executive be obligated to seek other employment or take any other action by way of mitigation of the amounts payable to the Executive under any of the provisions of this Agreement and, such amounts shall not be reduced whether or not the Executive obtains other employment. The Company agrees to pay as incurred, to the full extent permitted by law, all legal fees and expenses which the Executive may reasonably incur as a result of any contest (regardless of the outcome thereof) by the Company, the Executive or others of the validity or enforceability of, or liability under, any provision of this Agreement or any guarantee of performance thereof (including as a result of any contest by the Executive about the amount of any payment pursuant to this Agreement), plus in each case interest on any delayed payment at the applicable Federal rate provided for in Section 7872(f)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code").

8. Confidential Information. (a) The Executive shall hold in a fiduciary  capacity for the benefit of the Company all secret or confidential information, knowledge or data relating to the Company or any of its affiliated companies, and their respective businesses, which shall have been obtained by the Executive during the Executive's employment by the Company or any of its affiliated companies and which shall not be or become public knowledge (other than by acts by the Executive or representatives of the Executive in violation of this Agreement). After termination of the Executive's employment with the Company, the Executive shall not, without the prior written consent of the Company or as may otherwise be required by law or legal process, communicate or divulge any such information, knowledge or data to anyone other than the Company and those designated by it. In no event shall an asserted violation of the provisions of this Section 8 constitute a basis for deferring or withholding any amounts otherwise payable to the Executive under this Agreement.

(b) In the event of a breach or threatened breach of this Section 8, the Executive agrees that the Company shall be entitled to injunctive relief in a court of appropriate jurisdiction to remedy any such breach or threatened breach, the Executive acknowledges that damages would be inadequate and insufficient.

(c) Any termination of the Executive's employment or of this Agreement shall have no effect on the continuing operation of this Section 8.

9. Successors. (a) This Agreement is personal to the Executive and without  the prior written consent of the Company shall not be assignable by the Executive otherwise than by will or the laws of descent and distribution. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Executive's legal representatives.

(b) This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Company and its successors and assigns.

(c) The Company will require any successor (whether direct or indirect, by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) to all or substantially all of the business and/or assets of the Company to assume expressly and agree to perform this Agreement in the same manner and to the same extent that the Company would be required to perform it if no such succession had taken place. As used in this Agreement, "Company" shall mean the Company as hereinbefore defined and any successor to its business and/or assets as aforesaid which assumes and agrees to perform this Agreement by operation of law, or otherwise.

10. Miscellaneous. (a) This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in - accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without reference to principles of conflict of laws. The captions of this Agreement are not part of the provisions hereof and shall have no force or effect. This Agreement may not be amended or modified otherwise than by a written agreement executed by the parties hereto or their respective successors and legal representatives.

(b) All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be given by hand delivery to the other party or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed as follows:

If to the Executive:

John W. Snow
home address

If to the Company:

CSX Corporation
901 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Attention: Corporate Secretary

or to such other address as either party shall have furnished to the other in writing in accordance herewith. Notice and communications shall be effective when actually received by the addressee.

(c) The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement.

(d) The Company may withhold from any amounts payable under this Agreement such Federal, state, local or foreign taxes as shall be required to be withheld pursuant to any applicable law or regulation.

(e) The Executive's or the Company's failure to insist upon strict compliance with any provision of this Agreement or the failure to assert any right the Executive or the Company may have hereunder shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such provision or right or any other provision or right of this Agreement.

(f) This Agreement does not supersede the Employment Agreement between the parties dated February 1, 1995 (the "Existing Agreement"), except to the extent that this Agreement and the Existing Agreement would provide duplicative benefits.

(g) The provisions of the 1987 Plan shall apply to the extent they are not inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement, in which case the terms of this Agreement shall be controlling.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Executive has hereunto set the Executive's hand and, pursuant to the authorization from its Board of Directors, the Company has caused these presents to be executed in its name on its behalf, all as of the day and year first above written.

/s/JOHN W. SNOW
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JOHN W. SNOW

CSX CORPORATION

By:/s/MARK G. ARON
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MARK G. ARON