Dear Ms. Foran,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Land Acquisition Forms, 1914-1939 in the Records of the Interstate Commerce Commission (Record Group 134). If the right-of-way lease existed from the late 1800's to 1982 it potentially could be recorded there. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov
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A record of the right-of-way lease may exist in files of the local government organization tasked with maintaining real estate and property rights records. This varies from state to state. In many localities, it is the county court, county clerk, or country register. There may also be records in your state archives. Another option is to contact CSX and ask if they have a copy or know where one is on file.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!