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Brief history of the Chessie System?

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Brief history of the Chessie System?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 11:44 PM
I always thought it was a fictional railroad created to help sell trainsets. It wasn't until recent years that I realized the Chessie System was an actual railroad at one time. [:I]

So what's the history on this?
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Brief history of the Chessie System?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 11:44 PM
I always thought it was a fictional railroad created to help sell trainsets. It wasn't until recent years that I realized the Chessie System was an actual railroad at one time. [:I]

So what's the history on this?
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Posted by Sperandeo on Thursday, July 24, 2003 9:27 AM
Here's the really brief version, "Clarksville":

First there was the Chesapeake & Ohio, which used a kitten named Chessie as an advertising icon. The C&O sometimes called itself "Chessie's Road." The C&O acquired control of the Baltimore & Ohio, and the two railroads between them controlled another road, the Western Maryland. In 1973 the Chessie System was incorporated to operate these three railroads. Then in 1980, The Chessie System merged with Seaboard Coast Line Industries to form CSX Corp.

For more detail, see "The Historical Guide to North American Railroads," which you can purchase from your local dealer or on the shopping section of this Web site.

So long,

Andy

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Posted by Sperandeo on Thursday, July 24, 2003 9:27 AM
Here's the really brief version, "Clarksville":

First there was the Chesapeake & Ohio, which used a kitten named Chessie as an advertising icon. The C&O sometimes called itself "Chessie's Road." The C&O acquired control of the Baltimore & Ohio, and the two railroads between them controlled another road, the Western Maryland. In 1973 the Chessie System was incorporated to operate these three railroads. Then in 1980, The Chessie System merged with Seaboard Coast Line Industries to form CSX Corp.

For more detail, see "The Historical Guide to North American Railroads," which you can purchase from your local dealer or on the shopping section of this Web site.

So long,

Andy

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 3:12 PM
Go to google and look up the history on Chessie System history.com. They have alot of info on every thing under the sun.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 3:12 PM
Go to google and look up the history on Chessie System history.com. They have alot of info on every thing under the sun.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 8, 2003 5:16 PM
< http://www.moosevalley.org/cshs/cshsinde.htm > is the web address to the official Chessie System historical society also the following website has an extensive collection of Chessie photographs < http://www.trainweb.org/chessiephotos/ > The Chessie System while very short-lived, had one of the most creative, interesting logo/paint scheme combinations of all time. The company is truely a unique component to our railroad heritage and always fun to model.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 8, 2003 5:16 PM
< http://www.moosevalley.org/cshs/cshsinde.htm > is the web address to the official Chessie System historical society also the following website has an extensive collection of Chessie photographs < http://www.trainweb.org/chessiephotos/ > The Chessie System while very short-lived, had one of the most creative, interesting logo/paint scheme combinations of all time. The company is truely a unique component to our railroad heritage and always fun to model.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 29, 2003 10:34 AM
For more info on your question check with the Chesapeake and Ohio Hisorical society web page and along with the Chessie System Historical Society thay can answer any question you could ever think of.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 29, 2003 10:34 AM
For more info on your question check with the Chesapeake and Ohio Hisorical society web page and along with the Chessie System Historical Society thay can answer any question you could ever think of.

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