News Wire: Fallen flag logos appear on former CSX diesel

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Friday, March 30, 2018 2:32 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A leased locomotive is roaming Norfolk Southern rails with Chesapeake & Ohio logos this week. The former CSX Transportation blue-and-gold SD70ACe No. 4834 with Progress Rail reporting marks is on lease to Norfolk Southern an...

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, March 31, 2018 5:03 PM

Read the article, and sent a comment to the news comment block, but in a nutshell, CSX needs to take a deep breath and chill out.  No-one's hurting their trade by applying an obsolete logo from a lon-gone railroad to a current locomotive.  I mean, really.

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Posted by kgbw49 on Saturday, March 31, 2018 5:35 PM

5 will get you 10 that it shows up with big black stripes through the C&O logo in a week. It may be possible that the C&O is still a legal entity under the CSX corporate banner, just as the Soo Line still exists under CP as one example.

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Posted by NorthWest on Sunday, April 01, 2018 10:57 AM

Certainly creative. This is an industry that's very aware of its history.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, April 02, 2018 7:33 AM

There is also the legal requirement that a trademark must be protected if you wish to keep control over it.

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Posted by pajrr on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 3:23 PM

I saw it go by the Horseshoe Curve webcam a day or two ago. I don't know how long it will survive but it certainly is neat to see.

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 4:33 PM

Just for grins ... has anyone looked up close to see if the (R) trademark is present next to each logo?  That, with even a nominal payment or permission from CSX, would satisfy the requirement for 'infringement', and it could be argued that CSX is gaining from the publicity in ways that would not tend to confuse its trade customers...

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