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Chessie-Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad safety posters and papers

Identifier: AC-243

Scope and Contents

This collection contains several blank forms used in railroad business and inspections, large advertising calendars from the 1980s, and several safety posters probably used in the employee areas of the railway stations.


  • 1954-1987, undated


All materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No Interlibrary loan.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Historical Note

Chessie System Inc. was a railroad system headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio that formed in 1971 out of the Baltimore and Ohio Railway and the C and O Railway. In 1980, it merged with Seaboard Coast Line Industries Inc., headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Renamed the CSX Corporation, it was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

CSX Corporation is the parent company of a number of subsidiaries that provide freight transportation services. CSX Corporation's headquarters is Richmond, Virginia, which has the historic association with both Chessie and Seaboard. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, part of the Chessie System Railroads, traced its corporate ancestry to the Louisa Railroad Company which was chartered in Richmond in 1836, and the C and O railway had its headquarters in that city for many years.

CSX Transportation operates the eastern United States' largest rail network and is the main business unit of CSX Corporation. CSXT provides rail freight transportation consists of more than 23,000 route miles in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSXT headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida.


0.3 Linear Feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 oversize folder)


Chessie-Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Safety Posters and Papers includes assorted blank railroad forms, three multi-sized calendars dating 1982, 1984, and 1986, and a variety of safety posters from 1985-1986.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Missing Title

  1. Chessie Systems Railroad (Firm)
  2. Railroad
  3. Calendar

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2005. The collection was opened on October 20, 2005. The collection contains multiple accessions: AC.2005.025, AC.2005.028, and AC.2005.050.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, July 2005; Revised by Anita Elliott, December 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

AC.243: Chessie System Inc. Railroad Calendars, Posters and Papers, 1954-1987, undated
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository