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CSX-Chessie-Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad-Baltimore and Ohio Railroad collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-296

Scope and Contents

The collection contains memorabilia and original documents about the railroads. Many documents are related to Yardmaster W.J. Weisgerber's appeal to his 15 day suspension for damage to Volkswagen automobiles. Also included are Superintendent bulletins, correspondence, forms, and newspaper clippings. Many letters are from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad chapter of the Railroad Yardmasters of America regarding W.J. Weisgerber's appeal to a suspension for damage to Volkswagen automobiles. Correspondence also includes a 1985 letter from West Virginia State Treasurer to Chessie System Railroads President John Snow condemning Chessie System Railroads closing of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line in northern West Virginia.

Dates

  • 1969-1987, undated

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.

Copyright Notice

Standard federal copyright laws apply.

Historical Note

CSX Corporation is the parent company of a number of subsidiaries that provide freight transportation services. CSX Corporation was incorporated after a merger between Seaboard Coast Line Industries Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida and Chessie System Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio. 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.

Formed in 1980, 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.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The CSX-Chessie-Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad-Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection contains CSX-Chessie-Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad-Baltimore and Ohio Railroad memorabilia and original documents about the railroads. Many documents are related to Yardmaster W.J. Weisgerber's appeal to his 15 day suspension for damage to Volkswagen automobiles.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by type, then chronologically.

Missing Title

  1. Baltimore and Ohio Railway
  2. Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
  3. Chessie Railway
  4. CSX Railway

Location

A45.5.1.5 and one oversize folder in oversize drawer E2.4

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2005. Many documents include the name of W.J. Weisgerber, and this collection may have originated from him. The accession number is AC.2005.039. It was opened to the public in May, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, April, 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, April, 2006
  • Railroads. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
AC.296: CSX-Chessie-Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad-Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection, 1969 - 1987, undated
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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