CSX Transportation Railroad Heritage

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CSX Transportation Railroad Heritage is a photographic essay of this major railroad that was formed in 1980 by a merger of the Seaboard Coast Line with the Chessie System, providing a history that goes back to its beginning with the opening in 1830 of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which was the first common carrier railroad in the United States. An early predecessor railroad was the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway which introduced the figure of a sleeping kitten “Chessie” in 1933 that became a well-recognized advertisement for passenger service and later for freight service. Each of the railroads that were merged contributed to CSX reaching important population, energy, and manufacturing markets. The CSX Pride in Service program resulted in three special painted locomotives (shown in this book) honoring the nation’s veterans, active military personnel, and first responders.
ISBN: 9781634993456
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Maryland
Series: America Through Time
Images: 220
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 8.5 (w) x 11 (h)
KENNETH C. SPRINGIRTH, the author of forty-seven books on streetcar and railroad lines, has an interest in rail history as his father was a streetcar motorman in Philadelphia, and his grandfather was a streetcar motorman in Washington, D.C. A native of Philadelphia, he commuted to Drexel Institute of Technology (now Drexel University) in Philadelphia by streetcar, subway, and sometimes commuter rail, graduating in 1962.
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