Guide to the Chessie System Inc. Railroad Calendars, Posters and Papers, 1954-1987, undated

Summary Information

Title: Chessie System Inc. Railroad Calendars, Posters and Papers, 1954-1987, undated
Collection: AC.243
Extent: 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.

Creator: Chessie Systems, Inc.

Biographical/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.

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.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

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.

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; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, July 2005; Revised by Anita Elliott, December 2013. This collection was reprocessed 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.243: Chessie System Inc. Railroad Calendars, Posters and Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box Folder

Blank Forms, B & O/C & O, Record Book, Monthly Locomotive Unit Inspection and Repair Reports, and Air Brake Inspection Reports, 1954-1967 

1 1

Blank Forms, Chessie System, Form for Bidding on Advertised Vacancies, Derailment Questionnaire, and Envelopes, 1971-1983 

1 2

Blank Forms, Department of Transportation, Locomotive Inspection and Repair Records, and "Bad Order" Sticker, 1973-1987 

1 3
  Oversize Drawer

Railroad Calendars and Safety Posters, 1982 - 1986, undated 


This oversize folder houses three large calendars, 1982, 1984 and 1986, along with sixteen safety posters.

E3 2