Guide to the CSX-Chessie-Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad-Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection, 1969 - 1987, undated

Summary Information

Title: CSX-Chessie-Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad-Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection, 1969 - 1987, undated
Collection: AC.296
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
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.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/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.

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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by type, then 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. 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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.296: CSX-Chessie-Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad-Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box Folder

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 215 [handwritten note from WJW about a problem in the Culle Yard], 29 January 1979 

1 1

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 11, 24 October 1980 

1 1

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 12, 24 November 1980 

1 1

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 10, 23 September 1981 

1 1

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 12, 23 November 1981 

1 1

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 1, 21 December 1981 

1 1

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 3 [2 copies], 22 February 1982 

1 1

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 4, 23 March 1982 

1 1

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 5, 23 April 1982 

1 1

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 6, 24 May 1982 

1 2

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 6 [page 17 only], 1 June 1982 

1 2

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 8, 23 July 1982 

1 2

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin Supplement S-10-A, 4 October 1983 

1 2

Chessie System Northern Region Pennsylvania Division Office of Superintendent of Operations, Pittsburgh District Superintendent's Bulletin No. 11, 23 October 1981 

1 2

List of Books and Manuals, [Written on "Crew Register" form], undated 

1 2

Operating Practices/Hazardous Materials Inspection Report [pages 1-3], 1987 

1 2

Correspondence between L.R. Koster and T.V. Cunningham, L.E. King, and D.R. Kimmel re: failure to properly discharge their duty, 18 March 1987  

1 2

Blue Prints of Machinery, undated 

Oversize Folder 1

Forms, undated 

1 2

Locomotive Wiring and Piping Drawings, undated 

1 3

Correspondence, 1970-1986 

1 4

Obituary of Richard F. Kropff. No known newspaper title, 1 August 1985, 3. 

1 4

"Local Businessman Dies." Mount Pleasant Journal, 7 August 1985, 

1 4

"Descent of the B and O." Baltimore Sun, 26 October 1986 

1 4

"All That's Left of the B and O." Baltimore Sun, 10 November 1986 

1 4

Rowe, James L. "Feds to Feel Tax Bite Right After Retiring: 1986 Revision Takes Away Grace Period.," undated 

1 4

Drawings (Includes photocopies of Westmoreland Yard plans.), undated 

1 5

Locomotive Inspection and Repair Record Supplement Report, undated 

1 5

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company: Form for Bidding on Advertised Vacancies, undated 

1 5

Chessie System: Derailment Questionnaire, undated 

1 5

Locomotive Inspection and Repair Record, undated 

1 5

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company: Locomotives Other Than Steam Monthly Locomotive Unit Inspection and Repair Report, undated 

1 5

Air Brake Inspection Report, undated 

1 5

Bad Order, undated 

1 5

Miscellaneous (Includes bumper stickers, business envelopes, notes), 1974-1985 

1 5

Miscellaneous (Includes bulletins), 1974-1985 

1 6

Procedures Manual, 1982-1983 

1 7

Classification List [of industries by community] in Alphabetical Order, October, 1982 

1 8

Classification for Connellsville, 1978 

1 8

Diagram of Westmoreland Yard, 1978 

1 8

Correspondence re: Sick Benefits Agreement, 1976 

1 9

Railroad Employees National Group Insurance Plan: Summary Annual Report, 1976 

1 9

The Health and Welfare Plan of the Nation's Railroads and the Railway Labor Organizations, 1982 

1 9

Correspondence regarding the Railroad Yardmasters of America's Benefit Trust Life Insurance company, 1977 

1 9