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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Kenneth C. Springirth, with a lifelong interest in rail transportation. Born and raised in the United States, he commuted to Drexel Institute of Technology (now Drexel University) in Philadelphia by trolley car, subway, and sometimes commuter train. His father was a trolley car motorman in Philadelphia, and his grandfather was a trolley car motorman in Washington D.C. A detailed researcher, Ken's interest in rail transportation by 2013 has culminated in writing 20 books on trolley car systems and railroads covering a variety of locations.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 8.5 (w) x 11 (h)