Chessie System Dave Ori

ISBN: 9780760323397

Published: November 15th 2006

Hardcover

160 pages


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Chessie System  by  Dave Ori

Chessie System by Dave Ori
November 15th 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 160 pages | ISBN: 9780760323397 | 9.13 Mb

In 1972 three great railroads-the Chesapeake & Ohio, the Baltimore & Ohio, and the Western Maryland-joined forces as the Chessie System, their diesel engines resplendent in a brilliant new yellow, blue, and vermillion scheme sporting theMoreIn 1972 three great railroads-the Chesapeake & Ohio, the Baltimore & Ohio, and the Western Maryland-joined forces as the Chessie System, their diesel engines resplendent in a brilliant new yellow, blue, and vermillion scheme sporting the stylized Chess-C logo based on the C&Os familiar mascot, Chessie the kitten.

The story of the Chessie System, unique in railroad history, unfolds in all its grit and glory in this book about a rail operation that combined the best of tradition and innovation to a remarkable. Dave Ori traces the railroads origins from the first affiliation of the B&O and C&O in the early 1960s to the inclusion of the WM a decade later securing routes that spanned the Northeast and Midwest.

He also examines the Chessie System itself, from the details of its operating divisions, major facilities, diesel fleet, and intermodal operation to the technological advances that distinguished its reign and its integration in the vast CSX system in 1987.



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