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  • Chessie's Road (Turner)

 With photographs, maps and passenger car rosters. Maps on endpapers. This is an excellent history of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. It was originally published in 1956, and then expanded in 1986. The expanded version not only includes a more recent history, but also chapters on the locomotives and cars. There are lots of  b&w photographs, but no index. The table of contents list the following chapters ...

Introduction to the Revised Edition

A C&O Primer

1. The Early Railroad movement in Virginia

2. The Organization and Building of the Louisa Railroad (1836-1850)

3. The Virginia Central and the War Years (1861-1865)

4. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company in Reconstruction (1865-1873)

5. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and Government Regulations (1865-1887)

6. The Years of First Receivership (1873-1883)

7. Between Receiverships (1878-1888)

8. The Ingalls Boom Years (1888-1900)

9. The Splendid Road (1900-1909)

10. To Chicago and To War (1909-1920)

11. The Van Sweringen Era (1920-1930)

12. Through the Depression Years (1929-1938)

13. Robert Young Tries for a Transcontinental; Postscript

14. The Years of Change 1954-1986

15. The Hocking Valley and Pere Marquette

16. The Kitten and Mr. Probert -- The Story of Chessie of the C&O

17. C&O Motive Power

18. C&O Passenger Cars

19. C&O Freight Cars

Revised Second Edition Second Printing 1997 Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society. With photographs, maps and passenger car rosters. Maps on endpapers. Laminated boards. VG. 323pp. 2Q-DITF-L056

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Chessie's Road (Turner)

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