Finding a Ghost

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  1. Chessie System

    Chessie System New Member

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    Hey Friends. I just got back from a train show and got a new loco. Its a Chessie System (what elese would it be?), anywho, on the way home I was thinking about this. Does anyone know if there are current photo's of a train with Chessie System paint still? I am sure its probably very well weathered, so anyone know where or have a picture of one?

    Thanks
    Clif
  2. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    CSX retired their last Chessie-painted locomotive a few years ago.

    As for photos have you done an Internet search yet? There are plenty of pages with Chessie photos, even a few dedicated to them.
  3. CNWman

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    that's odd, I remember one of my tutors (I had a problem writing reports in school) said that the Chessie was still active here in Cincinnati, OH when I mentioned MRR
  4. iis612

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    Chessie was absorbed, en total, by CSX.
    The Chessie system paint scheme is gone, as far as I know. Most of the chessie power is outdated.
    Fortunately they have pics everywhere on the internet.
  5. Chessie System

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    I have found a web page that has just about every Chessie System Loco ever made. However I dont know just how old the pics are. I just thought it would be kinda cool to see a ghost (Kitty who has been put to sleep)
  6. railohio

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    There is one shortline in Indiana that still runs a Chessie-painted engine. There might be some others elsewhere. There are also some remote sleds running around on CSX in Chessie paint, but they are no longer operable locomotives.
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    Hmmm, Any more info on the Short line? Maybe a name of what I should search for?
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    Thats some good stuff, however the CSX stuff was as close to Chessie I could find.

    Thanks man
  10. LongIslandTom

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    I remember in your other thread you were looking for Chessie rolling stock in HO..

    Thought you'd get a kick out of the Chessie stuff I have on my roster.. Both the SW and the caboose are 20-year-old Athearn blue-box kits and they run as nice as the day I got them. Figure they got another 30 years or so of life left in them. :thumb:

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    Thanks Tom, Now I have this urge to get an SW Loco.

    I am actualy taking a class at my Local Model Railroad club this next few weeks. I look forward to getting some lessions on weathering and DCC. Not that his has anything to do with Chessie Stuff
  12. brakie

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    Here Kitty,Kitty!


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    No..The "C" in CSX stands for Chessie..Only the name and paint as changed.The "S" stands for Seaboard and "X" as multiple. CSX Transportation.
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    Interesting Brakie, I was under the impression that the CS what Chessie System and the X was for merged. I cant remember where I heard that, so I will go with your way.
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    Great pics you guys! Here's some of my lil kittys!!

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    Cool shot, Mark.

    I had a horrible Bachmann Chessie F9 as my first ever engine. Got it in a train set when I was five or six. (Ended up moving down the food chain with a Tyco Alco after that, but that's a story for a whole new thread entirely.)
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    Don't know the name. It might've been a grain elevator's power, too. It sat in Wellsboro / Union Mills, Indiana, depending on what you're referencing.
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    Thanks Brian.:wave: I know what you mean, I still have one of those F units around here some where ..:oops:

    I think the road you guys maybe looking for is the CKIN, Chesapeake and Indiana RR. They are using a C&O SD18, still in her Chessie paint, for grain service up around Union MIlls , In.