Chessie System, Inc.
Chessie System, Inc.
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Chessie System, Inc.
January 28, 1975 (orange)
August 20, 1975 (red)
American Bank Note Company
12" (w) by 8" (h)
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In 1836, the Louisa Railroad Company, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's (C&O) oldest predecessor, was chartered. Around 1851, its name was changed to the Virginia Central Railroad. In 1868, special acts of Virginia's and West Virginia's legislatures provided for completion of rail lines from Chesapeake Bay to the Ohio River. Under these acts, the Virginia Central Railroad was renamed the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. This company succeeded to the rights, interests and privileges of both the Virginia Central and the Covington and Ohio Railroads. In 1878, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad was renamed the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (it was reorganized between 1873 and 1878 during receivership).
In 1895, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad placed the first successful electric locomotive in railroad service. An earlier test of the world's first electric railroad locomotive, the "Page Locomotive," took place on the C&O's Washington Branch in April 1851.
In 1947, the Pere Marquette Railway, principally a Michigan line, was merged into the C&O. Sixteen years later, the C&O acquired stock control of the B&O in February following the ICC's approval on December 31, 1962. In 1966, the ICC authorized the C&O to acquire control of the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad. The next year, the ICC approved control of the Western Maryland Railway by the C&O/B&O. On February 26, 1973, the Chessie System Inc. was formed and Chessie System Railroads was adopted as the new corporate identity for the C&O, B&O and Western Maryland railroads.
Later, the CSX Corporation came into being, resulting from the merger of the Chessie System and Seaboard Coast Line Industries Inc. Three years later, pperation of the Western Maryland Railway was taken over by the B&O, and WM's ownership was assumed by the C&O. In 1987, the B&O was merged into the C&O, and the C&O was merged into CSX Transportation.
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All of our pieces are original - we do not sell reproductions. If you ever find out that one of our pieces is not authentic, you may return it for a full refund of the purchase price and any associated shipping charges.
Are the certificates offered on your site genuine or reproductions?All of the certificates you see on our site are genuine pieces, we do not sell any reproductions.
Are the certificates you sell negotiable on any of today's stock markets or indexes?
No. All of the pieces we sell are either canceled or obsolete and have collectible value only.
Are the images presented in your product listings of the exact piece I will receive?
It depends. We try to present images of the exact piece you will receive whenever possible. However, when we are offering quantities of a piece, this is impossible. Within every product page we detail whether or not you will be receiving the exact certificate listed, or if the image is a representative example of the one you will receive.
How will you ship my order and how much do you charge?
We ship all orders via the United States Postal Service. Most domestic orders are shipped via Ground Advantage. USPS International, Priority and Express Mail, UPS and DHL services are also available, and costs are calculated during checkout. Current charges may be reviewed here.
Can I return my purchase?
Absolutely. You may return any merchandise, for any reason, within 30 days of the purchase date for a full refund of the purchase price.
We guarantee all of our pieces to be authentic. If you ever determine that a piece is not authentic, it may be returned for a full refund of the purchase price as well as any associated shipping charges.
If your order exceeds $35, and the shipping address is within the United States, shipping via USPS Ground Advantage is FREE!
We make every effort to ship out all orders within 24 hours of receipt.
We ship the majority of orders via the USPS, with domestic orders using the Ground Advantage service.
Shipping is calculated during checkout. Upgraded services such as Priority and Express Mail, as well as UPS and DHL options, are also available.
As soon as your order is shipped you will receive your tracking information via email.
OVERSEAS ORDERS PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DECLARE FULL ORDER VALUE ON ALL SHIPMENTS. CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL VAT/CUSTOMS CHARGES.
Our goal is to make sure every item you receive is exactly what you had in mind. If you not happy with your purchase, we’ll help you get it sorted in a timely and professional manner.
You can return anything we offer for an exchange, refund or store credit within 30 days of delivery. Return shipping costs may apply, and the item must be in its original condition and packaging.
Any shipping charges collected on the original order are not eligible for a refund.