Chessie, The Railroad Kitten


Softbound, 64 pages. The 13th edition of this, one of the most popular railroad books of all time, includes 80 B&W and color images showing Chessie in her many poses through her long life beginning in 1933. Advertisements and calendars from the great days of the 1930s and 1940s are all shown. The detailed text tells how an off-handed idea became the most popular corporate advertising symbol in American history, and helped make the C&O a household name in the 1930s-50s. One reviewer says "Heartwarming..superb...a great story...endearing." A must for anyone interested in C&O, passenger trains, public relations, railroading in the 1935-1960 era.

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