|Text on Button||Chessie|
Black and white illustration of a cat under a blanket with black text on a white background
|Curl Text||CHARLES PROD. CO. ROCKVILLE, MD 20852|
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway was built in Virginia in 1869. After expansions through other states, C&O became part of the Chessie System in 1972. Chessie is also the name of the kitten that became the railroad’s trademark in 1933 as a way to advertise the new passenger trains with the phrase “Sleep Like a Top” and eventually “Sleep Like a Kitten."