Cats & Trains

Posted by John Brady on

You might not think of trains and cats going together, unless you're familiar with Chessie (the mascot of C&O railroad)! Chessie is a cuddly sleeping kitten which appeared on the marketing materials of C&O in the 1930s as a way to publicize air conditioned sleeper cars. 

During troubling events such as the Great Depression and World War II, Chessie raised spirits and inspired railroad passengers to give up seats to traveling soldiers.

The kitten continued to serve as a mascot for the railway until the 1970s but continues to be well known today. The kitten image was used in the iconic "Chessie System" logo.

Do you have a cat who likes trains?

One of our employees recently adopted a kitten who already seems to be interested in model railroading! 


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