and is still!) for sale at Old Stuff Only. I loved its tiny size (only 7" tall) and the curving engine. The colors are wonderful, too!
And from that first sheet, it began. Anytime Don and Chris would list a new type of railroad-themed letterhead, I HAD to have it!
|Chessie logo, 1973|
|Earlier Chesapeake logo|
Here's another style of Chesapeake letterhead, but this one includes the B&O logo as well. My sister and I used to snicker whenever we heard B&O (from the Monopoly board, of course!), because to us it didn't conjure images of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad; to us, it sounded like B.O., or "body odor". I'm sure our parents wondered what was so funny! This piece is probably from around 1963, when the Chesapeake & Ohio took control of the B&O line. It was only like this until a decade later, when three lines merged and became The Chessie System (see the letterhead above).
I love all three pieces I have so far, and I hope to acquire more. I also hope they all come from Old Stuff Only, because my good heavens - you cannot beat their prices (each of these sheets cost me 50 cents or less!).
Because they're so inexpensive, I've purchased more than one of each - at least one to keep, and the others to use in my work. So far, I've only used the "Frisco" one, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
|"Ship it on the Frisco" ATC, using the aforementioned|
letterhead, an old railway label, and a conductor illustration
from a kids' book