720 XTF Search Results (subject=Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company.;subject-join=exact;brand=default);subject-join%3Dexact;brand%3Ddefault Results for your query: subject=Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company.;subject-join=exact;brand=default Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:00 GMT Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company Correspondence. Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company is one of the oldest railroads in America, the Chesapeake and Ohio was created by an act of the Virginia legislature in 1826. Known as the Louisa Railroad prior to 1868, a major source of the C & O's income was for many years hauling coal from the coal fields of Virginia and West Virginia to ports along the Potomac River and to industries in the midwest. During the 1920s, the C & O was owned by the Van Sweringen brothers, with corporate offices in Cleveland's Terminal Tower. Cyrus Eaton served as chairman of the board for nearly 20 years beginning in 1954. In 1962, the C & O was merged with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to create the Chessie System, which, along with Seaboard Coastline Industries, make up the CSX Corporation. The collection consists of business letters received by H.D. Whitcomb, chief engineer, Richmond, Virginia, 1869-1871; and letters received by A.H. Perry, general superintendent, C.P. Huntington, president, and J.J. Tracy, treasurer, 1872-1874. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT