The Chessie System Historical Society, is an Ohio based not for profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1997. It operates under approved bylaws to provide historical information and preservation of the Chessie Sytem Railroads.

Membership in the society is based on annual dues and open to the general public. Anyone with an interest in Chessie System Railroad history is encouraged to join. See the membership page for more information.

Day to day operations of the Society are completed by the Officers, Board of Directors and several standing positions. Officers serve two year terms and include the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board of Directors is composed of five directors serving two year terms. The standing positions include Editor, Events Coordinator, Librarian, Merchandising Director, Operations, Paper Archivist, Photo Archivist and Preservationist. 

The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Chessie News, to convey historical information to the members. It also maintains this website for more general information to the public at large A new Yahoo group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChessieSystemHS) was also established in 2007 to provide instant updates on Society doings to the members and public.

Annual conventions are held in June of each year in rotating locations.  Each location is historically significant to the Chessie System and have included the following:

  • 1998 Cincinnati, OH
    1999 Baltimore, MD
    2000 Cumberland, MD
    2001 Ashland, KY
    2002 Tiffin, OH
    2003 Harpers Ferry, WV
    2004 Richmond, VA
    2005 Grand Rapids, MI
    2006 Paintsville, KY
    2007 Cumberland, MD
    2008 Hammond, IN 
    2009 Clifton Forge, VA
    2010 - St. Thomas ONT. CANADA
  • 2011 - Lexington,  KY
  • 2012 - Charleston, WV
  • 2013- Covington, KY
  • 2014 - Pikeville, KY
  • 2015 - St. Albans, WV
  • 2016 - Jeffersonville, IN
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The Society also maintains a photo archive of several thousand Chessie images. Additionally, the society maintains an archive of railroadiana including paint diagrams and small items used by the railroad.

The Society also provides commercially available books and accurate models through a Company Store.This store is available on line as well as through display tables at several major railroad shows across the East Coast.

Donations are taken of photographic and archival materials. If you wish to make a monetary donation to the CSHS, please use the Donate button below or mail to  the Treasurer - Randy Broadwater, 3805 Newport Gap Pike, Wellington, DEE 19808-1412.  For items and articles related to the Chessie System, please contact the Preservationist - Charles Bogart, 201 Pin Oak Pl, Frankfort, KY 40601

 

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CHARLES BOGART -  PRESIDENT  DAVE MANNING - V PRESIDENT LINDA KRAMER - SECRETARY  RANDY BROADWATER - TREASURER

BOARD MEMBERS
GREG STEVENS
BILL CARL
JEFF HANKE
ROGER HARMMOND
DAVE WARE

 

CURRENT OFFICERS

CHESSIE SYSTEM HISTORICAL SOCIETY

2017 CONVENTION
MARION, OHIO

10 TO 13 AUGUST 2017

HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH SUMMERRAIL

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MARION, OHIO

PHONE 740-389-4300

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CUT OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS 26 JULY 2017

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