Items listed here are provided for sale
through the CSHS. Many of these items are not
offered elsewhere. We offer Back Issues of the
Chessie News, Chessie Videos, Chessie Apparel, Chessie
Books, miscelleneous Chessie items and Chessie
Models. To order contact: Randy
Broadwater Ohio sales tax applies for Ohio
residents. Please make all checks payable to
'CSHS'. Send payments to CSHS 100 Dennison
Lane Hockessin, DE 19707-9600
Back Issues of the Chessie News: We have the pre-2000 Black & White and
the post-2000 full color issues available. Supplies
are limited, once an issue is sold out, it is gone for
good. Email: Randy
B&W issues: $2.00 members, $3.00 non-members
Color issues: $5.00 members, $6.00 non-members
Below is a partial list of those available:
Vol 8: #1 Photo Issue (Qty 1)
#2 GP35s, C&O 7311 (Qty 1)
#3 All-Caboose Issue (Qty 1)
#4 Car Ferries,
B&O Signals (Qty 1)
Vol 9: #1 Photo Issue (Qty 1),
Vol 10: #2 Chessie Recollections (Qty 13)
#3 Grafton RR Heritage Festival, WM Signals
#4 South Shore RR
Part I. (Qty 5)
Chessie Videos: RVP Chessie
System Video: The finest Chessie Video on
the market. Filmed between 1979 and 1987, along the
Metropolitan and Cumberland Sub-divisions. This is
almost 4 hours of premier Chessie footage. A must
have for any Chessie Fan. $35 members, $36
Chessie System Video #2: An
excellent video with 3 hours of Chessie footage on 2
DVDs. $24 members, $26 non-members
Chessie System Ball Caps: Adjustable Navy
Blue Ball Caps with Embroidered Ches-C logo. $14
members, $16 non-members. Close up of Logo provided
to the right of the actual cap.
Safety Cross T-Shirts: The famous Safety
Cross that was seen on all Safety Cabooses and the last of
the Bay Window cabooses can be yours. This
attractive shirt has the tracks on the back and the Ches-C
logo on the front. It is available in Goldenrod,
White and Black (Front and Back of Goldenrod and White,
Back only of Black Shown). Available to members in
Youth M and L $12, Adult L and XL $13, Adult XXL and XXXL
$14. Non members, add $2 per shirt.
System Convention T-Shirts: We have a few
shirts from our previous conventions available. Pick
up a Grand Rapids, MI or Paintsville, KY shirt.
Grand Rapids has only printing on the front.
Paintsville has printing on the front and back, as
shown. Available to members in Youth M and L $12,
Adult L and XL $13, Adult XXL and XXXL $14. Non
members, add $2 per shirt.
offer a full variety of Chessie Books. Chessie System Diesel Locomotives by
Jerry Doyle: The best book on the subject. 108
pages, full color. Hundreds of locomotive
photos. $36 members, $38 non-members
Chessie System Color Guide to Freight Equipment
by Randall Fields: The best book on the subject. 128
pages, full color. Hundreds of freight car
photos. $46 members, $49 non-members
The Chessie Era by Tom Dixon: A
nice overview of the Chessie System with lots of good
photos. 64 pages, black & white and color
photos. $15 members, $17 non-members.
B&O Diesel Locomotive Roster by
James Mischke: The most comprehensive book on
disposition of every B&O locomotive. An
excellent reference. 140 pages, no photos. $28
members, $30 non-members.
C&O Diesel Locomotives in Color by
Jerry Doyle: A nicely done book on C&O
locomotives. An excellent reference. 140
pages, no photos. $28 members, $30 non-members.
Scenic Railroad by Thomas K. Kraemer:
An excellent book documenting the WM Scenic RR.
$20 members, $22 non-members.
Miscelleneous Chessie Items: Chessie
Announcement Poster: This is a 18 x 23 inch
reproduction of the original poster announcing the Chessie
System paint scheme. Locomotives GM50 and 1977 are
the center focus of this historical poster. Hays T.
Watkins is quoted on the poster as well. $10
members, $11 non-members.
Lithograph: A color lithograph copy of the
1978 Steam Special. Mailed in a protective
tube. $20 members, $22 non-members.
Map of the Chessie System: A 11x16 inch
copy of the 1978 complete system map. A must have
for the Chessie Fan. Mailed in a protective
tube. $7 members, $9 non-members.
Models: Many of our members
are active model railroaders. We provide special run
models as well as discount prices on accurate Chessie
Sytem models. We offer three main features to
our members, first we have a credit with Walthers for
discount merchandise, second we do custom runs of model
products not offered anywhere else, and finally we offer
accurate Chessie models at discount prices from the finest
A special benefit of membership is the ability to order
items offered through Walthers at a considerable
discount. We have a credit balance with Walthers,
that our members can use to by reduced price
merchandise. Contact Randy
Broadwaterfor full details.
Canstock Boxcars: The CSHS
is proud to offer for $48 members price and $50 members
price. 6 road numbers available for B&O paint, Chessie
B&O paint with translucent roof panel and Chessie B&O
paint with all blue roof. There are few CSX ones too.
Custom Models: The CSHS has
done numerous limited run custom models in the past.
See below for details on our lates project...the Atlas
GP40-2 and the Wright Trak C-26 Resin Caboose.
Atlas GP40-2: HO Scale limited run.
Only offering of unnumbered and unlettered units.
Also custom run of #4127 with large "B&O" cab letters
found on the first 31 units. No one else offers
either of these units.
GP40-2 Facts: 337 owned by Chessie. Their
largest type next to the GP9. All delivered in
Chessie paint. Only #4101-4131 had these large
Cost: $105 for non-members. Discounts for CSHS
members and multiple unit orders.
C-26 Resin Caboose: HO Scale limited run,
custom made by the Society through WrightTrak.
C-26 class cabooses were built in 1971 by
International Car Company.
were 128 built in the C-3700 - C-3827 number
were the last B&O cabooses delivered in blue
were painted in Chessie paint after 1972.
three Chessie B&O Careful Car Handling Cabooses
were C-26 class cabooses (903747, 903758,
of the twelve Chessie B&O Safety Cabooses were
also C-26 class cabooses (C-3714, C-3718, C-3771,
in 1982, they were renumbered 903700-903827.
the test shots of this caboose. Advanced orders can
be taken through Randy Broadwater at the email
above. $55 members, $60 non-members
Also for sale are limited edition (only offered here)
Chessie System decals for the C26. These Microscale
decals are offered for just $3 a sheet. A sheet does
one car and has numbers for both C-3XXX and 903XXX
numbers. This is the standard Chessie paint scheme
found on most cabooses during the Chessie era (see C-3739
and 903728 below for examples of the paint scheme).
It was used starting after 1972 and up to 1986. Many
CSX C26s stayed in this paint scheme into the 90's..
Below are photos of the prototype cabooses for reference.
Below are examples of the "as delivered" B&O blue
scheme with C-3XXX road number. Some of these were
renumbered after 1982 to the 903XXX numbers, as seen on
the standard Chessie paint scheme applied to C-26s.
Seen between 1972-1982 with C-3XXX road numbers and
903XXXX road numbers post-1982. Note that the hasty
reunmbering was common.
two of the special Chessie C-26s. In 1974 four C-26s
were painted in special safety schemes. Each one was
in a separte color (brown, purple, tan and light
green). In 1982-3 three C-26s were painted in the
orange "Careful Car Handling" caboose scheme.
Discount Accurate Chessie Models:
also stocks accurate Chessie System freight cars for
Athearn HO Scale SD50 Locomotive, Chessie
B&O #8595 - $70 members, $72 non-members
Scale 40' Chessie Trailers - 2 trailers for $13 members,
$14 non-members (There are two different road numbers in
each 2-pack. There are also 2 different 2-packs
Athearn HO Scale 5-pack Chessie PS Covered
Hoppers - $57 members, $59 non-members
Scale ACF 2970 cu ft Covered Hopper WM #604956 and two
other numbers - Each car $18 members, $19 non-members
Athearn HO Scale ACF 2970 cu ft Covered
Hopper WM #604982 - $18 members, $19 non-members
Scale 2 bay PS Covered Hopper Chessie B&O #600126 and
two other numbers - each car $18 members, $19 non-members
Scale 2 bay PS cu ft Covered Hopper #600183 and two other
numbers - each car $18 members, $19 non-members
Scale 2 bay PS Covered Hopper C&O #600069 and two
other numbers - each car $18 members, $19 non-members
Scale 3 Bay PS Covered Hopper #2104 and two other numbers
- each car $18 members, $19 non-members
Scale 2 bay PS Covered Hopper L&N - $17 members, $18
Scale 2 Bay PS Covered Hopper Erie Lackawanna- $17
members, $18 non-members
Atlas HO Scale U30C Locomotive, Chessie Paint -
$73 members, $78 non-members
Scale SD35 Locomotive, WM Circus Paint #7432 - $89
members, $92 non-members
Atlas HO Scale GP7 Locomotive, C&O Blue #5746
- $67 members, $69 non-members
Atlas HO Scale GP40 Locomotive, B&O Blue -
$90 members, $92 non-members
Atlas HO Scale GP40 Locomotive, Penn Central -
$90 members, $92 non-members
Atlas HO Scale Chessie System C&O Safety
Caboose #903282 - $22 members, $23 non-members
Atlas HO Scale ACF Covered Hopper WM #602432 or
602444 - $21 members, $23 non-members
Atlas HO Scale ACF 50' Precision Design Boxcar WM
#35267 - $18 members, $19 non-members
Atlas HO Scale Chessie Caboose C&O
#C-3190 (Different road # shown) - $15 members, $17
Atlas Trainman HO Scale ACF 3560 Covered Hopper
C&O #601360, 601381 or 601398 - $10 members, $10.50
Atlas Trainman HO Scale Chessie Cupola Caboose
C&O #90241 or 90244 (Different road # shown) $10
members, $10.50 non-members
HO Scale Cylindrical Covered Hopper 6-bay Chessie C&O
paint (two road #s available)- $16 members, $17
Scale 4 bay covered hopper ACFX lettering "El Rexene", -
$18 members, $19 non-members
Scale 4 bay covered hopper ELTX lettering, - $18 members,
Scale 4 bay covered hopper FPCX lettering, - $18 members,
Tangent Scale Models HO Scale
PS-2CD Chessie C&O Paint- $40 Members