This program examines the formative years of CSX from the end of the Chessie and Seaboard systems in 1985 through CSX’s own image in the early 90’s. We’ll see a lot of early paint! This program focuses primarily on the mid 80’s, with locomotives increasingly painted for CSX only appearing in the last third of the show.
Locomotives painted for Chessie System, Baltimore & Ohio, Seaboard System, Family Lines, Seaboard Coast Line, Louisville & Nashville and Clinchfield are plentiful. Later shots show CSX power in the all grey, blue and grey, and finally yellow, blue and grey liveries. Rare locomotives include U23 and U36B’s, U30C’s, SD45 and SD45-2’s, GP35’s, GP16 rebuilds and even a GP30.