Discussion relating to the B&O up to it's 1972 merger into Chessie System. Visit the B&O Railroad Historical Society for more information. Also discussion of the C&O up to 1972. Visit the C&O Historical Society for more information. Also includes the WM up to 1972. Visit the WM Historical Society for more information.
  by Pensyfan19
 
I was surfing the web today trying to find some information about csx locomotives, and I stumbled upon a page dedicated to odd locomotives in the Chessie System. One of them in particular was an EMD NW2 painted in a fresh B&O livery, but it had a Chessie System logo on its cab. With this in mind, is this locomotive considered a heritage unit (and possibly one of the first heritage units to exist) since it has the Chessie logo on a fresh B&O livery?

http://www.trainweb.org/chessiephotos/p ... sual26.jpg
  by BR&P
 
I can't answer your question, but that sure does look nice. Thanks for posting the link, wish those things were still roaming around.
  by NHV 669
 
The only info I can find on it indicates that it was sold 12/79, and never made it into Chessie paint. Hard to call it a heritage unit, if it was in B&O paint with B&O reporting marks the entire time. Chessie never had it's own reporting mark, it was simply the holding company.