Chessie's mate was Peake, who was introduced in the June 1937 issue of Life magazine and was the father of her two kittens, "Nip" and "Tuck". During World War II the Chessie character was used to promote War Bonds and support for the war effort, depicted as working on the home front to support Peake, who was off to war.
The Chessie image continued to appear in advertising until 1971 when passenger train travel was consolidated under Amtrak. When in 1972 the C&O merged with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and Western Maryland Railway, the newly formed holding company was named the Chessie System after the popular image.C&O itself had been popularly called "Chessie System" since the 1930s. Chessie System also adopted the "Ches-C" logo, which incorporated the silhouette of the kitten into the "C" of the railroad's name.
The Chessie System merged with other railroads to become the CSX Corporation in 1986. Though the Chessie logo is no longer found in advertising and was phased out of usage on trains, Chessie is still the mascot of the CSX Corporation, and there are many examples of rolling stock that still feature the kitten logo, having yet to be repainted. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.The item "Fenton Chessie Box Limited Edition of 8" is in sale since Tuesday, August 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Fenton". The seller is "jbwachbrit" and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.