Black and white illustration of a cat under a blanket with black text on a white background
CHARLES PROD. CO. ROCKVILLE, MD 20852
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway was a railroad built in 1869 in Virginia. After expansions through other states C&O became part of the Chessie System in 1972. Chessie is also the name of the kitten that became the railroad’s trademark in 1933 as a way to advertise the new passenger trains with the phrase “Sleep Like a Top”, and eventually “Sleep Like a Kitten”.