The C&O Historical Society was established in 1969 with the intent of collecting and making available to the public any and all information pertaining to the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.
The Society was incorporated in West Virginia in 1975 and achieved IRS eleemosynary status under subparagraph 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1977. Our tax ID# is 55-0561056. All monetary donations to the C&O Historical Society are fully tax deductible.
In addition to donating directly through this website, support for the restoration of passenger car “Chessie 29” is also possible through Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/cohs.
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