Chessie was just catching mice and became a star

The little HO scale railroad in my garage is barely started, but is already overrun by colorful rolling stock, a lot of it is cheap old Tyco stuff, not realistically detailed but I like the cheerful colors.

HO scale Chessie rolling stock

Chessie, The Chesapeake and Ohio mascot kitten.

The Chesapeake and Ohio railroad holding company adopted this kitten, and she became the company mascot/logo, in various designs. She was very popular around those parts, and they added a male cat Peake, and cats being cats had two kittens of their own, nip and tuck. I suspect things are always nip and tuck when you are a small critter living in a railroad yard.

That cat logo is courtesy Wikipedia; By Source, Fair use,

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