The Family Lines scheme was the first to be worn by the South Eastern roads controlled by the Seaboard Coast Line, which was itself controlled by the C&O. While the Family Lines existed each road continued its own identity and all cars and locomotives wore their owner's road name. This GP16 now retired wears the numbers assigned by CSX while on a maintenance train in Biloxi, MS in 1990.


This odd looking BQ23-7 was General Electric's first attempt at the "Quality" or "Wide Cab". Only 20 units were ever made and all of them were bought by Family Lines. This unit is waiting in Biloxi, MS in 1990.


This BQ23-7 at the lower yard in Parkersburg, WV in 1993 is only a few days away from becoming a B-Unit. Safety or reliabily concerns caused CSX to restrict these units from leading trains and to prevent this all BQ's had their windows covered. This unit has since been renumbered to 3000B. These are the only B-Units on CSX.


This Family Lines Transfer Caboose has had a long, hard life by the look of it. It is now wearing the Seaboard System lettering while it works the upper yard in Parkersburg, WV in 1992. After the creation of Seabord System the individual roads lost their identities, but this caboose, as you will see, is REALLY going to get an identity change...


The Parkersburg chapter of BORHS repainted this well worn caboose into the B&O blue scheme. While wearing the B&O letters and Capitol logo the reporting marks must still reflect the registered owner SBD. What an identity crisis! (Photo by Todd Atkinson)