RailPictures.Net Photo: RF&P 136 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac EMD GP35 at Taylorsville, Virginia by Extra 127 South
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Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac (more..)
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Taylorsville, Virginia, USA (more..)
May 20, 1978
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RF&P 136 (more..)
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My favorite circus train has always been the James E. Strates Shows train, mainly because it is always so colorful. During the 1970s, it always seemed that they managed to make their trips across the RF&P under the cloak of darkness. I wondered if I would ever get a chance to shoot it. Bright and early on the morning of May 20, 1978, when I was at home observing my relief days, the Yardmaster at Acca Yard in Richmond called and told me to get my camera and get moving, I was in luck. I hurried over to Taylorsville and shot him crossing the South Anna River, led by GP35 No. 136. I am glad I did, I haven't had the opportunity since.
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i was born in virginia in 1972. when i think of railroads that shaped the commonwealth. i think of railroads like, SCL, N&W and southern. this is a tribute to those wonderful days gone by and for those who remember it well.
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