RailPictures.Net Photo: RFP 147 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac EMD GP40-2 at Richmond, Virginia by Douglas G. Walker
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Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac (more..)
EMD GP40-2 (more..)
Acca Yard (more..)
Richmond, Virginia, USA (more..)
January 14, 1983
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RFP 147 (more..)
Douglas G. Walker (more..)
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Acca Yard was the southern-most point on the Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac, a Class I railroad that was a bridge line "Linking North & South" about 113 miles in length. The RF&P connected with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Seaboard Air Line Railroad at Richmond (later SCL, then SBD, then CSX). The yard was named for Richmond furniture manufacturer Preston Belvin, who owned land near the site of what would become the yard in the 1880s. Belvin named his property Acca Farm to honor Acca Temple, the local branch of the Shrine Masons, and raised race horses there. On January 14, 1983, RF&P GP40-2s 147 and 144, along with SW1500 91, were found at the yard's engine facility. Interestingly, on the RF&P, odd numbered road diesels generally faced south, and even numbered locomotives were always north-facing.
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