A southbound Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac manifest lays down a blue exhaust cloud as it leaves Alexandria, Virginia. In the distance, a northbound train is proceeding to Potomac Yard.
A meet occurs just south of the Alexandria, Virginia Amtrak station as a northbound Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac pig train meets a southbound hi-rail truck.
Three different C&O paint schemes are on display at the engine servicing facilities.
Amtrak train 86, the northbound Virginian, pauses for boarding passengers at Alexandria, VA, behind the usual F40. The Virginian was a Richmond-New York run.
Bound from New York to Chicago via the long way around, Amtrak's westbound Cardinal makes its station stop at Alexandria, VA, on a summer morning. A pair of F40s coupled elephant style are on the ... (more)
PRR E-44's and B&O F-units await assignments at RF&P's "Pot Yard". This was the major freight yard in the Washington D.C. area.
Continuing south after passing through the capital.
September 2nd's edition of the SB Carolinian was carrying some extra weight. Two F59PHI's, on from Amtrak Cascades and one form the Pacific Surfliner, were going to NCDOT to fill an equipment shor... (more)
Half of Amtrak's currently active Heritage locomotives; 822 trailing.
An RF&P TOFC train heads south past Potomac Yards. This train was most likely 171, the Orange Blossom Special. 171 originated on Conrail in South Kearny, NJ and terminated in Tampa, FL on... (more)
VRE passenger train approaching Crystal City Station. The photo was taken in Long Bridge Park, a popular location for railfanning and plane spotting in Washington DC area.
A southbound run-through train works its way through the passenger platforms at Alexandria, Virginia. It won’t be long before all of this traffic is routed through Front Royal.