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Photo ID: 362423

A southbound work extra is dumping welded rail at Elmont, VA on August 2, 1979, led by GP7 No. 103. Because of its size, it wasn't economically feasible for RF&P to have its own rail train. Most... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 103
Train ID: Work Extra
Photo Date: August 02, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: May 04, 2011

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Photo ID: 362293

Times were fun back in 1978. This image was taken within 100 feet of my back door. I knew RF&P's GP7s were nearing the end of their lives and I took every opportunity to shoot them in the lead. ... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 103
Train ID: No. 105
Photo Date: October 31, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: May 03, 2011

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Photo ID: 362165

Much to RF&P's credit, their track was superbly maintained. The MofW forces were laying rail at Elmont on Oct. 13, 1978 as southbound TOFC hotshot No. 275 passed with three units.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 145
Train ID: No. 275
Photo Date: October 13, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: May 01, 2011

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Photo ID: 361992

I never understood why, but Southern Railway usually held its Annual Shareholder Meeting in Richmond, VA. The old Southern freight house in Richmond had been refurbished for that purpose. Since ... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 131
Train ID: SOU Directors Spcl.
Photo Date: May 23, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 30, 2011

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Photo ID: 361519

I always wondered what it felt like, after a wonderful vacation in Florida, to wake up, look out the window, and see weather like this. Reality check. Northbound AT-4 was passing by the old gene... (more)

Railroad: Auto-Train Corporation
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: AT 4002
Train ID: AT-4
Photo Date: January 07, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 361512

Railroading, as we all know, isn't always conducted in ideal conditions. The fog was thick as northbound Amtrak No. 174, the "Colonial," sped through Elmont, VA on the morning of Jan. 7, 1978. I... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 272
Train ID: No. 174
Photo Date: January 07, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 361416

Southbound RF&P No. 105 was passing through Elmont, VA on April 13, 1977, the first day of an experimental pool power arrangement with Conrail. If I recall correctly, RF&P tried it in order to ge... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 131
Train ID: No. 105
Photo Date: April 13, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 23, 2011

Views: 3,114
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Photo ID: 361411

Amtrak P30CHs showed up rather quickly on the RF&P, on the "short haul" trains equipped with Amfleet cars. They stayed for several years and were sent elsewhere, to be replaced by F40PHs. After ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P30CH
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 713
Train ID: No. 89
Photo Date: April 12, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 23, 2011

Views: 3,013
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Photo ID: 278981

Amtrak #47 heads south past the Elmont Crossing enroute to Richmond.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: AMTRK 47
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 30, 2006


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By: C Middlebrook

Added: Apr 06, 2009

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Photo ID: 277404

CSX Q401 is temporarily held at this crossing while waiting for the signal to proceed on towards Richmond. ACCA Yards is backed up which has delayed southbound trains this afternoon.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 5355
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 20, 2009


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By: C Middlebrook

Added: Mar 25, 2009

Views: 1,118
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Favorited: 3


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