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Photo ID: 362112

At the time this image was taken on July 12, 1978, three of RF&P's classic wooden overhead bridges remained on the railroad. These bridges were built by the railroad to carry county roads over th... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Colemans Mill, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 133
Train ID: No. 109
Photo Date: July 12, 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: 361771

I must admit, I took every opportunity to view RF&P 250 ton wreck derrick No. 1 when it was being used. It didn't get used often, but when it did, I tried to be there. Still, being steam powered... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 138
Train ID: Wreck Train
Photo Date: March 06, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 27, 2011

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Photo ID: 361763

Southbound RF&P No. 275 was approaching Vaughan's Crossing at the north end of Ashland, VA on Feb. 11, 1978 with two GP35s and a GP7. The sharp eye will notice the SCL caboose spliced into the tr... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Ashland, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 137
Train ID: No. 275
Photo Date: February 11, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 27, 2011

Views: 3,676
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Photo ID: 361594

1978 seemed to be the year that we got nailed with lots of ice storms. Manifest No. 176 was passing through Hunton, VA on Jan. 21, 1978 in a landscape where eveything is literally ice covered. I... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Hunton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 132
Train ID: No.176
Photo Date: January 21, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 361584

RF&P's northbound local freight No. 3 (Acca Local) was leaving Elletts, VA on Jan. 14, 1978 after switching the Best Products Co. distribution center. Considering we had one of central Virginia's... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Elletts, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 124
Train ID: Local Freight No. 3
Photo Date: January 14, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 361510

Southbound RF&P manifest No. 109, led by GP40 No. 123, was being overtaken by Amtrak No. 89, the "Palmetto," led by P30CH No. 714, at Franconia, VA on Nov. 27, 1977.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Franconia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 123
Train ID: No. 109
Photo Date: November 27, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 361478

As a rule, RF&P tried pretty hard to keep its power clean, especially during the 1970's and 1980's. They didn't have a wash rack and washing was done with a scrub brush when the unit was in for m... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Taylorsville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 133
Train ID: No. 175
Photo Date: November 19, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 361420

At less than 1%, as far as railroad grades are concerned, RF&P's Rutherglen Hill was pretty lame. That said, it could still take the wind out of the sails of a freight train as is passed over the... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Colemans Mill, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 147
Train ID: No. 109
Photo Date: June 12, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 23, 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: 3,195
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Photo ID: 361292

There is a bit of the past and the future in this photograph. In the background is the boom of RF&P Acca wreck derrick No. 1 working to clear a derailment at Brooke, VA on Sept. 25, 1976. Wreck ... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: None
Location: Brooke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: No. 110
Photo Date: September 25, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 22, 2011

Views: 6,559
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Photo ID: 361289

Some people may remember yellow and white dots on freight cars, applied in the late 1970's, to identify whether or not the car had a certain type of wheel suspected of causing derailments. Specif... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: None
Location: Brooke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: No. 110
Photo Date: September 25, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 22, 2011

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Photo ID: 361287

On the evening of Sept. 24, 1976, as RF&P manifest No. 110 worked its way north, a wheel began of disintegrate on a SCL boxcar. It began around Dahlgren Junction (MP 61.1) and by the time the car... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: None
Location: Brooke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: No. 110
Photo Date: September 25, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 22, 2011

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Photo ID: 361228

TOFC business on the RF&P really started to mushroom in the early 1970s, much in part because of UPS. The piggyback ramp at Potomac Yard became increasingly important, with most of the southbound... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Doswell, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 133
Train ID: No. 175
Photo Date: September, 1973


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Added: Apr 21, 2011

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Photo ID: 361096

Southbound RF&P manifest No. 227 was slowing to enter Acca Yard on Jan. 8, 1972 with a dogs breakfast of motive power. GP7 No. 103 leads E8As No's. 1001 and 1008, and GP40 No. 122.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Greendale, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 103
Train ID: No. 227
Photo Date: January 08, 1972


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 20, 2011

Views: 2,995
Comments: 2

Favorited: 21
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