By 1991, there weren't many other places where GP35s were leading high speed piggyback trains. RF&P's rigorous locomotive maintenance paid off in the longevity of their fleet.
I knew nothing of the RF&P untill we started driving 5 hours south to chase Southern steam excursions in the late 1970's. This scene was forever changed by construction of the Washington Metro soo... (more)
Long gone from CSX's roster, this GP40 has been reincarnated as Wisconsin & Southern GP38 #3805.
During Redskins home games, the RF&P ran this passenger train for their executives from Richmond. Riding this classy train certainly beat a trip on I-95!
One of eight SW1500s on the roster, #7 rests next to the PY yard office.
The cut of hoppers in the background are in NS's compact Duke Street yard, a facility which was closed in the 90's and promptly redeveloped.
Traditionally, odd numbered engines faced south, and evens north on the RF&P. 133, leading southbound R409 was likely turned following a trip away from home rails.
Two RF&P units bracket a pair of Conrail SDs on this southbound freight at Alexandria.
Sitting on some very valuable land, 125 is parked near an abandoned yard tower at Pot Yard. This area has been completely redeveloped and is now home to a large shopping center.
On the day after Christmas, a pair of RF&P geeps share the engine terminal with a CSX GP40-2.
A yard crew works the north end of Pot Yard, a few years before PY was shut down.
Passengers awaiting an Amtrak train look on as a southbound RF&P freight rolls by.
Southbound Orange Blossom Special on Thomas Viaduct near Baltimore, MD
A mixture of power is waiting to go to work at the engine terminal of the RF&P in Richmond, Virginia.
Three 40 series units and one 38 series unit hustle the Orange Blossom Special across New Jersey on the final leg of its journey.