Running well behind schedule, the OBSS (Orange Blossom Special-South), with 4 of its 5 units off the RF&P’s roster, speeds west at White Marsh on B&O’s Philadelphia Subdivision, on May 18, 1986. I... (more)
A northbound Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac intermodal train approaches the intermodal facility at Potomac Yard. The Washington Monument is on the center horizon, while the U.S. capitol is on ... (more)
A northbound Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac pig train approaches the end of its journey as it rolls along Potomac Yard. In the background is a Southern/NS power set, and the George Washington ... (more)
Alexandria Traffic Jam
It’s a busy time near the passenger station in Alexandria, Virginia. A Southern Railway excursion powered by 2-10-4 610 has unloaded its passengers, and is s... (more)
Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac power backs to its train at Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia.
A southbound Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac leaves the south end of Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia. An RF&P GP35 is usually considered a score, but I would prefer that ugly but unique BQ... (more)
The >Orange Blossom Special rolls south through Abington, Maryland of the former B&O Philadelphia line.
A crew member runs ahead to flag a street crossing a few hundred yards north of the Amtrak station. Don't know if this was routine or a temporary response to a faulty crossing gate, but it looks ... (more)
CSX R171, led by RF&P GP40-2 143, is westbound on the Philadelphia Sub in Rosedale, MD on January 23, 1988. The hotshot is the former OBSS, yet is still referred to as the Orange Blossom Specia... (more)
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 con... (more)
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.
CSX train R171, the southbound Orange Blossom Special, crosses the Susquehanna River at Havre de Grace, Maryland. With only about half of the massive bridge in sight, it’s entirely possible... (more)
CSX train R171, the southbound Orange Blossom Special, rolls south (B&O west) under the US 322 overpass at Twin Oaks, Pennsylvania. One of the hottest trains on the lines that hosted it, th... (more)
“OBS Variety Pack”There were precious few vantage points along the B&O’s Philadelphia or Washington Subdivisions to get a broadside view of a 5-unit lashup. And, save a train actually <... (more)