Amtrak's Silver Star pulls into Alexandria for its station stop.
Chessie System light power rolls by the hump at Potomac Yard just before sunset.
Amtrak F40 stops at Alexandria during the afternoon rush.
A northbound freight passes AF Interlocking in Alexandria, VA.
NS 341 departs Van Dorn in Alexandria, VA with a colorful eight engine lashup on a sunny June evening in 1996.
Photographer- Charles P Wales , from a 35 mm Kodachrome slide.
Southern 2839 prepares for an Alexandria- Charlottesville, VA round trip while a Southern freight makes its way north.
CP 2839 holds the depot platform at Alexandria,VA.. If you look real close under the depot shelter you can see the lead unit of an RF&P freight peaking out behind us.
A variety of power at Pot Yard
Its hard to believe everything in this photo of Potomac Yard--terminal, yard and humps are gone-replaced by big box stores and town homes. Almost nothing remains of what once was one of the busies... (more)
Amtrak was just over seven years old when two SDP40Fs running elephant style rolled into Alexandria off the RF&P with the Silver Star from Florida. Those early Amtrak years were not filled with op... (more)
Emerging from the (coal) mist! This rarely visible unit until recently served as a plant switcher for the Mirant Energy coal-fired power plant in Alexandria, VA. Usually hidden behind rows... (more)
South on 2 passing Alex
Note Washington Metro train above Amtrak
Amtrak's Regional to Lynchburg arriving Alexandria
Light engines south on 2; Washington Metro trains in the background