An RF&P TOFC train heads south past Potomac Yards. This train was most likely 171, the Orange Blossom Special. 171 originated on Conrail in South Kearny, NJ and terminated in Tampa, FL on... (more)
VRE passenger train approaching Crystal City Station. The photo was taken in Long Bridge Park, a popular location for railfanning and plane spotting in Washington DC area.
A southbound run-through train works its way through the passenger platforms at Alexandria, Virginia. It won’t be long before all of this traffic is routed through Front Royal.
This westbound accelerates around the "Horn" track at Alexandria where we spent a weekend of chasing Southern Railway steam a few years ago. On closer inspection one can grab iron see 3 spare air ... (more)
Lots of differences between then and now, as this Southern Railway manifest heads south out of Potomac Yard.
Southern Railway’s Only Berkshire
During the steam era, the Southern Railway never rostered any locomotives of the 2-8-4 wheel arrangement. In 1981, however, that changed when the ... (more)
Amtrak's northbound Colonial #94 arrives at Alexandria station just in time for a meet with a southbound RF&P freight led by GP40-2 147.
Diversity in Motion sprints north with a pig train on the former RF&P, seen here about to pass the Amtrak station in Alexandria, VA. The Amtrak station was a common haunt for me to do railfanning... (more)
Train 171, the Colonial
Train 17, the Birmingham Special. A Roger Puta Photograph
The Odd CoupleAfter a pair of 1983 weekend Alexandria – Charlottesville excursions with Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 611 and a pair of Alexandria – Front Royal trips with Savannah & Atla... (more)
Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac GP40 123 leads a train at the railroad's yard in Alexandria, Virginia, on September 12th, 1986.
The Everglades A Roger Puta Photograph
A Roger Puta Photograph