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
Amtrak's Regional to Richmond arrives Alexandria
Q411 waits on track 1 for the commuter rush to be over
Red white and blue VRE power mixed with borrowed Sounder cars present a odd look on this southbound VRE train.
After a brief station stop at Alexandria, 340 accelerates away from the busy station.
A southbound Amtrak rounds a bend on the relocated main line around the site of Potomac Yard. With the exception of the DC skyline in the background, this area is virtually unrecognizable compare... (more)
A southbound (probably the Silver Star) pulls into Alexandria for a station stop while an RF&P freight slips past on the adjacent main.