A Roger Puta Photograph
Going over the hump at RF&P's Potomac Yard. A Roger Puta photograph.
R403 crawls through the frozen tundra of the former Potomac Yard.
The morning of April 29, 1970 was foggy in Potomac Yard. From the bridge that crossed the middle of the yard I found 2 new Southern SD45s mid-train with a radio car (a boxcar red boxy car) with an... (more)
Locomotives: RFP 137(GP35), RFP 127(GP40), RFP 121(GP40), and RFP 1007(E8A). All RF&P odd numbered road diesels and faced south. Obviously this was a NB train.
With its exhaust stacks capped, #6 sits outside of PY's yard office. After years of working Pot Yard, #6 ended up going north to work for the Patapsco & Back River.
The vast expanse of empty tracks at right is the old southbound class yard. This view offers a glimpse of just how far PY's importance had declined in the late 80's.
Before all of the NS/CR interchange traffic shifted to the Hagerstown gateway, a set of Conrail SDs lays over in PY's engine terminal.
Growing up just a few miles away from PY, I don't think I fully appreciated the variety that could be seen there. Looking back on it two decades later makes me wish I had visited more often - and... (more)
A rare C32-8 mingles with CSX power at Pot Yard. Between CSX, RF&P, NS, CR, and the D&H, one never knew what interesting power might show up at PY!
A Chessie Geep shares the ready tracks at PY with a relatively rare Conrail C32-8.