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Photo ID: 510603

R403 crawls through the frozen tundra of the former Potomac Yard.

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CP 5698
Train ID: R403
Photo Date: February, 1996


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By: Matt Atkinson

Added: Dec 15, 2014

Views: 779
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Photo ID: 508376

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)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3167
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 29, 1970


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Nov 28, 2014

Views: 1,224
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Photo ID: 370511

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1001
Train ID: Silver Meteor
Photo Date: April 29, 1970


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jul 31, 2011

Views: 3,767
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Favorited: 33

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Photo ID: 370509

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.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 137
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 29, 1970


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jul 31, 2011

Views: 4,271
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Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 369157

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 14, 1972


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jul 17, 2011

Views: 1,201
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Photo ID: 369101

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 3
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 1968


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jul 17, 2011

Views: 1,266
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Photo ID: 369050

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 3
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 1968


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jul 16, 2011

Views: 1,304
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Photo ID: 364757

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.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD SW1500
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 6
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: 1989


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: May 31, 2011

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Photo ID: 344880

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.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38AC
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4142
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1989


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Nov 11, 2010

Views: 2,119
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Photo ID: 344872

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.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6492
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: 1989


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Nov 11, 2010

Views: 1,723
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Photo ID: 344871

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)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6122
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: 1989


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Nov 11, 2010

Views: 1,732
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Photo ID: 344633

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!

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C32-8 (Dash 8-32C)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6617
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: January, 1989


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Nov 09, 2010

Views: 2,855
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Photo ID: 344447

A Chessie Geep shares the ready tracks at PY with a relatively rare Conrail C32-8.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6339
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: January, 1989


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Nov 08, 2010

Views: 1,845
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 308030

By 1991, many of the freights on the RF&P were only stopping at Pot Yard to add or remove a cab signal equipped unit and change crews. A few would still tie up in the old yard, such as this south... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP30M
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4261
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 19, 1991


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Dec 23, 2009

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Photo ID: 257137

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6515
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 03, 1985


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By: Walter Gay

Added: Oct 24, 2008

Views: 2,310
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9

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