RF&P had almost a super-railroad reputation, but it wasn't all cutting edge operation, as this scene of a crew member sprinting ahead to flag a street crossing proves.
Southbound TOFC hotshot No. 191 was splitting the signals at Rutherglen, VA on December 12, 1987. The area between Rutherglen and Colemans Mill is graced with enough pine trees to give one a bit ... (more)
On of my favorite places on the RF&P for fall colors has always been Colemans Mill. The stand of oaks west of the tracks always seem to give a good display. On Halloween Day in 1987, southbound ... (more)
Its work almost done, RF&P's southbound No. 503, the Acca Local was leaving Doswell, VA on a cold Jan. 11, 1988, led by GP35 No. 131. In tow are eight cars of newsprint from Bear Island Paper Co.... (more)
RF&P GP40 No. 123 ducks under one of RF&P's distinctive wooden overhead bridges at Colemans Mill, VA on March 11, 1988 with southbound TOFC hotshot No. 191. If a sharp eye catches a bit of orange... (more)
RF&P GP40 No. 125 was leading southbound TOFC hotshot No. 171 across Quantico Creek in Quantico, VA on May 16, 1987. My notes indicate that the train had 92 loads and 0 empties. The crane to the... (more)
Southbound RF&P Potomac Yard-Waycross manifest No. 409 was passing through Doswell, VA on Nov. 4, 1986 led by GP40-2 No. 141. The unit has received a very recent "freshening." Between trips to t... (more)
In the early 1980's, RF&P eliminated the 11:00 PM-7:00 AM shift at its Bryan Park Terminal locomotive shop. The forces working the evening shift would line up any consists requested by the RF&P a... (more)
RF&P restored GP7 No. 101 was resting the night away outside Bryan Park Terminal in Richmond, VA on July 26, 1986
RF&P GP40 125 at Acca Yard in Richmond, June 1972
The Southbound Orange Blossom Special rolls through Elkridge, MD. on February 25,1986 on it's way to Richmond,Va.
RF&P Alco S2 52 is idle at the moment at Bryan Park at Acca Yard in Richmond, Va.
RF&P GP-35 number 138 rolls west through HX Interlocking with train 171 in almost white out conditions. The storm that dropped almost two feet of snow had me stranded until the train crew helped p... (more)
RF&P's southbound Acca Local was in the final lap to an early quit on Feb 16, 1985 as it passed the Gwalthmey Baptist Church in Gwathmey, VA, led by GP40 No. 121.