Black smoke billows from the exhaust as the engineer starts up the engine. July 2012.
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.
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
What a difference 1 week makes ...
In the months prior to the July 1, 1967 merger between
ACL and SAL, a number of Seaboard E units began showing signs of extremely worn paint and lettering sugg... (more)
In the months prior to the July 1, 1967 merger between ACL and SAL, a number of Seaboard E units began showing signs of extremely worn paint and lettering suggesting some preparation was being mad... (more)
CSX Train Q439 is in the final stages of being prepared before heading south of Richmond. In the background, Q740 (Juice train) slowly pulls up into ACCA Yard. August 2010.
Eastbound CSX manifest R302 was rolling down the James River Viaduct in Richmond, VA on Nov. 23, 1996, led by GP40-2 No. 6424. For a period of time in 1996, Kanawha Canal was drained for construc... (more)
CSX Train Q439 heads down the A Line towards the James River and then points south of Richmond. Engine #4818 was built in 2004 and the second unit #7576 wears an older paint scheme and was built i... (more)
This CSX Coal Train just came up from Fulton Yard in the East End of Richmond and is now headed southbound down the A Line. March 2012.
A mixed freight makes its way down toward Fulton Yard in Richmond behind a pair of veteran Dash 8s. The viaduct on which the train is traveling is 3 miles long, connecting the Peninsula and the R... (more)
The CSX merger took place two years earlier, but Chessie appears to still be running the show on this day in 1988 at the former C&O Fulton Yard.
A pair of Chessie cats work the former C&O Fulton Yard in Richmond.
Motley colored collection of engines both young and old wait in ACCA Yard for their maintenance and then road assignment. January 2012.