My great uncle Robert F. McKee, Sr., was a design engineer at Baldwin Locomotive Works, and would give our father different builder's cards when he would see him. Today I found out that my father'... (more)
"Sunrise Orange Blossom"On 12/15/1985 at 07:30, eleven minutes after a 07:19 sunrise, the OBSS (Orange Blossom Special-South), led by RF&P GP40-2 142, is westbound on track 1 crossing t... (more)
The Orange Blossom Special’s power is emerging from one of the tunnels under South 34th Street and Grays Ferry Avenue in South Philadelphia. The second and third units are both CSX units nu... (more)
The power for the southbound Orange Blossom Special has cut off from its train and proceeded to CSX’ East Side Yard office in Philadelphia for a crew change. Here it backs toward Grays Ferr... (more)
A southbound Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac freight rolls across the massive truss bridge at Woodbridge, Virginia.
The Blue and the Gray
The blue and gray color scheme of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, & Potomac Railroad has been said to have been inspired by the colors of the Union and Confeder... (more)
A northbound Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac pig train rolls through Springfield, Virginia on a cold January day.
CSX R171 (OBSS, Orange Blossom Special), with RF&P GP40 123 plus three, westbound approaching Poplar (mp 82.5) on CSX's (former B&O) Philadelphia Sub.
CSX R171 (former OBSS, "Orange Blossom Special South"), with RF&P GP40 125 plus three, westbound by "Baltimore Brick", approaching Rossville interlocking, on the Philadelphia ... (more)
On a lovely March morning, the St Patrick's Day festival is in full swing at the Spotsylvania Industrial Park, and a load of museum guests are riding along as they depart the 'Deep Run Station' be... (more)
A combination of RF&P and B&O geeps lead the southbound Orange Blossom Special across the Susquehanna River at Havre de Grace, Maryland. The Kearney, New Jersey – Tampa, Florida intermodal ... (more)
CSX R191 (Orange Blossom Special), led by RF&P GP40 125, westbound on the Thomas Viaduct at 10:53 on December 9, 1990. The trailing units include CSXT GP40 6798, Chessie/CSXT B36-7 5552, and RF&P ... (more)
CSX R171 (OBSS), with RF&P GP40 121 in the lead, is westbound approaching Poplar (mp 82.5) on B&O/CSX Philadelphia S.D. on July 5, 1987.
Richmond, Frederick and Potomac GP35 131 leads a southbound piggyback train as it storms across the huge truss bridge at Woodbridge, Virginia.
Mixed freight rolls southbound on the Richmond, Frederick and Potomac at Dumfries, Virginia. An RF&P GP40-2 is accompanied by a GP40, an SW1200, and a Seaboard System C36-8.