TOFC business on the RF&P really started to mushroom in the early 1970s, much in part because of UPS. The piggyback ramp at Potomac Yard became increasingly important, with most of the southbound... (more)
By 1991, there weren't many other places where GP35s were leading high speed piggyback trains. RF&P's rigorous locomotive maintenance paid off in the longevity of their fleet.
Traditionally, odd numbered engines faced south, and evens north on the RF&P. 133, leading southbound R409 was likely turned following a trip away from home rails.
Orange Blossom Special, Mamiya 645 color negative.