A southbound work extra is dumping welded rail at Elmont, VA on August 2, 1979, led by GP7 No. 103. Because of its size, it wasn't economically feasible for RF&P to have its own rail train. Most... (more)
Times were fun back in 1978. This image was taken within 100 feet of my back door. I knew RF&P's GP7s were nearing the end of their lives and I took every opportunity to shoot them in the lead. ... (more)
Much to RF&P's credit, their track was superbly maintained. The MofW forces were laying rail at Elmont on Oct. 13, 1978 as southbound TOFC hotshot No. 275 passed with three units.
I never understood why, but Southern Railway usually held its Annual Shareholder Meeting in Richmond, VA. The old Southern freight house in Richmond had been refurbished for that purpose. Since ... (more)
I always wondered what it felt like, after a wonderful vacation in Florida, to wake up, look out the window, and see weather like this. Reality check. Northbound AT-4 was passing by the old gene... (more)
Railroading, as we all know, isn't always conducted in ideal conditions. The fog was thick as northbound Amtrak No. 174, the "Colonial," sped through Elmont, VA on the morning of Jan. 7, 1978. I... (more)
Southbound RF&P No. 105 was passing through Elmont, VA on April 13, 1977, the first day of an experimental pool power arrangement with Conrail. If I recall correctly, RF&P tried it in order to ge... (more)
Amtrak P30CHs showed up rather quickly on the RF&P, on the "short haul" trains equipped with Amfleet cars. They stayed for several years and were sent elsewhere, to be replaced by F40PHs. After ... (more)
Amtrak #47 heads south past the Elmont Crossing enroute to Richmond.
CSX Q401 is temporarily held at this crossing while waiting for the signal to proceed on towards Richmond. ACCA Yards is backed up which has delayed southbound trains this afternoon.