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Photo ID: 362426

An extremely light TOFC hotshot No. 275 was rolling through Ashland, VA on a snowy Jan. 5, 1980. Beautiful homes, like the one to the left, line the RF&P through the town. No. 275 was light, not... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Ashland, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 141
Train ID: No. 275
Photo Date: January 05, 1980


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: May 04, 2011

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Photo ID: 362425

The fall colors were beginning to show on the maple trees in the front of Gwalthmey Baptist Church at Gwalthmey, VA as southbound manifest No. 105 passed on Oct. 18, 1979 with an interesting power... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Gwalthmey, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 147
Train ID: No. 105
Photo Date: October 18, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: May 04, 2011

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Photo ID: 362423

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)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 103
Train ID: Work Extra
Photo Date: August 02, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: May 04, 2011

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Photo ID: 362293

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)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 103
Train ID: No. 105
Photo Date: October 31, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: May 03, 2011

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Photo ID: 362165

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.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 145
Train ID: No. 275
Photo Date: October 13, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: May 01, 2011

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Photo ID: 362112

At the time this image was taken on July 12, 1978, three of RF&P's classic wooden overhead bridges remained on the railroad. These bridges were built by the railroad to carry county roads over th... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Colemans Mill, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 133
Train ID: No. 109
Photo Date: July 12, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: May 01, 2011

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Photo ID: 361992

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)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 131
Train ID: SOU Directors Spcl.
Photo Date: May 23, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 30, 2011

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Photo ID: 361771

I must admit, I took every opportunity to view RF&P 250 ton wreck derrick No. 1 when it was being used. It didn't get used often, but when it did, I tried to be there. Still, being steam powered... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 138
Train ID: Wreck Train
Photo Date: March 06, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 27, 2011

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Photo ID: 361763

Southbound RF&P No. 275 was approaching Vaughan's Crossing at the north end of Ashland, VA on Feb. 11, 1978 with two GP35s and a GP7. The sharp eye will notice the SCL caboose spliced into the tr... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Ashland, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 137
Train ID: No. 275
Photo Date: February 11, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 27, 2011

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Photo ID: 361594

1978 seemed to be the year that we got nailed with lots of ice storms. Manifest No. 176 was passing through Hunton, VA on Jan. 21, 1978 in a landscape where eveything is literally ice covered. I... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Hunton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 132
Train ID: No.176
Photo Date: January 21, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 25, 2011

Views: 3,400
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Photo ID: 361584

RF&P's northbound local freight No. 3 (Acca Local) was leaving Elletts, VA on Jan. 14, 1978 after switching the Best Products Co. distribution center. Considering we had one of central Virginia's... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Elletts, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 124
Train ID: Local Freight No. 3
Photo Date: January 14, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 361510

Southbound RF&P manifest No. 109, led by GP40 No. 123, was being overtaken by Amtrak No. 89, the "Palmetto," led by P30CH No. 714, at Franconia, VA on Nov. 27, 1977.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Franconia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 123
Train ID: No. 109
Photo Date: November 27, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 361478

As a rule, RF&P tried pretty hard to keep its power clean, especially during the 1970's and 1980's. They didn't have a wash rack and washing was done with a scrub brush when the unit was in for m... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Taylorsville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 133
Train ID: No. 175
Photo Date: November 19, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 361420

At less than 1%, as far as railroad grades are concerned, RF&P's Rutherglen Hill was pretty lame. That said, it could still take the wind out of the sails of a freight train as is passed over the... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Colemans Mill, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 147
Train ID: No. 109
Photo Date: June 12, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 361416

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)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Elmont, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 131
Train ID: No. 105
Photo Date: April 13, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 23, 2011

Views: 3,093
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