The locomotives that served VRE for most of its first decade are now all retired, including RP39-2C V01 and RP40-2C V21.
Laying over while the commuters are hard at work.
V35 is a leased F40, originally built for Amtrak. It didn't see many years of service before being replaced by MP36s. It's no Phase III, but this old Amtrak F40 looked pretty good in fresh VRE pa... (more)
V24, the "City of Manassas" was a rather interesting looking locomotive due to its various modifications. It remained in this older VRE scheme until retired. Note the Sounder set in the backgrou... (more)
The next to last SB VRE train P311 is slowing for it's last station stop after leaving Washington, and is right on the advertised for it's 7:30pm arrival in Fredericksburg, Va, as the sun is slowl... (more)
Nearing departure for Manassas
Colorful consist: 6 cars, 4 paint schemes
Southbound VRE Train P303 was crossing the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg, VA on July 2, 2012 with MP36PH-3C No. V58.
Arriving in historic Manassas at the former Southern Railway station; plaque in the foreground discusses life in "Wartime Manassas".
VRE 335 heads for the station at Manassas, as well as a meet with NS P58
A collection of Virginia Railway Express trains sit North of Washington Union Station in between the morning and afternoon rushes. Also visible is the Amtrak Ivy City complex to the right and the ... (more)
VRE train 329 stops at the Burke Centre Station to unload passengers. A large parking garage has been built here so it is a busy station that handles Amtrak trains, also.
The sun is making an effort to be seen
Unusual to have a locomotive on the north end (this train also had V61, facing south, on the rear)