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Photo ID: 361292

There is a bit of the past and the future in this photograph. In the background is the boom of RF&P Acca wreck derrick No. 1 working to clear a derailment at Brooke, VA on Sept. 25, 1976. Wreck ... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: None
Location: Brooke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: No. 110
Photo Date: September 25, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 22, 2011

Views: 6,362
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Photo ID: 361289

Some people may remember yellow and white dots on freight cars, applied in the late 1970's, to identify whether or not the car had a certain type of wheel suspected of causing derailments. Specif... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: None
Location: Brooke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: No. 110
Photo Date: September 25, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 22, 2011

Views: 17,792
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Favorited: 46

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Photo ID: 361287

On the evening of Sept. 24, 1976, as RF&P manifest No. 110 worked its way north, a wheel began of disintegrate on a SCL boxcar. It began around Dahlgren Junction (MP 61.1) and by the time the car... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: None
Location: Brooke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: No. 110
Photo Date: September 25, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 22, 2011

Views: 5,226
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 361228

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)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Doswell, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 133
Train ID: No. 175
Photo Date: September, 1973


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 21, 2011

Views: 2,923
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Photo ID: 361096

Southbound RF&P manifest No. 227 was slowing to enter Acca Yard on Jan. 8, 1972 with a dogs breakfast of motive power. GP7 No. 103 leads E8As No's. 1001 and 1008, and GP40 No. 122.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Greendale, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 103
Train ID: No. 227
Photo Date: January 08, 1972


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 20, 2011

Views: 2,939
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Photo ID: 361089

Feb. 24, 1972 dawned cold and nasty in Richmond, VA, in more than one way for RF&P. During the night a southbound freight had derailed while running down No. 4 Track between Greendale and Acca Ya... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Greendale, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: No. 176
Photo Date: February 24, 1972


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 20, 2011

Views: 10,740
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Photo ID: 361037

RF&P FP7 No. 1202 was leading an E8A and two GP units as manifest No. 109 passed through Doswell, VA on Nov. 13, 1971. RF&P was extremely short of power in 1971 and part of 1972 and some E8As wer... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Doswell, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1202
Train ID: No. 109
Photo Date: November 13, 1971


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 19, 2011

Views: 4,555
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Photo ID: 361014

RF&P GP40 No. 125 was leading two FP7As and another GP40 on the head end of southbound manifest No. 105 as it passed through Doswell, VA on Nov. 13, 1971. Soon, the delivery of RF&P's GP40-2s wou... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Doswell, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 125
Train ID: No. 105
Photo Date: November 13, 1971


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 19, 2011

Views: 1,725
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 355431

This July 1973 view finds RF&P SW1200 #84 working at Acca Yard in Richmond, VA.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 84
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1973


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 24, 2011

Views: 2,644
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Photo ID: 352951

My favorite circus train has always been the James E. Strates Shows train, mainly because it is always so colorful. During the 1970s, it always seemed that they managed to make their trips across... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Taylorsville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 136
Train ID: Circus Train
Photo Date: May 20, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 28, 2011

Views: 5,364
Comments: 5

Favorited: 34

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Photo ID: 352733

Central Virginia is well known for its ice storms. During the early morning hours of January 21, 1978, it rained and it froze on literally everything. By sunrise, the clouds and rain were gone a... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Hunton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 141
Train ID: No. 105
Photo Date: January 21, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 25, 2011

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Views: 12,343
Comments: 5

Favorited: 72

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Photo ID: 352305

RF&P had a small derailment in the yard at Fredericksburg, VA during the early morning hours of March 6, 1978 when Train No. 105 was making a set off. By daylight a wreck train had arrived from R... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: None
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1
Train ID: none
Photo Date: March 06, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 21, 2011

Views: 9,803
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Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 352273

An afternoon piggyback train departs PY and wastes no time accelerating to track speed.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 145
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1989


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Jan 21, 2011

Views: 3,109
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 350202

From all outward appearances, this appears to be just another Chessie System freight train. In actuality, it was a one time experiment. Back in 1984, CSX influence was just being felt on the RF&... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Hunton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BO 4815
Train ID: C&O No. 794
Photo Date: May 05, 1984


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 01, 2011

Views: 2,503
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 350101

A Washington Terminal Co. carman was making some last minute adjustments to the SCL Observation Car on southbound RF&P No. 21, the "Silver Star," on April 22, 1971. Although the car was on the "S... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: None
Location: District of Columbia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: No. 21
Photo Date: April 22, 1971


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Dec 31, 2010

Views: 4,480
Comments: 1

Favorited: 27

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