“Off on a Tangent”CSX 0171, the Orange Blossom Special (formerly symbolled OBSS), powered by RF&P GP40-2 145 and GP40 126, plus three, is westbound at White Marsh on CSX’s (former B&O) ... (more)
On April 19, 1986, CSX’ former Baltimore & Ohio Philadelphia line was experiencing signal problems. Trains were required to come to a complete stop and confirm block permission with the dispatcher... (more)
The Florida-bound Orange Blossom Special arrives from its Conrail origins at East Side Yard in Philadelphia. After a CSX crew goes on duty, the train will continue south to Richmond and poi... (more)
Three EMD’s in the final Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac paint scheme roll a southbound manifest through Doswell, Virginia.
Unused since 1958, Chesapeake & Ohio’s HN tower in Doswell, Virginia still stands watch over the crossing of the RF&P. Here the southbound Orange Blossom Special charges south on the RF&P a... (more)
It was impossible to get a wire-free photo of the joint C&O/RF&P passenger station at Doswell, Virginia. Here a one-car special passes the station during its southbound journey.
A southbound RF&P TOFC train is making track speed as it approaches the C&O diamond at Doswell, Virginia. The freight house is still extant in this May, 1982 view.
”Adrian, there’s another train under me!”After passing through the tunnel that is located under the east side of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Conrail Train TV-171, the Orange ... (more)
With a departure from Kearney, New Jersey in the wee hours of the morning, Conrail train TV-171, the southbound Orange Blossom Special usually arrived in Philadelphia just after first ligh... (more)
Passing the Amtrak Auto-Train terminal
A southbound RF&P intermodal is slowing to enter the north end of Acca Yard at Richmond, VA. The railroad's latter day motive power followed an unusual but interesting practice: even numbered unit... (more)
Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac GP40 123 leads a train at the railroad's yard in Alexandria, Virginia, on September 12th, 1986.
A Roger Puta Photograph
The B&O Orange Blossom Special A Roger Puta Photograph
The Silver Comet and to the left The Silver Star A Roger Puta Photograph