Foreword by William E. Griffin,
price $21.99 128 pages Softcover About 220 black-and-white
of Rail Series by Arcadia Publishing ISBN 0738566489
date: January 25, 2010
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provides a glimpse at the last 60 years of railroading in the Capital
City. The majority of the photographs contained in this book have
never been published before. You'll witness a wide variety of
scenes and events that include staged meets at the Triple Crossing,
Atlantic Coast Line freights under steam power, C&O's 17th Street Coach
Yard and 2nd Street Yard prior to abandonment, and a last look at the RF&P's
1924 engine terminal at Acca Yard prior to demolition. In addition
we'll see several last runs including the N&W's last "Short Run" between
Petersburg and Richmond along with the last Amtrak passenger trains to
stop at Broad Street and Main Street Stations in 1975. Also
included are a number of aerial photographs and other seldom seen views
of Richmond. There will of course be lots of mainline action that
includes Seaboard Air Line SDP35's, Amtrak E8's, modern CSX and Norfolk
Southern locomotives and everything in between! This book will
also examine the many yards and facilities maintained by the railroads
throughout the City of Richmond.
Click here to download a printer friendly PDF flyer that
includes several images from the book.
1. Richmond, Fredericksburg &
2. Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad /
3. Seaboard Air Line Railroad
4. Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
5. Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
/ Seaboard System
6. Southern Railway / Norfolk
7. CSX Transportation
Contributors & Photographers
Wiley M. Bryan, Charles Curley,
Jr., Charles Curley III, Walt Gay, Norman Graham, William E. Griffin, Jr.,
Hawkins, D. Wallace Johnson, J.I. Kelly,
Rob Kitchen, Bill McClure, Doug Riddell, Stanley Short,
Evan Siler, John P. Stith,
Herman Wilkins, and the Old Dominion Chapter NRHS.