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Foreword by William E. Griffin, Jr.



Retail price $21.99   128 pages     Softcover    About 220 black-and-white photographs


The Images of Rail Series by Arcadia Publishing     ISBN 0738566489 


Release date: January 25, 2010

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Richmond Railroads 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 & Potomac Railroad

2. Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad / Chessie System

3. Seaboard Air Line Railroad

4. Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

5. Seaboard Coast Line Railroad / Seaboard System

6. Southern Railway / Norfolk Southern

7. CSX Transportation

8. Amtrak



Contributors & Photographers


Wiley M. Bryan, Charles Curley, Jr., Charles Curley III, Walt Gay, Norman Graham, William E. Griffin, Jr.,

David 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.



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