Railroad 100% Embroidered Patch Collectible - Richmond Washington 4" X 3 1/4"
The development of railroads was one of the most important phenomena of the Industrial Revolution. We celebrate that with our patch collectionWith their formation, construction and operation, they brought profound social, economic and political change to a country only 50 years old. Over the next 50 years, America would come to see magnificent bridges and other structures on which trains would run, awesome depots, ruthless rail magnates and the majesty of rail locomotives crossing the country. The Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad (reporting mark RFP) was a railroad connecting Richmond, Virginia, to Washington, D.C. It is now a portion of the CSX Transportation system. The RF&P was a bridge line, with a slogan of "Linking North & South," on a system that stretched about 113 miles. For the major portion of its existence, the RF&P connected with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Seaboard Air Line Railroad at Richmond. At Alexandria and through trackage rights to Union Station in Washington, D.C., connections were made with the Pennsylvania Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Southern Railway. There was a connection to the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad at Potomac Yard, and an interchange with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway at Doswell.