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Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company, 1837–1983

A Guide to the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company Records, 1837–1983
Call Number Mss3 R4152 b FA2

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company Records, 1837–1983 (Mss3 R4152 b FA2), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.

Provenance
Gift of CSX Corporation, Richmond, Va., through the courtesy of Richard D. Robinson, in 1993.

Descriptive Summary       

Repository: Virginia Historical Society.

Collection number: Mss3 R4152 b FA2

Collection name: Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad Company Records, 1837–1983.

Size: 9,000 (ca.) items.

Language: English

Abstract: Correspondence, financial and legal materials, diagrams and equipment registers, track maps, historical materials, etc., of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, documenting daily affairs of the company's different divisions, including administrative, financial, personnel, and operations. Also includes materials of related organizations and companies, many of whom were owned or operated by the RF&P.

Scope and Content Information       

The Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad was chartered in 1834. Among the provisions of the charter was one granting the company a virtual monopoly to build and operate track between Richmond and the nation's capital. Major stockholders included members of the Robinson family of Richmond and Philadelphia and other wealthy Pennsylvanians, as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Construction along the route began immediately. By February 1836 the first train service was offered, departing Richmond and traveling over 20 miles to the South Anna River. The road was extended to Fredericksburg by 1837, and continued its steady northward progression. At the end of constructed rail, passengers were transferred to stagecoaches and transported to a landing first on Potomac Creek and later on Aquia Creek, where steamboats would provide the connection to Washington. With the completion of the line to Aquia Creek in 1842, the stagecoach connection was discontinued. Early on, the RF&P acquired stock in the Washington & Fredericksburg Steamboat Company, later named the Potomac Steamboat Company, in order to ensure the vital and profitable link to Washington.

The RF&P played an active part in the Civil War, with lines and equipment north of Fredericksburg falling into Union Army hands, and lines south of Fredericksburg serving the Confederacy. At the end of the hostilities, the company was faced with massive debts and extensive losses of track and equipment. However, due largely to the support of its northern investors, repairs were quickly undertaken and the company was soon again operational. The last quarter of the nineteenth century and dawn of the twentieth saw a series of mergers and agreements with other railroad lines, the replacement of aging road with double tracking, the construction of passenger and freight stations at Richmond and Washington, and the discontinuance of the steamboat link as a bridge line was erected over the Potomac. While other small lines were consolidated into systems such as the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line, the RF&P retained its individuality, and its control over 113 miles of track linking Washington and Richmond. With the decrease of passenger demand following World War II and the growth of interstate trucking drawing off freight traffic, the RF&P began to diversify, eventually metamorphasizing into a real estate investment concern. Passenger service came under the control of Amtrack in 1971.

In 1980 the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad merged with the Seaboard Coast Line (the offspring of the merger of the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line railroads) to form CSX. With this merger, CSX acquired control of 80 percent of the RF&P's common stock. In 1991, CSX and the RF&P merged, and the RF&P's railroading days ended after 156 years of service and tradition.

For further information on the history of the RF&P, researchers may want to consult William E. Griffin's One Hundred and Fifty Years of History Along the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad (Richmond, Va., 1984) and Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad: The Capital Cities Route (Lynchburg, Va., 1994), and John B. Mordecai's A Brief History of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad (Norfolk, Va., 1940).

Organization       

Previous materials received from the CSX Company were in roughly chronological order, but these materials, dating chiefly from the last quarter of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries, arrived in no apparent order. Every effort has been made to separate the materials by office of origin, where known, or to group them by function/subject, and to arrange materials within these subdivisions in a logical manner. Researchers are asked to please read the inventory in its entirely and to request materials by folder number.

This collection of papers of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad Company are arranged into fifteen series and further subdivided by material type where necessary.

Section One: Board of Directors, 1869–1958
Section Two: President's Office, 1861–1952
Section Three: Assistant to the President/Vice President's Office, 1919–1929
Section Four: Treasurer's Office, 1881–1966
Section Five: Secretary's Office, 1887–1949
Section Six: General Counsel's Office, 1857–1947
Section Seven: Auditor's Office, 1870–1940s
Section Eight: Traffic Department, 1939–1971
Section Nine: General Manager/General Superintendent's Office, 1866–1973
Section Ten: Board of Presidents, 1867–1901
Section Eleven: Stockholders, 1878–1979
Section Twelve: Equipment/Construction Materials, 1911–1969
Section Thirteen: Historical Information, 1865–1983
Section Fourteen: Affiliated Organizations, 1837–1964
Section Fifteen: Non Affiliated Organizations and Miscellaneous, 1883–1948

Biographical/Historical Information       

Chartered in 1834 to provide rail service between Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C. The Commonwealth of Virginia was a major stockholder from the company's founding. Prospered during the ante-bellum period but suffered serious losses during the Civil War. Northern investment allowed a quick recovery during Reconstruction. Fiercely maintained its independence and control of the vital Richmond-Washington link, despite numerous challengers from and mergers of other railroads in the region. Began to diversify holdings in the second quarter of the twentieth century, divesting itself of its passenger service (to Amtrak, in 1971) and its freight service (to CSX, in 1991) to become a real estate holding and investment company.

Index Terms      

Acca Yard (Richmond, Va.)
Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad.
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.
Byrd Street Station (Richmond, Va.)
Call, Norman, 1880–1959.
Connection Railroad.
Daniel, Peter Vivian, 1818–1889.
Duke, William Dabney, 1873–1951.
Eskew, Garnet Laidlaw, b. 1894.
Freight handling facilities.
Jackson Shrine (Guinea, Va.)
Leake, William Josiah, 1843–1908.
Mordecai, John B. (John Brooke), 1878–1963.
Myers, Edmund Trewbridge Dana, 1830–1905.
Ould, Robert, 1820–1882.
Pennsylvania Railroad Company.
Pennsylvania Railroad.
Potomac, Fredericksburg and Piedmont Railroad.
Potomac Railroad Company.
Potomac Steam Boat Company (Fredericksburg, Va.)
Potomac Yard (Alexandria, Va.)
Prince, Richard E.
Railroad and state.
Railroad law.
Railroads -- Construction.
Railroads -- Employees.
Railroads -- Finance.
Railroads -- South Carolina -- History.
Railroads -- Virginia -- History.
Richmond (Va.) -- Social life and customs.
Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad -- History.
Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad -- Officials and employees.
Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac and Connection Company.
Richmond Terminal Company.
Richmond-Washington Line.
Shipment of goods -- History.
Steamboats -- Virginia -- History.
Transportation -- History.
Virginia. Militia. Richmond Light Infantry Blues.
Virginia-Carolina Railroad.
Washington and Fredericksburg Steamboat Company.
Washington Southern Railway Company.
Washington Terminal (Washington, D.C.)
Washington Terminal Company.
Washington-Southern Railway.
White, William Henry, 1847–1920.
Winston, James Blair, 1830–1907.

Guide

Section 1. The Board of Directors, 1869–1958 (ca. 1,000 items).       

The charter of 1834 established the office of President and a Board of Directors, to be elected annually by the stockholders, to govern the affairs of the RF&P. Throughout the company's history, at least one director has served as a representative of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a major stockholder. The President and Directors met throughout the year to conduct company business, with a subgroup, the Executive Committee, handling business between meetings.

This section includes the correspondence and minutes from various periods during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Box 1

Folder

 

1

Correspondence, 1878–1899

2

Minutes, 1869 December 16

3

Resolutions, 1871

4

Minutes, 1871 April 17

5

Minutes, 1872 May 1

6

Minutes, 1873 September 25

7

Minutes, 1878 May 2

8

Minutes, 1878 May 13

9

Minutes, 1878 July 1

10

Minutes, 1878 July 15

11

Minutes, 1878 September 19

12

Minutes, 1879 April 19

13

Minutes, 1879 May 3

14

Minutes, 1879 May 17

15

Minutes, 1879 November 18

16

Minutes, 1888 January 20

17

Minutes, 1888 February 11

18

Minutes, 1889 January 26

19

Minutes, 1890 February 26

20

Resolutions, 1890 July 1

21

Minutes, 1892 November 16

22

Minutes, 1893 November 14

23

Minutes, 1894 February 14

24

Minutes, 1894 June 15

25

Minutes, 1894 November 2

26

Minutes, 1895 June 22

27

Minutes, 1895 November 8

28

Minutes, 1895 December 23

29

Minutes, 1896 June 18

30

Minutes, 1896 November 18

31

Minutes, 1896 December 21

32

Minutes, 1897 November 4

33

Minutes, 1898 November 21

34

Minutes, 1899 March 2

35

Minutes, 1899 May 22

36

Minutes, 1899 November 20

37

Resolutions, 1905 November

38

Election Information, 1915

39

Director's Report, 1940

40

Letters and Financial Statements, 1956

41

Letters and Financial Statements, 1957

42

Financial Statements, 1956–1957

43

List of Members of Board of Directors; Officers, 1834–1968

 

Section 2. The President's Office, 1861–1952 (ca. 70 items).       

Subject to the control of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, the President had general charge, control, and management of all the business and operations of the Company, and over all its officers, agents, and employees.

This section is composed primarily of letterbooks of RF&P President William H. White (1907–1920). Also included are letterbooks and loose correspondence of presidents Peter V. Daniel, Jr. (1860–1871), Edmund T. D. Myers (1889–1905), and William Josiah Leake (1905–1906).

Box 1, cont.

Folder

 

44a

Letterbook, 1861–1863 (Daniel)

44b

Letterbook, 1870–1871 (Daniel) * See Oversize Volumes

45

Letterbook, 1897–1898 (Myers)

46

Letterbook, 1901 May–October (Myers)

47

Letterbook, 1901 October–1902 June (Myers)

48

Letterbook, 1902 June–December (Myers)

 
Box 2

Folder

 

49

Letterbook, 1903 January–June (Myers)

50

Letterbook, 1904 February–September (Myers)

51

Letterbook, 1905 May–1906 May (Leake)

52

Letterbook, 1906 May–1907 November (Leake, also acting as General Counsel)

53

Letterbook, 1906 October–1907 February (White)

54

Letterbook, 1907 January–May (White)

55

Letterbook, 1907 May–November (White)

56

Letterbook, 1907 November–? (White)

57

Letterbook, 1907 November–1908 June (White)

58

Letterbook, 1908 May–1909 February (White)

 
Box 3

Folder

 

59

Letterbook, 1908 June–1909 February (White)

60

Letterbook, 1909 February–June (White)

61

Letterbook, 1909 February–August (White)

62

Letterbook, 1909 June–December (White)

63

Letterbook, 1909 August–1910 February (White)

64

Letterbook, 1909 December–1910 June (White)

65

Letterbook, 1910 February–November (White)

66

Letterbook, 1910 June–1911 April (White)

67

Letterbook, 1910 November–1911 May (White)

 
Box 4

Folder

 

68

Letterbook, 1911 April–1912 January (White)

69

Letterbook, 1911 May–1912 June (White)

70

Letterbook, 1912 January–November (White)

71

Letterbook, 1912 June–1913 February (White)

72

Letterbook, 1912 November–1913 January (White)

73

Letterbook, 1913 February–September (White)

74

Letterbook, 1913 May–December (White)

75

Letterbook, 1913 October–1914 May (White)

76

Letterbook, 1913 November–1914 July (White)

 
Box 5

Folder

 

77

Letterbook, 1914 May–1915 February (White)

78

Letterbook, 1914 July–1915 March (White)

79

Letterbook, 1915 February–1916 January (White)

80

Letterbook, 1916 January–November (White)

81

Letterbook, 1916 March–September (White)

82

Letterbook, 1917 January–May (White)

83

Loose Correspondence, 1860s (Daniel)

84

Loose Correspondence, 1868–1906

85

Loose Correspondence, 1910–1962

 

Section 3. The Assistant to the President/Vice President's Office, 1910–1929 (ca. 15 items).       

William D. Duke served as the first Assistant to the President from 1906 until 1917, when he was replaced by Norman Call. In 1920 the position was renamed Vice President, and Call served under this title until he became president in 1932. At that time the position of Vice President ceased to exist. The position of Assistant to the President was re-established in 1950.

William Duke's correspondence, written on the combined letterhead of the RF&P and the Washington Southern Railway, consists of notices to agents of changes in rates and in the shipping and transport of special materials. Norman Call's loose correspondence, 1920, chiefly concerns the possibility of the RF&P's purchase of the Potomac, Fredericksburg, and Piedmont Railroad, a narrow-gage road running from Fredericksburg to Orange, Va.

Box 5, cont.

Folder

 

86a

Letterbook, 1910–1917 (Duke) * See Oversize Volumes

86b

Correspondence, 1919–1929 (Call)

 

Section 4. The Treasurer's Office, 1881–1966 (ca. 750 items).      

The Treasurer, with the assistance of the Accounting Department, oversaw all of the company's financial transactions, from billing to the payment of stock dividends. James B. Winston was Treasurer from 1862 until 1904, with only the later half of his tenure reflected here. William D. Duke replaced him in 1904, serving until 1910.

In this listing, the Treasurer's Office records also incorporate the records of the offices of Assistant Treasurer, Accounting, and the Paymaster, and include a variety of annual financial reports. Of particular interest is the Confederate debt statement by RF&P President Peter V. Daniel.

Box 6

Folder

 

87

Treasurer's letterbook, 1881–1883 (J.B. Winston)

88

Treasurer's letterbook, 1889–1893 (J.B. Winston)

89

Treasurer's letterbook, 1895–1896 (J.B. Winston)

90

Treasurer's letterbook, 1895–1896 (J.B. Winston)

91

Treasurer's letterbook, 1899–1901 (J.B. Winston) * See Oversize Volumes

92

Treasurer's letterbook, 1903 (William Duke) * See Oversize Volumes

93

Treasurer's letterbook, 1904 (William Duke) * See Oversize Volumes

94

Treasurer's loose correspondence, 1870–1905

95

Treasurer's loose correspondence, 1906–1941

96

Assistant Treasurer's correspondence, 1920–1935 (Douglas Call)

97

Paymaster's letterbook, 1902–1906

98

Paymaster's loose correspondence, 1919

99

Annual reports, 1916–1921

100

Annual reports, 1918–1937

101

Annual reports, 1925

102

Annual reports, 1938–1947

 

Box 7

Folder

 

103

Annual reports, 1948–1954

104

Annual reports, 1955–1966

105

Annual reports to the State Corporation Commission, 1895–1899

106

Annual reports to the State Corporation Commission, 1900–1912

107

Annual report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1889

108

Annual reports to State Public Works, 1841, 1843, 1845–1848, 1909

109

Annual report on Passenger Revenues, 1930

110

Annual report on Passenger Revenues, 1947

111

Annual report on Passenger Revenues, 1948

112

Annual report on Passenger Revenues, 1949

113

Annual report on Passenger Revenues, 1950

114

Annual report on Passenger Revenues, 1951

 
Box 8

Folder

 

115

Annual report on Passenger Revenues, 1952

116

Annual report on Passenger Revenues, 1953

117

Annual report on Passenger Revenues, 1954

118

Annual report on Passenger Revenues, 1955

119

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1920 March–1921 December (2 copies)

120

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1922 January–1923 December

121

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1924–1925 (2 copies)

122

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1926–1927 (2 copies)

 
Box 9

Folder

 

123

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1928–1929 (2 copies)

124

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1930–1931

125

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1932–1933

126

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1934–1935

127

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1936–1937

128

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1937–1938

129

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1940–1941

130

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1942–1943

131

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1944–1945

132

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1946–1947

133

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1948–1949

134

Annual statements of Revenues, Expenses, Net Income, and Statistics of Operation, 1950–1951

 
Box 10

Folder

 

135

Accounts, 1839–1879

136

Account books, Daily, 1876–1890

137

Account books, Daily, 1905 January–1906 March

138

Account books, Daily, 1908–1909

139

Account books, Daily, 1909

140

Account books, Daily, 1909–1910

141

Account books, Daily, 1910

142

Account books, Monthly, 1876–1890 * See Oversize Volumes

143

Account books, Monthly, 1890–1909 * See Oversize Volumes

144

Account books, Monthly, 1903–1905

145

Account books, Monthly, 1905

146

Bonds, General information, 1901

147

Bonds, Guarantee, 1909

148

Cash blotter, 1898 * See Oversize Volumes

149

Cash blotter, 1901

150

Cash blotter, 1904

151

Cash blotter, 1906–1908

152

Check register * See Oversize Volumes

 
Box 11

Folder

 

153

Check register, 1941 July–1964 July (No. 3)

154

Check register, 1953 January–1962 February

155

Checks, Returned, 1929

156

Debt/Loan notes

157

Dividends paid, Statements of, 1836–1931

158

Dividend notice, 1864

159

Dividend scripts, 1896–1915 * See Oversize Volumes

160

Dividend scripts, 1907

161

Dividend scripts, 1916

162

Freight/Bill charges, 1856–1890

163

Freight Bill, 1861

164

Freight Bill, 1890's (Form 369)

165

Freight Bill, 1890's (Form 369)

166

Freight/Bill charges, 1895–1905

167

Freight bills (from Various Railroads), 1899

168

Freight/Bill Charges, 1960–1961 * See Oversize Volumes

169

Freight receipts, 1865

170

Freight receipts, 1869

171

Freight/Ticket balances, 1890's–early 1900's

172

Internal Revenue Service Notice for Money Owed, 1878

173

Income Tax Assessment, 1902

174

Income Tax Assessment, 1914

175

Injured stock, Appraisement and Voucher for Stock, 1899

 
Box 12

Folder

 

176

Order books, 1903 April–1904 June

177

Order books, 1908 April–1908 June

178

Payroll, 1882 July–1883 November

179

Payroll, 1883 November–1884 March

180

Payroll, 1884 * See Oversize Volumes

181

Payroll, 1902–1906

182

Payroll receipts

183

Payroll - Employee debit book, 1912 * See Oversize Volumes

184

Payroll - Unclaimed wages (Federal Control), 1918

185

Real and Personal Property, Estimated value, 1880–1892

186

Tariff, Local freight, 1877

187

Tariff information, 1905

188

Tariff information and correspondence, 1933

189

Through line inventories, 1875–1876

190

Through line overall report, 1890's

191

Unlocated debts, 1834–1865

192

Voluntary relief fund (Pension)

193

Vouchers nos. 1–57

194

Vouchers nos. 58–91

195

Vouchers nos. 92–161

196

Vouchers nos. 162–192

197

Vouchers (Other Than Cash), 1880 (Folder 1 of 2)

198

Vouchers (Other Than Cash), 1880 (Folder 2 of 2)

199

Vouchers, 1886–1887

200

Way bill Receipt, 1899

 

Miscellaneous:

Box 13

Folder

 

201

Bank of Virginia Bankbook

202

Commodity Rates, 1892 * See Oversize Volumes

203

Confederate debt statement by P. V. Daniels

204

Liberty loans, Information on, 1918

205

Requisition for the Transport of Public Property, 1865

206

1941 Mortgage

 

Section 5. The Secretary's Office, 1887–1949 (ca. 25 items).       []

The Secretary's duties included sending notices of all meetings of the stockholders, the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and any special committees of the Board; attending and recording the actions of such meetings; and any other duties as assigned by the President.

The records in the section include accounts and correspondence concerning J. B. Winston's superintendency of the Potomac Steamboat Company, 1881–1887; and Norman Call's correspondence with Directors and others, as well as personal correspondence reflecting his membership in several civic organizations.

Box 13, cont.

Folder

 

207

Letterbook, 1881–1887 (J.B. Winston)

208

Letterbook, 1914–1916 (Norman Call)

209

Letterbook, 1916–1917 (Norman Call)

210

Loose correspondence, 1923–1941

211

Assistant Secretary's correspondence, 1939–1949 (Harold S. Wood, Lawrence T. Oliver)

212

Organizational changes, n.d. (Wood)

 

Section 6. The General Counsel's Office, 1857–1947 (ca. 500 items).      

The General Counsel served to advise the RF&P and to represent the road in legal matters, as well as to oversee adherence to government regulations. These records reflect the company's involvement in contracts, mergers, land transactions, etc.

Box 14

Folder

 

213

Correspondence, 1869–1873

214

Acts of Assembly, 1866–1867

215

Arbitration proceedings, 1935

216

By-Laws, 1926, 1947

217

Call, Douglas, Concealed weapons permit, 1905

218

Charter and amendments, 1924

 

Contracts and Agreements:

219

1857 Stevens Railroad Brake Agreement

220

1901 Agreement (Richmond-Washington Line Contract)

221

1903 Lease Information concerning Washington Southern Railway

222

1903 Appointment of Proxy for representatives of the Richmond-Washington Company to serve as proxy for the New York Trust Company, stockholders in the RF&P

223

1904 Report to State Corporation Commission

224

1904 Contract Between Atlantic Coast Line and RF&P for Byrd Street Station

225

1918 Contract for Casualty Insurance

226

1919 Acca Terminal Agreement

227

1920 Merger of RF&P and Washington Southern Railway

228

1920 Equipment Trust Agreement

229

1924 Agreement with Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad Company et al for the use of Washington Terminal

230

1927 Agreement with Pennsylvania Railroad Company et al for the use of Potomac Yard

231

1927 RF&P Contract (Potomac Yard)

232

1940, 1948 Agreement re: Passenger Terminals at Richmond

233

1956 Southeastern Railroad Coach Pool Agreement

 

Deeds and leases:

234

1865–1866 Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad land acquisition

235a

1867 RF&P and Connection Co. Deed

 

Estate papers:

235b

Rives, William L.

236

Robinson, Moncure

237–238

Womble, John

239

ICC Rulings, Folder 1

240

ICC Rulings, Folder 2

241

ICC Rulings, Folder 3

242

ICC Rulings, Folder 4

243

Legal Rulings, Misc., Folder 1

244

Legal Rulings, Misc., Folder 2

245

McGarel, Charles, Power of Attorney, 1875

246

Mayo, Robert et al, Petition concerning steamboat line from Richmond to Norfolk

247

Races, Separation of, on Trains, 1900

248

Railway Labor Act, 1954

249

Ration applications for Tires, Gas, etc., [1945]

250

Reveley, D. R., Virginia State Treasurer, Depositions concerning, 1886

251

Rules and Regulations Books, 1891, 1942

252

Washington Terminal, Committee to codify agreements between The RF&P and various other roads over the use of, Report of, 1940

 

Section 7. The Auditor's Office, 1870–1940s (ca. 25 items).      

Because the Commonwealth of Virginia was a major holder of RF&P stock, the Auditor's office was required to submit annual reports and other records to state officials.

Box 15

Folder

 

253

Correspondence, etc., 1870s–1940s

254

Report to the Auditor of Public Accounts, 1877–1899

255

Records, June 1899

256

1900 Auditor's Journal

257

1900 Public Accounts Audit

 

Section 8. The Traffic Department, 1939–1971 (ca. 100 items).       

The Traffic Manager supervised the work of the Traffic Department. The Department was responsible for: the development of all traffic; the establishment and authorization of all rates of transportation; the promotion of and development of new industries along the line of the road; instructions to Station, General, Passenger and Commercial Freight agents, Conductors and Baggage Masters; and the printing and distribution of tickets and advertising materials relating to passenger traffic.

The materials in this section reflect the Department's efforts to insure the smooth transport of passengers along a safe and efficient route, including the establishment and maintenance of time tables, the oversight of switching and other signals, the avoidance of delays, and all other general traffic-related issues.

Box 15, cont.

Folder

 

258

Correspondence, 1888–1900

259

Correspondence, 1900–1901

260

Correspondence, 1901–1903

261

Correspondence, 1903–1910

262

Correspondence, 1915–1924

263

Correspondence, 1924–1951

264

Boarding Passes, 1839, 1840, and n.d.

265

Bound Switching Book, 1940s * See Oversize Volumes

266

Delay Book, 1904 * See Oversize Materials

267

Passes, 1894–1938

268

Passes, 1951–1965

269

Ticket Records, 1963–1971

270

Timetable scrapbook, 1915–1930

271

Timetable scrapbook, 1915–1943

272

Timetable scrapbook, 1917–1943

273

Timetables, 1871, 1879*, 1881, 1903*, 1914, 1954, 1964, and 1966 *See Oversize Materials

 

Section 9. The General Manager/General Superintendent's Office, 1866–1973 (ca. 100 items).       

This department oversaw maintenance, personnel, and general issues regarding the railroad. It includes not only the General Manager and the General Superintendent, but also the Chief Special Agent, regular agents, and special representatives of the railroad. E.T.D. Myers, a future president of the company, served as general Superintendent in the late 1800's. Employee record books begin in 1888 and continue into the 1940s.

Box 16

Folder

 

274

General Manager's Correspondence, 1905–1923

275

General Superintendent's Correspondence, 1876–1940

276

Special Representative's Correspondence, 1973

277

Chief Special Agent's Correspondence, 1940

278

Agent's Correspondence, 1899–1907

279

Accident Reports, 1907 June–1909 March

280

Accident Reports, 1909 April 1909–1911 April

281

Conductor's Information, 1866, 1918, 1927

282

Death Notices of Employees, 1936, 1951

283

Employee Records, 1900–1902

284

Employee Records, 1902–1906

285

Employee Records, 1906–1907

 

Box 17

Folder

 

286

Employee Records, 1907–1910

287

Employee Records, 1910–1914

288

Employee Records, 1914–1918

289

Employee Records, 1918–1923

290

Employee Records, 1923–1936

 

Box 18

Folder

 

291

Employee Records, 1936– 1945

292

Employee Records, 1945–1955

293

Employee Records, 1941–1942 (New Series)

294

Employee Records, 1942–1943

295

Employee Records, 1943–1944

 
Box 19

Folder

 

296

Employee Records, 1944–1955

297

Employee Service Records, 1900–1927

298

Examinations, Sight

299

Employees, List of, 1885

300

Employees Bonded By Guarantee, List of, 1905

301

Meteorological Data, 1898–1899

302

Meteorological Data, 1899 March–1905 December

303

Meteorological Data, 1900

304

Railroad Data, 1924 * See Oversize Volumes

305

Special Orders, 1873, 1893, 1896, 1898, 1920

306

Transportation Department, Rules for the Government of, 1904

307

U.S. Orders for Transportation, 1866

 

Section 10. The Board of Presidents, 1867–1901(ca. 11 items).       

This was an informal organization that included representatives of railroads between Weldon, N.C., and Washington, D.C., originally the Petersburg Railroad Company, the RF&P, and the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Company, and later expanded to include other roads. The purpose of the board was to coordinate through traffic along the north-south corridor.

Box 20

Folder

 

308

Meeting Minutes, 1867 August–1878 November

309

Meeting Minutes, 1869 April 20

310

Meeting Minutes, 1870 May 31

311

Meeting Minutes, 1871 January 16

312

Meeting Minutes, 1871 December 12

313

Meeting Minutes, 1872 November 21

314

Meeting Minutes, 1874 July 24

315

Meeting Minutes, 1875 October 1

316

Meeting Minutes, 1875 December 23

317

Report to Presidents and Directors, 1878 April 3

318

Meeting Minutes, 1901

 

Section 11. Stockholders, 1878–1979 (ca. 200 items).       

Of particular interest is Robert Ould's address to the Stockholders, 1881, announcing his resignation because of continued conflict with the Pennsylvania Railroad concerning the provision of an all-rail link to Washington, D.C. The Philadelphia stockholders favored the continuance of the traditional rail-and-steamboat route. The threat of the loss of the lucrative U.S. Mail contract, as well as the clear preference of passengers for the all-rail route, forced the RF&P to abandon once and for all its relationship with the Potomac Steamboat Company.

Box 20, cont.

Folder

 

319

Report of Moncure Robinson and Thomas Biddle to Stockholders, 1878

320

Meeting Minutes, 1878

321

Robert Ould's Address to Stockholders, 1881

322

Meeting Minutes, 1890–1897

323

List of Stockholders in the RF&P, 1900 January

324

Meeting Minutes, 1902

325

Resolutions, 1916

326

Stock Certificates and Bonds, Canceled, 1836–1901 (1 of 2 folders)

327a

Stock Certificates and Bonds, Canceled, 1836–1901 (2 of 2 folders)

327b

Notice and Proxy Statement, Annual Meeting of Stockholders, 1979

 

Section 12. Equipment/Construction, 1911–1969 (ca. 4,000 items)       

This section of the collection reflects the constant improvements planned by the RF&P during its heyday in the early 1900's. Improvements were aimed at modernization through the introduction of new freight and passenger stations, new tracking, and new equipment. After World War II, due to the decrease in the demand for passenger service, freight service began to take priority.

Of particular interest in this section are the records relating to the construction and maintenance of Acca Yard in Richmond, Va., and to Potomac Yard, near Washington, D.C. The later served as the main connection between railroads north and south, providing freight storage, transfer, and equipment maintenance facilities for several major railroads. Also of interest are materials concerning the construction and outfitting of the RF&P company cars, known as "Business Cars," intended for the transportation of company officials and other dignitaries.

Box 20, cont.

Folder

 

328

Acca Wye, Richmond, Va., Interlocking Towers at, 1911–1919

329

Acca Wye, Richmond, Va., Specifications of Interlocking Towers at, 1918

330

Acca Yard, Richmond, Va., Construction Reports, 1923 March 31

331

Acca Yard, Richmond, Va., Construction Reports, 1923 May 31

332

Acca Yard, Richmond, Va., Construction Reports, 1923 September 30

333

Acca Yard, Richmond, Va., Construction Reports, 1924 January 21

334

Alexandria Station, Alexandria, Va.

335a

Aquia Creek (Va.) Grade Maps

335b

Boulton Shops, Richmond, Va., 1913

336

Broad Street Station, Richmond, Va., Specifications for, 1918

337

Broad Street Station, Richmond, Va., 1918–1972 * See Oversize Materials

338

Fredericksburg (Va.) Station, Improvements to, 1924

339

Potomac Yard, AF Interlocking Tower, Seminary Junction, 1920–1922

340

Potomac Yard, Consolidation of AF and RO Towers, 1960–196

341

Quantico (Va.) Station, 1910–1955

341

Union Station, Washington, D.C. * See Oversize Materials

343

Valentine's Abattoir, Richmond, Va., Survey of Trial Line, 1896 * See Oversize Materials

344

Woodford (Va.) Station, 1910–1936

 
Box 21

Folder

 

345

Business Car One/One-Hundred, n.d.

346

Business Car One/One-Hundred, 1910

347

Business Car One/One-Hundred, 1911 January–August

348

Business Car One/One-Hundred, 1911 September–October

350

Business Car One/One-Hundred, 1912–1969

351

Equipment Register, 1916

352

Equipment Register, 1929

353

Equipment Register, 1937

354

Equipment Register, 1945

355

Equipment Register, 1950

356

Equipment Registers, Obsolete

357

Inventories of Rolling Equipment, 1938–1968

358

Locomotive Diagrams * See Oversize Volumes

359

Locomotive (Steam) Specifications, 1877–1904

360

Overhead Warning Signals, "Tell Tales"

361a

Surveyor's notebook, 1905–1908 (Augustus Mordecai)

361b

Tract maps, RF&P and C&O and Washington Southern * See Oversize Materials

361c

Train Movement Density Chart, 1943 * See Oversize Materials

 

Section 13. Historical Information, 1865–1983 (ca. 1,000 items)      

This section consists of various historical materials relating to the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. Included are works written about the railroad, including an unpublished manuscript by Garnet L. Eskew and works by John B. Mordecai and Richard Prince; the reminiscences of former railroad employees; correspondence on the restoration and dedication of the Stonewall Jackson Shrine at Guinea, Va.; photographs of historic houses in Virginia and of the buildings of Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg; miscellaneous publications, chiefly 1920s, of railroad organizations; scrapbook and clippings; and miscellany.

Box 22

Folder

 

362

Correspondence on Abingdon, Va.

363

Correspondence with Eskew, Garnet L.

364

Correspondence on the Jackson Shrine, 1926–1928

365

Correspondence on the Jackson Shrine, 1929–1930

366

Correspondence on the Jackson Shrine, 1931–1961

367

Correspondence on the Meade Memorial, Fredericksburg, Va.

368

Correspondence on Mordecai, John B., "A Brief History" and "RF&P in the Second World War"

369

Correspondence on Prince, Richard, "The Richmond-Washington Line and Related Railroads"

370

Correspondence on Farrington, S. Kip, "Railroading from the Head End"

371

Correspondence on various historical endeavors

372

Histories: Eskew, Garnet L., untitled history of the RF&P, Chapters 1–4

373

Histories: Eskew, Garnet L., untitled history of the RF&P, Chapters 5–7

374

Histories: Eskew, Garnet L., untitled history of the RF&P, Chapters 8–9

375

Histories: Eskew, Garnet L., untitled history of the RF&P, Chapters 10–12

376

Histories: Eskew, Garnet L., untitled history of the RF&P, Chapters 13–14

377

Histories: Eskew, Garnet L., untitled history of the RF&P, Chapters 15–17

378

Histories: Eskew, Garnet L., untitled history of the RF&P, Chapters 18–19

379

Histories: Eskew, Garnet L., untitled history of the RF&P, Chapters 20–21

380

Histories: Eskew, Garnet L., untitled history of the RF&P, Chapters 22–24

381

Histories: Eskew, Garnet L., untitled history of the RF&P, Chapters 25–26

382

Histories: The legal history of the RF&P

383

Histories: Mordecai, John B., A Brief History of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad (1941)

384

Histories: Mordecai, John B., Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad in the Second World War (1948)

385

Histories: RF&P Company History

386

Histories: Turner, John Mills, Rhythm of the Railroad

387

Photographs: Historic Houses

388

Photographs: Jamestown, Petersburg, and unknown locations

389

Photographs: Mary Washington College

390

Photographs: Railroad scenes

391

Photographs: Richmond, Va.

 
Box 23

Folder

 

392

Press releases, 1966–1969

393

Press releases, 1970–1973

394

Press releases, 1974–1976

395

Press releases, 1977–1979

396

Press releases, 1980–1983

397a

Publications: Association of Railroad Executives, 1920–1931

397b

Publications: Caroline County (Va.) Agent, 1925, 1926

398

Publications: Committee on Public Relations of the Eastern Railroads, 1925–1940

399

Publications: Lee (Ivy L.) Associates, New York, N.Y., 1920–1925

400

Publications: Life & Health Magazine, 1943

401

Publications: National Association of Owners of Railroad Securities, 1921

402

Publications: National Bank of Commerce in New York, 1921

403

Publications: National Railway Historical Society. Old Dominion Chapter, 1982

404

Publications: New York Tribune, 1920

405

Publications: Pennsylvania Railroad, 1920–1940

406

Publications: Pioneer of America Society, 1973

407

Publications: Railway Age, 1920–1921

408

Publications: Railway Business Association, 1920

409

Publications: Railway Review, 1924

410

Publications: Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, 1924–1947

411

Publications: United States. Dept. Of Labor. Employment Service, 1921–1938

412a

Publications: Virginia. Commonwealth, 1908–1928

412b

Publications: Western Union Telegraph Company, 1865

413

Publications: Miscellaneous, 1918–1967

414

Miscellaneous materials: 100th Anniversary Program

415

Miscellaneous materials: Civil War materials

416

Miscellaneous materials: Newspaper clippings

417

Miscellaneous materials: Reminiscences of RF&P employees

418

Miscellaneous materials: Scrapbook, 1876–1896

419

Miscellaneous materials on historical topics related to the RF&P

420

Miscellaneous materials on historical topics, non-RF&P

 

Section 14. Affiliated Companies, 1857–1964 (ca. 1,000 items).       

These companies were all at some time related to the RF&P.

The Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad and Richmond & Petersburg Railroad Connection Company (afterwards called Connection Railroad) was chartered in March 1866. Only one and one-fourth miles long, the line linked the two railroads in the city of Richmond, operating from 1867 until 1919.

The Crown Hill Coal Company, which operated a mine in the Kanawha coal district, was purchased in 1917 to safeguard an adequate supply of fuel for both the RF&P and the Washington Southern Railway. When it was found that coal could be economically obtained elsewhere, operation of the mine was discontinued. The property was sold in 1926.

The Potomac Railroad Company was incorporated in 1867 to build a connection from the RF&P near Fredericksburg to the City of Alexandria. The RF&P advanced the company $111,000 for the construction of the line.

The RF&P acquired stock in the Washington and Fredericksburg Steamboat Company (after 1855 known as the Potomac Steamboat Company) in 1845 and later acquired controlling interest in the line. The RF&P used steamboats to provide the final link with Washington until 1877, when it became apparent that the public preferred the quicker and more convenient all-rail service.

The RF&P Transportation Company was chartered in 1929 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the railroad to provide bus service over the Richmond-Washington Highway between Washington and points south of Alexandria to Richmond.

The Suburban Motor Coach Company was incorporated in 1928 to operate passenger buses between Richmond and Ashland, thus permitting the withdrawal of local steam trains. While this operation was not self-supporting the saving between its cost and the cost of the steam trains was considerable.

Richmond Terminal Railway Company was chartered in 1916 to construct and manage the passenger terminal at Broad Street. The station opened in 1919 and served as the city's main passenger depot until 1975. It now houses the Science Museum of Virginia.

The Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, while not officially connected to the RF&P, was made up of employees and was sponsored by employees and officers of the company. The Association formed a baseball team in 1919 and a basketball team in 1920 that played other college, company, and community teams throughout Virginia.

The Washington Terminal Company was established to oversee the construction and administration of Union Station. Stock was held by of all of the railroads using the station; day-to-day administration fell to the management of the RF&P.

The Washington Southern Railway, was, in connection with the RF&P, known as the "Richmond-Washington Line." Though two independent companies, after 1901 the operations of the Washington Southern were turned over to the officers of the RF&P, with each officer serving in a dual role.

Box 24

Folder

 

421a

Alexandria & Fredericksburg Railroad, List of deeds in Fairfax co., Va.

421b

Connection Railroad Reports of Gross and Net Receipts, 1880–1892

421c

Connection Railroad Track map, 1916 *

421d

Crown Hill Coal Company, Correspondence, 1917–March 1918

421e

Crown Hill Coal Company, Correspondence, April 1918–December 1918

422a

Potomac Railroad Company leases, 1880–1892

422b

Potomac Steamboat Company Cash Book, 1840s [1837–1839]

423

Potomac Steamboat Company Cash Book, 1840s [1840 Jan–Jun]

424

Potomac Steamboat Company Cash Book, 1840s [1840 Jul–Dec]

425

Potomac Steamboat Company Cash Book, 1840s [1841]

426

Potomac Steamboat Company Letterbook (J. B. Winston), 1881–1882

427

Potomac Steamboat Company Letterbook (J. B. Winston), 1889–1890

428

Potomac Steamboat Company Miscellaneous Legal Documents, 1878

429

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Transportation Company Checks

430

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Transportation Company Cash Book, 1916–1921 * See Oversize Volumes

431

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1927

432

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1929

433

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1930

434

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1932

435

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1933

436

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1934

437

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1935

438

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1936

439

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1937

440

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1938

441

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1939

442

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1940

443

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1941

444

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1942

445

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1943

446

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1944

447

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1945

448

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1947

449

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1948

450

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1949

451

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1950

452

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1951

453

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1952

454

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1953

455

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1954

 
Box 25

Folder

 

456

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1955

457

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1956

458

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1957

459

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1958

460

Richmond Terminal Railway Annual Report, 1959

461

Richmond Terminal Railway Cash Book, 1919–1921 * See Oversize Volumes

462

Richmond Terminal Railway Charter and By-Laws, 1916

463

Richmond Terminal Railway Check register, 1955–1964

464

Richmond Terminal Railway Contract with W. G. Cornell Company, 1917

465

Richmond Terminal Railway Mortgage, 1922

466

Richmond Terminal Railway Mortgage, 1940

467

Richmond Terminal Railway, Passenger Terminal agreement, 1922

468

Richmond Terminal Railway, Passenger Terminal agreement, 1940

469a

Richmond Terminal Railway, Passenger Terminal agreement, 1958

469b

Richmond Terminal Railway, Track map, 1944 * See Oversize Materials

470

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Constitution

471

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Correspondence, 1919

472

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Correspondence, 1920–1921

473

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Membership applications (1 of 2)

474

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Membership applications (2 of 2)

475

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Membership lists, 1919–1920

476

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Newspaper clippings, 1919–1920

477

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Player contracts (blank)

478

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Receipts, 1919–1920

479

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Rules and regulations

480

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Semi-annual meeting materials

481a

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Standings and schedules

481b

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, Treasurer's Account book, 1929–1941 * See Oversize Volumes

482

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association (Basketball), Correspondence, 1920

483

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association (Basketball), Correspondence, 1921

484

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association (Basketball), Financial materials

485

Richmond Terminal Athletic Association (Basketball), Miscellaneous

486

Richmond-Washington Line Logo

487

Suburban Motor Coach Company Stock Certificates, 1928–1929

488

Washington Southern Railway Company, Accounts of land purchases, ca. 1904

489

Washington Southern Railway Company, Agreement, 1901, with Southern Railway

490

Washington Southern Railway Company, Annual Report, 1917

491

Washington Southern Railway Company, Check book, 1913–1917

492

Washington Southern Railway Company, Deed, 1904

493

Washington Southern Railway Company, Earnings/Expenditures, 1901–1909 * See Oversize Materials

494

Washington Southern Railway Company, Mergers, 1920 (Equipment Trust)

495a

Washington Southern Railway Company, Mergers, 1920 (RF&P)

495b

Washington Southern Railway Company, Minutes, 1915, re: traffic allowances at Potomac Yard

496

Washington Southern Railway Company, Mortgages, 1903 and 1905

497

Washington Terminal Company, Correspondence, 1907–1913

498

Washington Terminal Company, Ticket Office. Correspondence, 1910

499

Washington Terminal Company, Track and yard maps, 1905, 1919, 1933 * See Oversize Materials

 

Section 15. Miscellaneous Non-Affiliated Organizations, 1883–1948 (ca. 1,000 items).
     

Materials relating to these companies and organizations were included in the gift from CSX, but are not directly related to the operations of the RF&P. Of particular interest are the records of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues.

Box 26

Folder

 

500

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Court case, 1907

501

Delaware and Hudson Railroad Map, 1949

502

Ginter Park Residents Association Assessments, 1912 * See Oversize Volumes

503

Life of Virginia Annual Statement, 1887

504

Palmetto Railroad, Minutes of meeting of incorporation, 1884

505

Palmetto Railroad, Subscription list, 1884

506

Portsmouth and Roanoke Railroad, Testimony before the U.S. Congress, 1945

507

Reading Railroad Map, 1948

508

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Adjutant's Office correspondence, 1926–1933

509

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Applications, 1917–1930

510

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Balance sheets, 1926–1929

511

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Commander's Office correspondence, 1928–1930

512

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Constitution and by-laws, 1925–1927

513

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, May 10 Celebration, 1929

514

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Membership records

515

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Membership rosters

516

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Orders, 1926–1928

517

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Orders, 1929

518

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Orders, 1930–1932

519

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Paymaster's Office correspondence, 1930–1931

520

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Proxy notices, 1926

521

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Secretary's Office notice, 1927–1933

522

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Treasurer's Office, 1926–1930

523

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Woman's Auxiliary, 1932

524

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Yorktown Celebration, 1931

525

Richmond Light Infantry Blues, Miscellaneous, 1927–1932

526

Seaboard Air Line Railroad, Richmond facilities map, 1933 * See Oversize Materials

527

Southern Railway, Miscellaneous, 1895–1896

528

Southern Railway, Richmond facilities map, 1935 * See Oversize Materials

529

Virginia-Carolina Railroad, Notes and correspondence, 1883–1884

530

Virginia-Carolina Railroad, Transfer Book, 1886

531

Westhampton Park Railroad Company, Henrico co. right-of-way, 1903 * See Oversize Materials

532

Woodmen of the World "Camp L Convention," 1900

 

INDEX TO SECTIONS       

Abingdon, Va., 13
Acca Terminal, Richmond, Va., 6
Acca Wye, Richmond, Va., 12
Acca Yard, Richmond, Va., 12
Accident reports, 9
Account books, 4
Accounting Department, 4
Alexandria & Fredericksburg Railroad, 6, 14
Alexandria Station, Alexandria, Va., 12
Annual reports, 4
Aquia Creek, Va., 12
Assistant to the President, 3
Assistant Treasurer, 4
Association of Railroad Executives, 13
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, 6, 15
Auditor, 7
Biddle, Thomas, 11
Boulton Shops, Richmond, Va.
Broad Street Station, Richmond, Va., 12
Business cars, 12
Byrd Street Station, Richmond, Va., 6
Call, Douglas, 6
Call, Norman, 3, 5
Caroline County, Va., Agent, 13
Charter, 6
Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, 12
Civil War, 13
Committee on Public Relations of the Eastern Railroads, 13
Confederate debt, 4
Connection Railroad, 6, 14
Construction, 12
Crown Hill Coal Company, 14
Daniel, Peter V., Jr., 2, 4
Delaware and Hudson Railroad, 15
Desegregation of trains, 6
Directors, Board of, 1
Duke, William D., 3, 4
Employee records, 9
Equipment, 12
Eskew, Garnet L., 13
Fredericksburg Station, Fredericksburg, Va., 12
General Counsel, 2, 6
General Manager, 9
General Superintendent, 9
Ginter Park Residents Association, 15
Guinea, Va., 13
Interlocking towers, 12
Interstate Commerce Commission, 6
Leake, William Josiah, 2
Lee (Ivy L.) Associates, New York, N.Y., 13
Life & Health Magazine, 13
Life of Virginia, 15
Locomotive diagrams, 12
Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Va., 13
Mayo, Robert, 6
McGarel, Charles, 6
Meade Memorial, Fredericksburg, Va., 13
Meteorological data, 9
Mordecai, Augustus, 12
Mordecai, John B., 13
Myers, Edmund T. D., 2, 9
National Association of Owners of Railroad Securities, 13
National Bank of Commerce in New York, 13
National Railway Historical Society, Old Dominion Chapter, 13
New York Tribune, 13
Ould, Robert, 11
Palmetto Railroad, 15
Paymaster, 4
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 6, 11, 13
Petersburg Railroad Company, 10
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company, 6
Pioneer of American Society, 13
Portsmouth and Roanoke Railroad, 15
Potomac, Fredericksburg and Piedmont Railroad, 3
Potomac Railroad Company, 14
Potomac Steamboat Company, 5, 11, 14
Potomac Yard, Washington, D.C., 6, 12
President, 1, 2
Presidents, Board of, 10
Prince, Richard, 13
Quantico Station, Quantico, Va., 12
Railroad passes, 8
Railway Age, 13
Railway Business Association, 13
Railway Review, 13
Reading Railroad, 15
Reveley, D. R., 6
Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Company, 10
Richmond Light Infantry Blues, 15
Richmond Terminal Athletic Association, 14
Richmond Terminal Railway, 14
Richmond-Washington Line, 6, 13, 14
Rives, William L., 6
Robinson, Moncure, 6. 11
Scrapbooks, 13
Seaboard Air Line Railroad, 15
Secretary, 5
Southern Railway, 15
State Corporation Commission, 6
Steamboats, 6, 14
Stevens Railroad Brake, 6
Stockholders, 11
Stonewall Jackson Shrine, Guinea, Va., 13
Suburban Motor Coach Company, 14
Surveyor's notebook, 12
Through lines, 10
Timetables, 8
Traffic Department, 8
Traffic Manager, 8
Treasurer, 4
Turner, John Mills, 13
Union Station, Washington, D.C., 12
Vice President, 3
Virginia-Carolina Railroad, 15
Washington and Fredericksburg Steamboat Company SEE Potomac Steamboat Company
Washington Southern Railway, 6, 12, 14
Washington Terminal, 6
Washington Terminal Company, 14
Western Union Telegraph Company, 13
Westhampton Park Railroad Company, 15
White, William H., 2
Winston, James B., 4, 5
Womble, John, 6
Woodford Station, Woodford, Va., 12
Woodmen of the World, 15

Related Resources:

• A Guide to the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company Records, 1833–1909 (Mss3 R4152 a)

• Crews, Edward R., Compiler. Records, 1988–1991, relating to the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. 9 items (Mss1 C8673 a)

• Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. Records, 1887–1954. 500 (ca.) items. (Mss3 R4152 c)

• Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. Dispatchers’ record books, 1905–1981. 25 v. (Mss3 R4152 d)

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