locked Creation of the RF&P - 1900

George Eichelberger

The SRHA Archives contain many files on agreements, correspondence and contracts with other railroads (beginning about 1894). 

The Southern Railway’s work with the Washington Southern predates the RF&P as the Southern had its own line to Alexandria, VA, interchanged freight with the PRR (PB&W) and B&O and used Washington Southern to get its passenger trains into DC before Washington Union Station was constructed.

There are multiple files on the WS, Potomac Yard and the RF&P, here (Box 83 File 3859 - 175 scanned items) is a two page letter from AJ Cassatt of the PRR to Sam Spencer written 2-21-1900 describing the concept of the RF&P.