An aborted ride: Richmond to Richmond

Over the past two years, I had made some desultory attempts nearby but without success: the Baltimore Bayview yard and Hyattsville, MD. The latter was a particular waste of time because CSX upgraded the tracks long ago, making the trains too fast to jump, but I lazily hoped against hope to find a train stopped for clearance or the like. The last failed attempt was in late November, when in a bit of Murphy’s law, I found 2 repairmen adjusting a crossing signal. At a time like that, there would be no trains, period.

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