Box Car

Box Car (HMGUN)

Location: Glen Allen, VA 23059 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 40.714', W 77° 30.745'

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Freight Service

In the early years of operation, RF&P railroads derived little revenue from its freight service. Most goods were transported by river and then by wagon.

After the Civil War, the railroad was joined with others to form a national system. Freight service increased dramatically because of the railroad's location along routes that connected to the vibrant East Coast markets.

In the 1880s, RF&P became an important link for the transportation of fruits and vegetables from the South to the northern markets. Special ventilated cars transported strawberries, melons and vegetables from the Carolinas and vegetables and citrus fruit from Florida. In 1900, freight exceeded passenger service revenue.

Eventually, freight service included moving everything from farm implements, agricultural, forest and mineral products to miscellaneous merchandise such as the automobile. In 1991, the RF&P was sold to CSX Corporation ending freight service under RF&P management.
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HM NumberHMGUN
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Placed ByCounty of Henrico
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 10:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278439 N 4173122
Decimal Degrees37.67856667, -77.51241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.714', W 77° 30.745'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 42.84" N, 77° 30' 44.70" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11500 Heverley Pl, Glen Allen VA 23059, US
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