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CSX Releases 10th Heritage Locomotive, Unveils RF&P 1836

February 15, 2024 - CSX has once again demonstrated its commitment to honoring the legacy of American railroads by launching its latest heritage locomotive, the RF&P 1836. This addition to the heritage fleet represents a significant milestone for the company, marking the tenth locomotive in this distinguished series.

This new locomotive, numbered 1836, pays tribute to the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac (RF&P) Railroad's founding year. The RF&P 1836 is a testament to CSX's dedication to preserving and celebrating railroad history, as well as its commitment to innovation and modernization.

“Heritage goes far beyond the paint, the font and the schemes,” said Adam Oakley, CSX Supply Chain Manager, who assisted with the project. “Heritage is the people who make these railroads.”

The RF&P 1836 made its debut after being released from the CSX Waycross paint shops. With a modern business look up front and a fun heritage look in the back, the CSX heritage scheme has been described as a "mullet" in the world of locomotives.

The launch of the RF&P 1836 follows a series of similar releases by CSX, each paying homage to a different railroad that has made significant contributions to the industry. The company's heritage program continues to be a way for CSX to honor the past while also looking towards the future.

The unveiling of the RF&P 1836 has been met with enthusiasm from both the railfans and community members. 

“Paying homage to American technological and aesthetic prowess of the past inspires our confidence and rightly motivates us to strive for that same excellence in the future. More of this is needed across the board,” said David Di Gregorio, Englewood Cliffs Councilman.

As CSX continues to expand its heritage fleet, the company reaffirms its commitment to honoring the rich history of American railroads. The RF&P 1836 is a symbol of the enduring spirit of innovation and progress CSX is cultivating to drive the industry forward.

Watch the below video to learn more about the new CSX RF&P heritage locomotive.