Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Historical Society, Inc.

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Contact the Society

By mail (all applications should be sent to this address):

RF&P Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 9097
Fredericksburg VA 22403-9097
Executive Committee:
  • President Bill Sheild president@rfandp.org
  • Vice President Jim Musgrove vp@rfandp.org
  • Secretary Rob McKeever secretary@rfandp.org
  • Treasurer Vacant treasurer@rfandp.org
  • Officer-At-Large Sam Williamson officer-at-large@rfandp.org

    Appointed Offices:

  • Membership Chairman George Payne membership@rfandp.org
  • Newsletter Editor Jim Musgrove newsletter@rfandp.org
  • Modeling Editor Craig Harrison modeleditor@rfandp.org
  • Company Store Manager Ron Herfurth csmanager@rfandp.org
  • Webmaster Rob McKeever webmaster@rfandp.org
  • Archivist Russ Dolbear archivist@rfandp.org

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  • "Company Store"

    CS on the road for the first time at the GTE Chantilly train show on 8-27-06 (left): Shown in the picture is the CS Manager, Ron Herfurth, and on display are the Society's banner, back issues of the Newsletter, and the Wilkerson print.

    CS at the Society at the May 2010 meeting. (right): Shown in the picture is the CS Manager, Ron Herfurth, and on display are the back issues of the Newsletter, the Wilkerson print, the Atlas HO scale cabeese, the Dietz book, the debut of Hubie Jewell's book published by the Society, mousepads, mugs, hats and shirts.

    The Society "Company Store" is open for business, although the catalog is still in a developmental stage. This page has the items currently available, and the print order form is available in pdf format for mail-in orders, see order form section for details. If you notice a conflict between this page and the order form, please let us know by emailing the webmaster at webmaster@rfandp.org so that we may promptly correct the error.

    Direct online ordering by PayPal is now available for those that wish; For those that desire, the PDF order form by mail via the Society PO Box is also accepted. We are able to accept checks or money orders through the mail or in person, and cash only in person. (such as at a meeting or other event where the Society is formally represented, such as a train show) The Society does from time to time offer items of limited quantity at member meetings and shows, and such won't always be shown on this page.

    Even though the Society is a not for profit corporation registered in the State of Virginia, we are still required to collect the statewide sales tax of 5.3% from Virginia residents. With the new Sales tax rates as of July 1, 2013, site of store controls. Only CS physical presence in Northern Virginia and Tidewater regions will require the 6% tax, such as the show at Chantilly.

    Disclaimer:
    Due to the volunteer nature of the Society and its "Company Store", it may take up to four weeks for receipt of your order. This includes mail transit time to receive your order to our PO Box, for our PO Box to be checked, for your check to clear, the order to be forwarded to the Company Store manager, and finally for fulfilling of the order. While most items will not take that long, please be understanding if it does.


    Item Summary:

    Below is a quick summary with links to the detail later in the page:
    Item Price (USD) 5.3% VA tax Shipping
    CY2014 Membership Dues - 01/01/14 to 12/31/14
    $20/$30/$100/$5 ---N/A---- ---N/A----
    Wilkerson Print (Governor Thomas Jefferson) $30 $1.59 $4.50 each
    HO Scale Atlas Red Caboose 906/903&906 $30/$55 $1.59/$2.92 $6/7
    HO Scale Kadee 40' boxcar with 6' Youngstown Door 2822/2839 $28.49/$56.98 $1.51/$3.02 $6/7
    HO Scale Intermountain F7A & B with or without sound
    F7A #s 1102, 1103, 1106, 1109; F7B #s 1151, 1153 1155
    $187AS/$180BS/$127A/$120B $9.91/$9.54/$6.73/$6.36 $7 / $1 each add'l
    HO Scale Rapido passenger cars 840-843 SOLD OUT
    HO Scale Atlas Trainman Sand & Gravel Hopper 7017/7047 $15/$30 $0.80/$1.59 $6/7
    Potomac Yard - The Gateway Between the North and the South by James E. Foley $45 member/$69 nonmember $2.38/3.66 $7
    Working on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Raiload by Hubert H. Jewell, Jr. $20 $1.06 $5
    Firing on the Pennsy by Paul C. Dietz (Autographed by Author) SOLD OUT ---- ----
    8" Heralds $12 $0.64 $6.00
    Mousepads TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
    Blue Shirts with RF&P stacked logo $25 $1.33 $5
    Mugs $9 $0.48 $5
    Society-Logo Shirts $25 $1.33 $5 1st, $1 each add'l
    RF&P Logo Hats $15 $0.80 $5 1st, $1 each add'l
    RF&P Logo Pins $4.50 $0.24 $5 1st, $1 each add'l
    RF&P Logo Patches SOLD OUT ---- ----
    Potomac Yard Centennial Final Edition SOLD OUT N/A N/A
    PY Special Issue (V2:13) $10 $0.53 $2 first, $1 each add'l
    Other Back Issues $5 or $10 $0.27 or $0.53 $2 first, $1 each add'l
    Max shipping cost per order - $12


    2014 Membership Dues

    The Society accepts new memberships via PayPal, which can be purchased alongside an order for merchandise. It is asked that new members fill out and send in the membership application under separate cover. Renewals by paypal do not have to fill out the application anew.

    Regular Dues are $20 per calendar year, with Sustaining Dues being $30 and Contributing Dues being $100. The primary membership benefit is the four issues of the newsletter for that same year, regardless of the aggregate cover price. Sustaining and Contributing dues give the additional benefit of a tax-deductible contribution of any amount greater than the Regular Dues cost. Additional members of the same household of another class of member may join as Family members for $5 per year. This class does not receive a copy of the publication, but does entitle a vote on Society business.

    Renewal Dues are being accepted for CY2014 as far as offering Paypal as a payment option. This does incur additional cost to the Society, but the amount remains unchanged for this option. Renewals are also accepted by mail to the PO Box 9097, Fredericksburg VA 22403-9097 address. Any new memberships received during the tail end of 2014 will be assumed for CY2015 unless otherwise stated by applicant.
    2014 Regular Dues $20
    Member # (If renewal)
    2014 Sustaining Dues $30
    Member # (If renewal)
    2014 Contributing Dues $100
    Member # (If renewal)
    2014 Family Dues $5
    Member # (If renewal)


    Wilkerson Print

    Wilkerson:602 The Society is pleased to begin with an exclusive offering of the first limited edition RF&P print by local artist Keith Wilkerson. The first up is the "Governor Thomas Jefferson", which features Governor #602 at Broad Street Station.

    Mr. Wilkerson has also painted an F7 at the Fredericksburg station. The 602 is available now, only from the Society, while the Fredericksburg one is available direct from Keith Wilkerson.

    Print size is 16 x 20 inches. Each print is limited to 200 signed copies, and no additional copies will be run. Each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. Retail is $30 per print, to members and nonmembers alike.


    HO scale 906/903 & 906 Caboose in red

    The Society has commissioned Atlas to do a run of HO scale cabeese - 150 each of #903 and #906, as painted red in 1987 by the RF&P. Price is $30 for one, $55 for both. The model is of the International Car Company built in the early 1970s, covering cars 901-903 and 904-907.

    Since the safety slogans were changed on a yearly basis, they are not on the model itself but could be applied by the modeler if desired.

    The Society has taken delivery of the cabooses as of February 11, 2008, and they will be available at Society functions and CS-attended train shows until supply is exhausted. As of 5/14/2013, supply is very limited on the #903 so it is no longer available individually. Those remaining are reserved for those buying both numbers.

    Preproduction model of #906 shown in the photo.
    903

    Not available individually

    906

    $30

    903 AND 906

    $55


    HO scale Kadee 40' Boxcar with 6' Youngstown Door

    The Society has commissioned Kadee to do an exclusive run of HO scale boxcars, in addition to their production run of #2824 - 125 each of #2822 and #2839, as they appeared in the mid 1960s with the map herald on the right, and the full name spelled out on the left side. Price is $28.49 for one, $56.98 for both. These cars are 40' lenghth with 6' Youngstown doors.

    These cars are now in stock at the company store, and will be availble in person beginning at the 2013 2nd quarter Society meeting. The Society will also have a limited number of Kadee's production run #2824 available.

    Preproduction models of #2822 and 2824 in their packaging shown in the photo, along with the underside of #2839.
    2822

    $28.49

    2839

    $28.49


    HO scale Intermountain F7 A & B with or without sound

    The Society has taken delivery of the Intermountain F7 run in RF&P colors. These are offered both with sound, or without sound, in the same numbers for each.

    F7As: 1102, 1103, 1106 and 1109
    F7Bs: 1151, 1153 and 1155

    These Locomotives are now in stock at the company store, and will be availble in person beginning at the 2014 3rd quarter Society meeting.

    Quantities are limited, so the Society reserves the right to substitute numbers if necessary.

    Mail in flyer for the locomotives sent with Volume 10, Issue 3 can be found here.

    F7A With Sound

    $187

    Road Number
    F7B With Sound

    $180

    Road Number
    F7A Without Sound

    $127

    Road Number
    F7B without sound

    $120

    Road Number


    HO scale Rapido Continental Line coaches #840-843

    These cars are now in stock at the company store, and will be availble in person beginning at the 2014 3rd quarter Society meeting. Quantities are limited. The Society reserves the right to substitute numbers for orders less than 4 cars.

    Mail in flyer for the coaches sent with Volume 10, Issue 3 can be found here.

    SOLD OUT AS OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

    <---
    840

    $69

    841

    $69

    842

    $69

    843

    $69

    Set of 4 (840, 841, 842 and 843)

    $276

    --->

    HO scale Atlas Trainman Sand & Gravel Hopper #s 7017 & 7047

    The Society has ordered 48 of each number of the Atlas Sand & Gravel hopper painted for RF&P #7017 and 7047. (Atlas #20 001 498 and 20 001 499 - detail of the car and features can be found here on Atlas' website)

    They are $15 each.
    7017

    $15

    7047

    $15


    Potomac Yard: The Gateway Between the North and the South

    The Society is pleased to announce the release of the long awaited History of Potomac Yard book authored by Society member and former RF&P Potomc Yard employee James E. Foley, titled "Potomac Yard: The Gateway Between the North and the South".

    Foley's book covers the time period from about 1880 to 1920 and describes how the builders overcame the struggles related to the planning and construction of Potomac Yard during that period. The book describes in detail the operation of the yard from its startup through its first 15 years.

    Hardcover with over 750 pages of text, maps and pictures. Please note due to the book's size, that each book is $7 shipping, whether member or non-member. A copy of the flyer/order form distributed with Volume 9, Issue 3, is here in PDF form. PLEASE NOTE: Foreign orders accepted but please contact us for shipping options/costs before placing an order.

    Potomac Yard: The Gateway Between the North and the South

    Introductory Member price (through December 31, 2013 - extended through May 31, 2014)

    $45.00

    Member #
    Potomac Yard: The Gateway Between the North and the South

    Regular (Non-Member) price

    $69.00


    Working on the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad

    The Society debuted its first book-form publication in the form of Hubert H. Jewell, Jr.'s book at the 2nd Quarter 2010 meeting of the Society. Its full title is "Working on the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad: The Memories of Hubert H. Jewell, Jr." It is 136 pages in length, and covers the time Mr. Jewell worked on the RF&P.

    The book has sold well, in that a second printing was run in 2011.

    Working on the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad:

    $20.00


    Firing on the Pennsy by Paul C. Dietz

    The Society is proud to offer 60 copies of Paul C. Dietz's Firing on the Pennsy, autographed by the author. It is the story of A Fireman on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Describes the "Last Hurrah" of the Steam Engine, 1943-1947. Get your copy while supplies last.

    AS OF January 4, 2013, the Dietz book has sold out and cannot be replenished.


    8" Heralds:

    Custom manufacturered for the Society by Microscale, these 8" metal Heralds featuring the 1949 nose logo debuted at the 2014 1st Quarter Meeting. They are $12 each.

    Click on the image for a larger photo.


    Mousepads:

    These mousepads featuring the map "Linking North and South" logo debuted at the 2006 Annual Meeting. They are $5 each.

    Click on the image for a larger photo.

    Temporarily out of stock as of December 2, 2013


    Blue Shirts with white RF&P stacked logo

    These shirts debuted at the Winter 2009 Meeting. They feature the Stacked logo in white on a blue shirt. Like the Society logo shirts, a first name may be added to the side opposite the logo at no additional charge.

    Click on the image for a larger photo.

    Size
    Name?

    Coffe/Tea Mugs:

    Coffee/tea mugs featuring the 1989 (last) logo (gold seal) debuted at the 2008 August Meeting, but premiered on the website in conjunction with the August 2009 meeting. *** Note these mugs are NOT microwaveable due to the gold of the logo ***

    Mugs with the 1949 E/F unit nose logo debuted in November, 2012. They are $9 each.

    Click on the images for a larger photo.
    1989 Logo 1949 Logo


    Shirts with Society logo

    Limited to members only, the Society is offering shirts embroidered with the Society logo. They are available in couple of different options (description as if wearing shirt):

    • With pocket (logo right side, pocket left side), or
    • without pocket (your choice of logo side).
    A first name may be added to the side opposite the logo at no additional charge.

    They are available in a wide range of sizes, from Small through several XXXs. The example photo shows the pocket shirt on the right, and the no pocket on the left, showing the logo on the left side. They are also available in long sleeve with no pocket.

    Cost of the shirts (all options) is $25 each.

    Zippered hooded sweatshirts are also available at $40 each, same parameters and sizes of the shirts, except no pocket option.
    Short Sleeve with Pocket:
    Size
    Name?
    Short Sleeve without Pocket:
    Size
    Name?
    Long Sleeve:
    Size
    Name?


    Hats with RF&P logo

    Open to all, the Society is offering navy hats embroidered with the script RF&P logo in White.

    They are available in a one size fits all, with an adjustable back closure.

    Cost of the hat is $15 each.


    Pins with RF&P logo

    Open to all, the Society is offering 3/4" logo pins, one with the 1949 logo, and the other with the 1980s stacked logo.

    Cost of the pins are is $4.50 each.

    1980s Logo 1949 Logo


    Patches with 1949 RF&P logo

    The Society is offering an embroidered 2" patch with the 1949 RF&P nose logo.

    Stock is extremely low - may be sold out.

    Cost of the patch is $3 each.


    Centennial Issue Potomac Yard Final Edition

    This booklet was prepared jointly by Potomac Yard Development and the Society for the September 30th, 2006, centennial celebration.

    The cover price on the Centennial Issue is $15 per copy. $7.50 of this price is tax deductable, as that portion of the price will be given to the Alexandria Public Library by PYD.
    Centennial Issue

    It should be noted that the content of the Centennial Issue differs significantly from the PY Special Issue (Volume 2, Issue 3) of the Society Newsletter.

    SOLD OUT


    PY Special Double Issue (Volume 2, Issue 3)

    The Special 32-page issue on Pot Yard was originally sent to all those who paid for a 2006 membership.

    The issue summary can be found on the Publications page.

    Volume 2, Issue 3

    The cover price on the PY Double Issue is $10 per copy. It was included in the cost of a 2006 membership as just one of the four issues for 2006.


    Newsletter Back Issues

    Back Issues of the newsletter (those published in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, as we are still within the 2013 membership year for Volume 9) will be available as existing supply lasts. Supply is very limited for the two Issues within Volume 1

    The issue summaries can be found on the Publications page.

    Back issues are $5 per copy for all except the following, which are $10 each: 2006 Issue 3 (V2I3) and 2007 Issues 2 (V3I2) and 3 (V3I3), as well as 2008 Issues 1 (V4I1), 2 (V4I2), and 3 (V4I3), and 2009 Issues 2 (V5I2), 3 (V5I3), and 4 (V5I4).

    The 2013 issues are included with 2013 membership, but will also available separately as they are released.

    Members ordering a full volume set will receive a 10% discount. Members ordering a complete set of back issues (currently 30 issues) will receive a 15% discount off of the combined cover price

    Complete set of all 30 back issues: $100

    Volume 9 (2013)
    Volume 9, Issue 4
    Volume 9, Issue 3
    Volume 9, Issue 2
    Volume 9, Issue 1

    Volume 8 (2012)
    Volume 8, Issue 4
    Volume 8, Issue 3
    Volume 8, Issue 2
    Volume 8, Issue 1

    Volume 7 (2011)
    Volume 7, Issue 4
    Volume 7, Issue 3
    Volume 7, Issue 2
    Volume 7, Issue 1

    Volume 6 (2010)
    Volume 6, Issue 4
    Volume 6, Issue 3
    Volume 6, Issue 2
    Volume 6, Issue 1

    Volume 5 (2009)
    Volume 5, Issue 4
    Volume 5, Issue 3
    Volume 5, Issue 2
    Volume 5, Issue 1

    Volume 4 (2008)
    Volume 4, Issue 4
    Volume 4, Issue 3
    Volume 4, Issue 2
    Volume 4, Issue 1

    Volume 3 (2007)
    Volume 3, Issue 4
    Volume 3, Issue 3
    Volume 3, Issue 2
    Volume 3, Issue 1

    Volume 2 (2006)
    Volume 2, Issue 4
    Volume 2, Issue 3
    Volume 2, Issue 2
    Volume 2, Issue 1

    Volume 1 (2005)
    Volume 1, Issue 2
    Volume 1, Issue 1

    Back issues are $5 per copy for all except the following, which are $10 each: 2006 Issue 3 (V2I3) and 2007 Issues 2 (V3I2) and 3 (V3I3), as well as 2008 Issues 1 (V4I1), 2 (V4I2), and 3 (V4I3), and 2009 Issues 2 (V5I2), 3 (V5I3), and 4 (V5I4).

    The 2013 issues are included with 2013 membership, but will also available separately as they are released.

    Members ordering a full volume set will receive a 10% discount. Members ordering a complete set of back issues (currently 30 issues) will receive a 15% discount off of the combined cover price

    Complete set of all 30 back issues: $100.00


    Other upcoming offerings

    Among the other things planned are copies of RF&P blueprints in the Society Collection, correct decals for RF&P passenger cars, and even reprints of long ago out of print works on the RF&P. Items will be announced here and on the main Society page as they are in progress and again when released.




    Order Form

    2014 will bring a new order form, which will be found here. The prior forms are no longer current, and no longer reflect correct max shipping costs.

    Mail completed form to:

    RF&PRRHS, Inc.
    Attn: Company Store
    PO Box 9097
    Fredericksburg VA 22403-9097

    Disclaimer:
    Due to the volunteer nature of the Society and its "Company Store", it may take up to four weeks for receipt of your order. This includes mail transit time to receive your order to our PO Box, for our PO Box to be checked, for your check to clear, the order to be forwarded to the Company Store manager, and finally for fulfilling of the order. While most items will not take that long, please be understanding if it does.



    Current Company Store contacts:

    Email for suggestions on product offerings: suggestions@rfandp.org

    Company Store Manager: Ron Herfurth, csmanager@rfandp.org

    Treasurer: Bill Gellerman, treasurer@rfandp.org

    Secretary: Rob McKeever, csshirts@rfandp.org



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