IN 1956, THERE WERE 2 GOOD TRAINS FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO ATLANTA, GA
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STARTING RAILROAD
STATION
STARTING TRAIN ID
DEPARTURE TIME
VIA
CHANGE TRAINS
ARRIVAL TIME
TRAVEL HOURS
Seaboard Air Line
Richmond-Main Street Sta.
SAL #33
7:40 PM
Hamlet
NO
7:20 AM
11 Hrs 40 Min
Southern Railway
Richmond - Hull Street Sta.
SOU #11
10:15 PM
Danville, Charlotte
YES
3:45 PM
17 Hrs. 30 Min
AMTRAK
Richmond - Staples Mill
TRAIN 3
2:12 PM
Washington
YES
8:13 AM
18 Hrs 01 Min
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NOTE: The good trains displayed for 1956 are not all of routes ad trains available. There were usually many others, but we have not included those involving an avoidably lengthy roundabout route (unless it is an especially scenic one), or long distance trains without a Dining Car, or overnight trains without Sleeping Cars (unless there is an equally convenient companion train with Sleepers), or poor connections, or trains involving departures / arrivals in the wee small hours of the morning. We have chosen to emphasize the quality and convenience that was available then, at a time when these things, plus overall speed, were at their peak.