IN 1956, THERE WERE 4 GOOD TRAINS FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO BOSTON, MASS

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INITIATING RAILROAD
STATION
STARTING TRAIN ID
DEPARTURE TIME
VIA
CHANGE TRAINS
ARRIVAL TIME
TRAVEL HOURS
RF&P Richmond -Broad Street
RF&P # 16
19565:20 PM
New York, New London
Yes
7:10 AM
13 Hrs. 15 Min
RF&P Richmond -Broad Street
RF&P # 20
19567:45 AM
New York, New London
Yes
7:30 PM
11 Hrs. 45 Min.
Seaboard Air Line Richmond - Main Street
SAL # 108
195611:05 AM
New York, New London
Yes
10:50 PM
11 Hrs. 45 Min / 11 Hrs. 25 Min.
RF&P Richmond -Broad Street
RF&P #76
195610:05 PM
New York, New Haven, Springfield
Yes
2:00 PM
15 Hrs. 55 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond - Staples Mill
Amtrak #66
20137:00 PM
Washington, New York, Providence
No
8:00 AM
13 Hrs. 0 Min
AMTRAK
Richmond - Staples Mill
Amtrak #86
20136:00 AM
Washington, New York, Providence
No
4:36 PM
10 Hrs. 36 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond - Staples Mill
Amtrak #174
20137:10 AM
Washington, New York, Providence
No
6:30 PM
11 Hrs. 20 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond - Staples Mill
Amtrak #94
201311:04 AM
Washington, New York, Providence
No
9:52 PM
10 Hrs. 48 Min.
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F&P= Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad

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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.