IN 1956, THERE WERE TEN TRAINS FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO CHICAGO, IL.
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STATION
PRIMARY TRAIN ID
DEPARTURE TIME
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ARRIVAL TIME
TRAVEL HOURS
Atlantic Coast Line Richmond-Broad St.
ACL / N&W #27
2:15 PM
Petersburg, Roanoke, Cincinnati
Yes
2:10 PM
24 Hrs. 55 Min.
Chesapeake and Ohio Richmond-Main St.
C&O #1
5:20 PM
Charlottesville, Charleston, Cincinnati
Yes
1:20 PM
21 Hrs 0 Min
Atlantic Coast Line Richmond-Broad St.
ACL / N&W #21
7:35 AM
Petersburg, Roanoke, Cincinnati
Yes
5:30 AM
22 Hrs. 55 Min
Atlantic Coast Line Richmond-Broad St.
ACL / N&W #21
7:35 AM
Petersburg, Roanoke, Cincinnati
Yes
7:00 AM
24 Hrs 25 Min
Chesapeake and Ohio Richmond-Main St.
C&O #43
10:45 PM
Charlottesville, Charleston, Cincinnati
Yes
8:45 PM
23 Hrs. 0 Min.
RF&P Richmond-Broad St.
RF&P #376
1:10 PM
Washington, Cumberland, Pittsburgh
Yes
7:00 AM
18 Hrs. 50 Min.
RF&P Richmond-Broad St.
RF&P #376
1:10 PM
Washington, Cumberland, Pittsburgh
Yes
7:20 AM
19 Hrs. 10 Min.
RF&P Richmond-Broad St.
RF&P #16
5:20 PM
Washington, Cumberland, Pittsburgh
Yes
2:00 PM
21 Hrs. 40 Min
RF&P Richmond-Broad St.
RF&P #376
1:10 PM
Washington, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh
Yes
8:45 AM
20 Hrs 35 Min
RF&P Richmond-Broad St.
RF&P #16
5:20 PM
Washington, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh
Yes
3:45 PM
23 Hrs. 25 Min
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
Amtrak #92
12:30 PM
Washington, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
Yes
8:45 AM
21 Hrs. 15 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
Bus to Amtrak #51
12:00 NOON
Charlottesville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis
Yes
10:05 AM
23 Hrs 5 Min.
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RF&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.