IN 1956, THERE WERE 4 TRAINS FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN
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STARTING RAILROAD
STATION
STARTING TRAIN ID
DEPARTURE TIME
VIA
CHANGE TRAINS
ARRIVAL TIME
TRAVEL HOURS
C&O
Richmond-Broad St. Sta.
C&O # 47
11:10 AM
Charlottesville, Ashland, Ky, Columbus
No
7:35 AM
20 Hrs. 45 Min.
RF&P Richmond-Broad St. Sta.
RF&P #376 / B&O #19
1:10 PM
Washington, Pittsburgh and Deshler
Yes
7:50 AM
18 Hrs. 40 Min
RF&P
Richmond-Broad St. Sta
RF&P #376 / PRR #69
1:10 PM
Washington, Harrisburg, Crestline
Yes
8:20 AM
19 Hrs. 10 Min.
RF&P
Richmond-Broad St. Sta.
RF&P #16 / B&O #7
5:20 PM
Washington, Pittsburgh and Deshler
Yes
7:00 PM
25 Hrs. 40 Min.
AMTRAK
In 2031, there is no reasonable AMTRAK connection going to Detroit, Michigan
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C&O = Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad
RF&P = Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad
NOTE: Routes 2 and 3 start with the same train, but routes differ.

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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.