IN 1956, THERE WERE 5 GOOD TRAINS FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO INDIANAPOLIS, IN.
PLEASE SELECT YOUR DESIRED RAILROAD AND TIME
STARTING RAILROAD
STATION
STARTING TRAIN ID
DEPARTURE TIME
VIA
CHANGE TRAINS
ARRIVAL TIME
TRAVEL HOURS
N&W via ACL #27
Richmond-Broad St.
N&W via ACL #27
2:15 PM
Petersburg, Roanoke, Cincinnati, Richmond
Yes
10:45 AM
21 Hrs 30 Min
N&W VIA ACL #21 Richmond-Broad St.
N&W VIA ACL #21
7:35 AM
Petersburg, Roanoke, Cincinnati
Yes
12:35 AM
18 Hrs 00 Min
RF&P #376 Richmond-Broad St.
RF&P #376
1:10 PM
Washington, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh
Yes
8:30 AM
20 Hrs 20 Min
C&O Richmond-Main St.
C&O 41-1
5:20 PM
 
Yes
9:28 AM
16 Hrs. 08 Min
C&O
Richmond-Main St.
C&O #43
10:45 PM
Yes
4:40 PM
18 Hrs. 55 Min
AMTRAK Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK # 51
12:00 Noon
Charlottesville, Cincinnati
Yes
4:47 AM
16 Hrs 57 Min
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N&W = Norfolk and Western Railroad
ACL = Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
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.