IN 1956, THERE WERE FOUR GOOD TRAINS FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
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STARTING RAILROAD
STATION
STARTING TRAIN ID
DEPARTURE TIME
VIA
CHANGE TRAINS
ARRIVAL TIME
TRAVEL HOURS
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
Richmond-Broad St.
ACL #1
9:10 PM
Rocky Mountain, Charleston
No
7:55 AM
10 Hrs. 45 Min
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
Richmond-Broad St
10:15 PM
Rocky Mountain, Charleston
No
9:00 AM
10 Hrs 45 Min
SEABOARD AIR LINE
Richmond-Main St.
SAL #7
6:25 PM
Raleigh, Columbia, Savannah
No
8:05 AM
13 Hrs 40 Min
SEABOARD AIR LINE
Richmond-Main St.
SAL #57
9:33 PM
Raleigh, Columbia, Savannah
No
9:05 AM
11 Hrs 32 Min
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #91
5:19 PM
Hamlet, Savannah
No
6:55 AM
13 Hrs 36 Min
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #91
9:50 PM
Fayetteville, Savannah
No
9:23 AM
11 Hrs 27 Min
CLICK HERE FOR A COMPARISON OF ALL TRAINS TO JACKSONVILLE, FL.

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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.