IN 1956, THERE WERE 7 GOOD TRAINS FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
PLEASE SELECT YOUR DESIRED RAILROAD AND TIME
STARTING RAILROAD
STATION
STARTING TRAIN ID
DEPARTURE TIME
VIA
CHANGE TRAINS
ARRIVAL TIME
TRAVEL HOURS
Seaboard Air Line
Richmond-Main St. Sta.

SAL #33

7:40 AM
Atlanta, New Orleans, El Paso
Yes
4:15 PM
71 Hrs. 35 Min
RF&P Railroad Richmond-Broad St. Sta.
RF&P #376
1:10 PM
Washington, Chicago, EL Paso
Yes
7:40 AM
69 Hrs. 30 Min
RF&P Railroad Richmond-Broad St. Sta.
RF&P #16
5:20 PM
Washington, Chicago, Salt Lake City
Yes
9:30 AM
67 Hrs. 10 Min.
RF&P Railroad Richmond-Broad St. Sta.
RF&P #16
5:20 PM
Washington, St. Louis, Denver, Salt Lake City
Yes
3:15 PM
72 Hrs. 55 Min.
RF&P Railroad Richmond-Broad St. Sta.
RF&P #16
5:20 PM
Washingtom, Chicago, Albuquerque
Yes
7:15 AM
64 Hrs. 55 Min
RF&P Railroad Richmond-Broad St. Sta.
RF&P #16
5:20 PM
Washingtom, Chicago, Albuquerque
Yes
8:30 AM
66 Hrs. 10 Min
RF&P Railroad Richmond-Broad St. Sta.
RF&P #376
1:10 PM
Washingtom, Chicago, Albuquerque
Yes
10:30 PM
60 Hrs. 20 Min
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #92
12:30 PM
Washington, Chicago, Kansas City, Albuquerque
Yes
8:15 AM
70 Hrs. 45 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #80
2:12 PM
Washington, New Orleans, Houston, Tucson
Yes
5:35 AM
90 Hrs. 23 Min.
AMTRAK Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #92
12:30 PM
Washington, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio
Yes
5:35 AM
92 Hrs. 05 Min.
TO SEE A SINGLE PAGE COMPARISON OF ALL ROUTES TO LOS ANGELES, CLICK HERE

RF&P = Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad
NOTE: Several schedules on this page begin with the same initial train number. They are, however, all separate routes that deviate during the itinerary.

OPTIONS

Touch train # for route accomodations

Select New Destination

EXIT

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.