IN 1956, THERE WERE 3 GOOD TRAINS FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO MIAMI, FL
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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
Jacksibvukke, Daytona Beach
No*
3:40 PM
18 Hrs. 30 min
Seaboard AirLine
Richmond-Main St.
SAL #21
4:18 PM
Jacksonville, Wildwood, W. Palm Beach
No
10:45 AM
18 Hrs 27 Min
Seaboard Air Line
Richmond-Main St.
SAL #57
9:33 PM
Jacksonville, Wildwood, W. Palm Beach
No
4:25 PM
18 Hrs 52 Min
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
Amtrak #91
5:19 PM
Hamlet, Savannah, Orlando, Tampa
No
6:05 PM
24 Hrs 46 Min
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
Amtrak #97
9:50 PM
Fayetteville, Orlando, Sebring, W. Palm Beach
No
6:55 PM
21 Hrs 05 Min
CLICK HERE FOR A COMPARISON OF ALL TRAINS TO MIAMI, FL.

* Passengers remain on same train, but the train is operated by a different 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.