IN 1956, THERE WERE 8 GOOD TRAINS FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO NEW YORK, NY
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STARTING RAILROAD
STATION
STARTING TRAIN ID
DEPARTURE TIME
VIA
CHANGE TRAINS
ARRIVAL TIME
TRAVEL HOURS
Seaboard Air Line
Richmond-Main Street
SAL / RF&P #34
6:20 AM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
1:20 PM
7 Hours 0 Min
RF&P
Richmond-Broad Street
RF&P #22
6:45 AM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
2:10 PM
7 Hrs. 25 Min
RF&P
Richmond-Broad Street
RF&P #20
7:45 AM
Washington, Philadelphia
Yes
2:10 PM
6 Hrs 25 Min
Seaboard Air Line
Richmond-Main Street & Broad St.
SAL / RF&P #108
11:05 AM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
5:45 PM
6 Hrs. 40 Min/ 6 Hrs, 20 Min
RF&P
Richmond-Broad Street
RF&P #376
1:10 PM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
7:55 PM
6 Hrs. 45 Min
RF&P
Richmond-Broad Street
RF&P #16
5:20 PM
Washington, Philadelphia
Yes
12:50 AM
7 rs. 30 Min
RF&P
Richmond-Broad Street
RF&P #76
10:05 PM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
6:20 AM
8 Hrs. 15 Min
RF&P
Richmond-Broad Street
RF&P #24
10:50 PM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
6:25 AM
7 Hrs 35 Min
               
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #86
6 AM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
12:05 PM
6 Hrs. 05 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #174
7:10 AM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
1:44 PM
6 Hrs. 34 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #84
8 AM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
2:20 PM
6 Hrs. 20 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #94
11:04 AM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
5:21 PM
6 Hrs. 17 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #92
12:30 PM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
6:54 PM
6 Hrs. 24 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #80
2:12 PM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
8:43 PM
6 Hrs. 31 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #90
5:25 PM
Washington, Philadelphia
No
11:47 PM
6 Hrs. 22 Min.
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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.