IN 1956, THERE WERE TWO GOOD TRAINS FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO TUCSON, AZ.
PLEASE SELECT YOUR DESIRED RAILROAD AND TIME
INITIATING RAILROAD
STATION
PRIMARY TRAIN ID
DEPARTURE TIME
VIA
CHANGE TRAINS
ARRIVAL TIME
TRAVEL HOURS
Seaboard Air Line
Richmond-Main Street
SAL #33
7:40 PM
Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston
Yes
5:55 AM
42 Hrs 10 Min
RF&P Richmond-Broad St. Sta.
RF&P #376
1:10 PM
Chicago, Kansas City, El Paso
Yes
8:55 PM
39 Hrs. 50 Min.
AMTRAK
Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #80
2:12 PM
Washington, New Orleans, Houston, El Paso
Yes
7:45 PM
79 Hrs 33 Min
AMTRAK Richmond-Staples Mill
AMTRAK #92
12:30 PM
Washington, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio
Yes
7:45 PM
81 Hrs. 15 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.