COMPARISON OF ALL GOOD ROUTES FROM RICHMOND, VA TO MEMPHIS, TN
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SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Memphis 1956-01
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 24 Hrs. 40 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
N&W via ACL #21 Richmond-Broad St/
7:35 AM
Steam powered
8:25 AM
Petersburg Downtown
Yes
N&W #25 "Powhatan Arrow" Petershurg Downtown
8:35 AM
Diner Tavern Lounge Obs., Steam powered
12:10 PM
Roanoke N&W station
Yes
N&W # 45 "The Tennessean" Roanoke N&W station
1:30 PM
Diner to 8:50 PM, Tavern Lounge Coach, Sleepers. Steam powered
5:20 PM
Bristol N&W station
Train changes name and RR
SOU # 25 (Same train) Bristol N&W Station
5:30 PM
Same
11:50 PM
Chattanooga Union Sta.
Continue on same train
Continue on Southern # 25 Chattanooga Union Sta.
12:25 AM
Same
7:15 AM
Memphis Southern Ry Depot  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Memphis 1956-02
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 26 Hrs. 25 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
N&W / ACL #27 Richmond-Broad St.
2:15 PM
Steam powered train
3:00 PM
Petersburg Downtown Sta.
Yes
N&W #3 "The Pocahontas" Petersburg Downtown Sta.
3:05 PM
Diner, Tavern Lounge, Steam powered
6:55 PM
Roanoke N&W Station
Yes
N&W #17 "Birmingham Special" Roanoke N&W Station
9:16 PM
Diner Lounge Sleeper, Steam powered
12:55 AM
Bristol N&W Station
No-Train changes name
SOU #35 Same train as above Bristol N&W Sta.
1:05 AM
Same
7:10 AM
Chattanooga Union Station Vacate Sleeper-Change Coaches
SOU #35 Same train-Coaches Chattanooga Union Sta.
7:25 AM
Same train as above but with coaches only
4:10 PM
Memphis Southern RY.  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Memphis 1956-03
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 34 Hrs. 00 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
SOU #11 Richmond-Hull St.
10:15 PM
Sleeper open at 9:00 PM
5:50 AM
Greensboro Southern Station
Yes Vacate sleeper at Greensboro
SOU #21 "Carolina Special" Greensboro Sou. Station
7:05 AM
Diner from 5:30 PM
9:05 PM
Knoxville Southern Sta.
Yes at Knoxville
SOU #45 "The Tennessean" Knoxville Sou. Station
9:10 PM
Tavern lounge coach, Sleepers
7:15 AM
Memphis Sou. Railway Sta.  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Memphis 1956-04
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 28 Hrs. 00 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
C&O #41 "The George Washington" Richmond-Main St.
5:20 PM
Diner, Sleeper
10:22 AM
Louisville C&O Station
Change trains and stations (1 mile between stations)
L&N #99 "The Pan American Louisville L&N
11:25 AM
Diner, Club Lounge
8:20 PM
Memphis Union Station

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Memphis 1956-05
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 24 Hrs. 05Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
SAL #33 "Silver Comet Richmond-Main Street
7:40 PM
Diner, Tavern Coach, Sleepers
12:10 AM
Hamlet SAL Station
No
Same train Hamlet SAL station
12:30 AM
Same
10:35 AM
Birmingham Union Station
Yes
Frisco #106 "Kansas City Special" Birmingham Union Station
12:o5 PM
Diner, Lounge
6:45 PM
Memphis SLSF Station  

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SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Amtrak Memphis 2013-01
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 47 Hrs. 57 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
Amtrak #92 "Silver Star" Richmond-Staples Mill 12:30 PM Diner, Cafe Lounge, Coaches 3:14 PM Washington DC Union Sta Yes
Amtrak #29 "Capital Limited" Washington DC Union St 4:05 PM High-Level Diner, Bi-Level Cafe Lounge, Bi-Level Sleepers, Bi-Level Coaches 11:48 PM Pittsburgh Amtrak Sta No
Amtrak #29 "Capital Limited" Pittsburgh Amtrak Sta 11:59 PM SAME as Above 2:30 AM Cleveland Amtrak Sta No
Amtrak #29 "Capital Limited" Cleveland AMtrak Sta 2:59 AM SAME as Above 8:45 AM Chicago Union Sta Yes
Amtrak # 59, "City Of New Orleans" Chicago Union Station 8:00 PM High Level Diner, Bi-Level Cafe Lounge, Bi-Level Sleepers, Bi-Level Coaches 6:27 AM Memphis Central Sta.  

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