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ACL-C&O Richmond Interchange

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ACL-C&O Richmond Interchange
Posted by SPer on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 7:46 PM

Where in Richmond VA do ACL passenger trains interchange with the C&O for passenger trains going to Chicago.

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Posted by rcdrye on Thursday, September 2, 2021 6:09 AM

No shared station.  C&O shared Main St with SAL, ACL used Broad St.  RF&P trains used the connecting road's (ACL's or SAL's) station, with RF&P-only trains using Broad St.  SAL started using Broad St in the late 1950s, with their trains still passing Main St. on the viaduct there.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:50 AM

There was a "Broad and Main" streetcar (and I presume the replacement bus still runs) that connected the two stations, but I suppose most used a taxi.

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Posted by rcdrye on Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:19 AM

Broad Street is now a museum, with Staples Mills Road station serving Richmond.  After a few years of being shuttered, Main St was reopened for Newport News trains in the 2000s.  Long term plans involve re-opening the "S-Line" (former SAL) for passenger trains to Petersburg, Norfolk and the Carolinas and Florida, which would serve Main Street again. The basic EIS has been completed but the work is still a long way off, if it ever starts.

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