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Atlantic Coast Line Crew Change Points in the Steam/Transition Era

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Atlantic Coast Line Crew Change Points in the Steam/Transition Era
Posted by mrmckenzie0 on Friday, November 5, 2021 8:09 PM

I know the ACL's great Florida passenger trains ran Richmond-Rocky Mount, NC-Florence, SC-Savannah but were there intermediate crew change points for slower freight trains? Richmond-Rocky Mount is a reasonable ~125 or so miles but the Rocky Mount-Florence (~178 miles) and Florence-Savannah (~200 miles) segments are very long by Eastern RR standards. I've tried looking in some employee timetables but coming up with nothing definitive, ACL didn't seem to classify their lines with the typical subdivision style where you can usually guess at terminals and intermediate points within a division.

I know the ACL was a fast railroad, but a 200 mile crew district was extreme in those days. With Charleston being almost exactly halfway between Florence and Savannah and a significant traffic destination, I'd assume there was something there at least. Maybe Fayetteville between Rocky Mount and Florence?

 

Also anyone know about Florence to Augusta (~168 miles)?

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