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Richmond Railroads

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Richmond Railroads

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155 página
49 minutos
Lançado em:
Jan 25, 2010
ISBN:
9781439637715
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Livro

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During the second half of the 20th century, the railroads that operated in the Mid-Atlantic region offered a wide variety of subject matter for railroad enthusiasts and photographers to marvel at. A prime location to witness this activity was in Richmond a railroad melting pot. As with any major city, the railroads played a significant role in Richmond s growth and development. As a result of being served by five different railroads, a labyrinth of railroad infrastructure emerged, including the Triple Crossing, a world-renowned landmark. Millions of travelers have passed through Broad Street and Main Street Stations on famous streamliner passenger trains such as the Silver Meteor and the George Washington. Images of Rail: Richmond Railroads documents the past 60 years of railroading in the Capital City, which has seen drastic changes as a result of corporate mergers, urban development, and technological advances.
Lançado em:
Jan 25, 2010
ISBN:
9781439637715
Formato:
Livro

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INTRODUCTION

As the United States emerged from the Great Depression and was immersed in World War II, the country’s railroads experienced a tremendous surge in traffic. Along with the railroads, cities large and small across the country also experienced growth and expansion at a rapid rate. Richmond was no exception. At the war’s peak, over 850 railcars circulated through the U.S. Army Quartermaster Depot each day. Richmond’s proximity to both Washington, D.C., and Norfolk, Virginia—home to the largest naval base in the world—led untold numbers of service personnel and equipment to pass through the city by rail.

Aside from a variety of railroads, Richmond also offers a diverse geographic landscape. This includes over 6 miles of elevated track in the downtown area along with stiff grades to the north and east. Two bridges span the James River in the immediate downtown area, while a magnificent arch bridge jointly built by the ACL and RF&P crosses the James several miles west of the downtown area.

Over the years, Richmond has been served by a multitude of Class 1 railroads and hosted the corporate headquarters for four of them. Because Richmond was located along the primary rail artery for north-south traffic on the east coast, the city was a hotbed of activity during the glory years of streamliner passenger trains. The Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line operated many of their flagship east coast trains between New York City and Florida through both Broad Street Station and Main Street Station. Famous passenger trains such as the Silver Meteor, Silver Star, and East Coast Champion called in Richmond for many decades. The Chesapeake and Ohio also served the traveling public in Central Virginia with passenger trains that included the Fast Flying Virginian, George Washington, and the Sportsman. Also of note, the Seaboard’s famous Orange Blossom Special served Richmond until

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