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The Rivanna Subdivision runs for 120 miles between Rivanna Jct. in Richmond and Gladstone. The water-level route runs parallel to the James River. It was constructed in the early 1880s after the railroad acquired the right-of-way of the James River and Kanawha Canal. At Strathmore, CSX interchanges traffic with the Buckingham Branch Railroad, which runs to Dillwyn.

Signals are C&O-style three-color lights. Audible defect detectors are positioned about every twenty miles.

Typical traffic and volume

The Rivanna Sub carries all loaded trains from coal fields of West Virginia and grain from the Midwest. Much of this traffic is for export and continues on the Peninsula Sub to the Port of Newport News. Several empty westbound empty trains also pass over the line on a daily basis. The remainder of the westbound empty traffic is routed over the old C&O main through Charlottesville. A coal-fired power plant at Bremo Bluff also receives service. The only regular exception to the coal traffic is the daily appearance of Russell to Acca Yard manifest trains. Interchange traffic to and from the Buckingham Branch is set out at Strathmore yard.


Timetable

C&O Business Unit--Rivanna Subdivision

Richmond to Gladstone--Westward
M.P.StationsTracksNotes
  0.0
Rivanna Jct.
(Richmond).....

2MT
CTC
Piedmont Sub
  7.5
Westham.............

CTC
 18.2
Luck DD
 19.9
Sabot...............
11,550' siding
 29.7
Maidens.............

2MT
CTC
 33.8
Irvin...............

CTC
 42.2
West View DD
 47.6
Pemberton...........
8790' siding
 56.4
Columbia............
7260' siding
 66.2
Bremo DD
 66.4
Bremo...............

2MT
CTC
BB
 68.4
Strathmore..........
Yard
 70.4
Shores..............

CTC
 79.1
Scottsville.........
4680' siding
 85.0
Warren DD
 90.8
Howardsville........
11,980' siding
108.4 
Norwood.............
7270' siding
109.1
Norwood DD
114.4
Greenway............

2MT
CTC
119.1
Gladstone...........
Yard
120.1
West Gladstone......
Legend
2MT  Two main tracks
CTC  Centralized Traffic Control
DD   Talking defect detector

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08    Road Channel         160.230
14    Dispatcher           160.320
45    Maintenance of Way   160.785
77/19 PBX (Bremo)          161.265/160.395
Jacksonville AL Dispatcher

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