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Typical traffic and volume
Timetable
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Description of line
This former Southern Railway line once connected Richmond with Danville to the southwest and West Point to the east. The Confederate government fled Richmond on this line when the capital was evacuated in April 1865. The present Richmond District runs from Burkeville to Richmond and West Point. The line west of Burkeville is now operated by the Virginia Southern. Facilities in Richmond include a yard next to the floodwall on the north side of the James River. The NS line forms the bottom-most part of the famous "triple crossing" in downtown Richmond. The uppermost line is CSXT's Rivanna Sub. The center line is CSXT's former SAL Bellwood Sub.

This line is dark territory and is dispatched by Track Warrant Control by the Crewe dispatcher in Roanoke.


Typical traffic and volume

Traffic is quite light on this segment. V08 runs daily (or nightly to be more precise) from Crewe Yard, delivering cars to trackside industries and cars for Richmond. Wood chips continue east on another train to a paper mill in West Point. V62, from Lynchburg's Montview Yard, forwards garbage to a landfill at Amelia.


Timetable

Virginia Division--Richmond District

Burkeville to West Point--Northward
 
M.P.*StationsSidingsNotes
86.6
Burkeville
6772'
Yard
96.7
Jetersville
104.1
Amelia
1215'
109.6
Chula
117.8
Dorset
2240'
119.0
Moseley
Yard
132.1
Bon Air
138.6
Belle Isle
Yard
139.6
Richmond
Yard
147.4
Fair Oaks
166.3
Lester Manor
179.0
West Point
Yard
Legend
*Miles from Danville

Listening in

Road Channel  	       161.190   AAR Channel 72
ARN (Cellular)	       160.515   AAR Channel 27
End of train devices   161.115   AAR Channel 67
Roanoke Crewe Dispatcher
In accordance with NS operating practices, crews are required to call all signals, giving train number, track number, location and signal indication.
Photographs from the Richmond District
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