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Newly Announced Tour 14 Amtrak Train Trip, History, Museums and More

Board the motor coach with your guide for the short drive to the AMTRAK terminal in Newport News. Board the train for a 1.5 hour ride through the scenic Virginia countryside to Richmond, the state capitol of Virginia. Upon arrival at the historic Main Street Station in downtown Richmond, you will be transferred to coach for remainder of day's activities.

Triple Crossing Railroad Stations:

The Triple Crossing in Richmond, Virginia is believed to be the only place in North America where three Class I railroads cross at different levels at the same spot. At the lowest (ground) level, the original Richmond and York River Railroad to eventully be part of the Norfolk Southern.  The middle level was the main line of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, now part of CSX Transportation known as the "S" line. At the top level is a 3-mile long viaduct paralleling the north bank of the James River built by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in 1901 to link the former Richmond and Allegheny Railroad with C&O's Peninsula Subdivision to Newport News and export coal piers. The viaduct is now owned by CSX Transportation.

Science Museum of Virginia:

Visit the Science Museum of Virginia, housed in the original Broad Street Train Station, designed by New York architect John Russell Pope and built in 1913, this museum pays allegiance to its railroad heritage with displays of renovated train cars, railroad themed IMAX movie and other rail related displays. You will enjoy learning about the restoration process of Car One, the executive coach for the RF & P Railroad, and other rail cars which will be opened especially for LCCA conventioneers. We take an architectural walking tour of the building. A catered lunch will be included at the museum.

Old Dominion Railway Museum:

The recently renovated and expanded Old Dominion Railway Museum is housed in a restored Railway Express Agency car and features artifacts from the area's railroad history. You will enjoy a behind the scenes look at the Maintenance and Storage Facility which houses an operating steam locomotive. We will be transported by motor coach back to Norfolk.

After a day of Training, sites and museums, you will be back in Norfolk in time to enjoy the Monday evening Cruise.

Like Tour 1, Tour 14 also has limited seating. If you are interested in this tour, LCCA suggests that you register now!