Lynchburg VA NE Regional (ext. to Roanoke and Bristol)

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Re: Lynchburg VA NE Regional (ext. to Roanoke and Bristol)

Postby electricron » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:51 pm

Does anyone know the route mileage dc to Roanoke (or Roanoke to bristol)?

Per https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgini ... e_Railroad
The rail miles between Lynchburg and Bristol was 204 miles.
Per https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountaineer_(train)
The rail miles between Lynchburg and Roanoke is 49 miles.
Per https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/proj ... 090217.pdf
The rail miles between DC and Lynchburg is 173 miles.
So, DC to Roanoke should be 222 miles, and Roanoke to Bristol should be 155 miles.
That assumes all my math was correct.
I hope your questions were answered satisfactory!
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Re: Lynchburg VA NE Regional (ext. to Roanoke and Bristol)

Postby east point » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:46 pm

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Re: Lynchburg VA NE Regional (ext. to Roanoke and Bristol)

Postby east point » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:49 pm

electricron wrote:
Does anyone know the route mileage dc to Roanoke (or Roanoke to bristol)?

Per https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgini ... e_Railroad
The rail miles between Lynchburg and Bristol was 204 miles.
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Electricron --- do you believe Wikipedia or maybe an old RR timetable ?. Here is a link to old Birmingham special timetable . Granted the possibility of a change in mileage is possible especially the stations in LYH and RNK.

http://www.streamlinerschedules.com/con ... 94112.html
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Re: Lynchburg VA NE Regional (ext. to Roanoke and Bristol)

Postby electricron » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:53 am

east point wrote:Electricron --- do you believe Wikipedia or maybe an old RR timetable ?. Here is a link to old Birmingham special timetable . Granted the possibility of a change in mileage is possible especially the stations in LYH and RNK.

http://www.streamlinerschedules.com/con ... 94112.html


I like old railroad timetables too, Per the Birmingham Special timetable you linked;
DC to Lynchburg was 172.5 miles (my earlier response was 173 miles)
DC to Roanoke was 224.9 miles (my earlier response was 222 miles)
DC to Bristol was 376.2 miles

Therefore, doing a little math;
Roanoke to Lynchburg is 52.4 miles (my earlier response was 49 miles)
Bristol to Lynchburg is 203.7 miles (my earlier response was 204 miles)

All the data points are within 4 miles of each other - and less than 4 miles variance over almost 400 miles is pretty close to being 1%. Not bad at all.
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Re: Lynchburg VA NE Regional (ext. to Roanoke and Bristol)

Postby Arlington » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:03 am

Long article on Roanoke as a "Thriving Appalacian City" in CityLab
https://www.citylab.com/solutions/2017/ ... on/547589/
Mentions symbiotic relationship between revitalizing core and Amtrak station.
"Trying to solve congestion by making roadways wider is like trying to solve obesity by buying bigger pants."--Charles Marohn
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