Richmond Railroads

Above, the famous "Three-Level Railroad Crossing".

A historical sign says that this is the only 3-level mainline railroad crossing in the U.S. It also says that the highest trestle (CSXT) is the longest 2-track railroad trestle in the U.S., at 3 miles long. The concrete structure on the left is the new Richmond James River Floodwall, completed in 1994. The river is to the left of the floodwall. A glimpse of downtown buildings can be seen in the distance. This junction is at the edge of the downtown. The concrete piers visible under the trestle are those of the elevated Downtown Expressway (VA-195).

I plan to add more Richmond railroad photos to this page.

Photo by Scott Kozel. Taken on June, 1998.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future