Greg Moore wrote:Slight nit, the Pentagon was completed in January 1943 and occupied shortly after.Didn't realize they were undertaking a project of that size during the war. I was on a school tour of it in 1947 and assumed it was postwar.
Contrary to my expectations, the RF&P had a Fredericksburg local in 1944, making all stops including flag stops at 7th Street and Potomac Yard. It was gone by 1955, and while a Richmond train with intermediate stops had been added, it arrived in Washington too late and left too early to be of any use to daily commuters.
The southbound lineup through the tunnel from 4.30 to 6.30 pm was as follows:
SOU 4.30 Birmingham Special
RFP 4.40 West Coast Champion
RFP 5.40 Fredericksburg local
C&O 6.00 George Washington
RFP 6.10 Silver Meteor (West Coast)
SOU 6.25 Crescent
Not much concentration around rush hour; the East Coast Champion and Silver Meteor were outside the 4.30-6.30 period.