Picking Up Speed in Orange
Buckingham Branch Railroad Company plans to return train operating speeds on the Orange Branch railroad line to near the train speeds that previously operated on the line. Orange Branch is located between the Towns of Orange and Gordonsville. Train speeds will increase from present maximum passenger train speeds of 30 MPH to 60 MPH. The speed increase is planned to occur on April 17.
Increased train speeds will improve railroad operating efficiency for passenger and freight trains. New speeds will reduce the amount of time which motorists must wait for trains to pass through road crossings.
The Towns of Gordonsville and Orange will see very little change in train speeds and operations within town limits.