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Manassas Mayor honors Dick Peacock
Cardinal Conference in Cincinnati
About our organization
Fredericksburg station
Reports and articles
Capitol
Rail advocacy
Amtrak Ashland
Rail passenger service in the Virginias
tracks
A future for rail passenger service in the Virginias
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Michael L. Testerman
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P.O. Box 867
Richmond VA 23218
Steve Dunham
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Potomac Eagle in WV
The South Branch Valley Potomac Eagle alongside the south branch of the Potomac River in West Virginia, 2003. Copyright Steve Dunham.

Manassas Mayor honors Dick Peacock

Manassas Mayor Harry Parrish and Dan Peacock with proclamation honoring Dick Peacock

In November 2016, Manassas Mayor Harry Parrish issued a proclamation commending “the late Richard Peacock, former Secretary of the Virginia Association of Railway Patrons” for working “indefatigably to promote passenger rail service in the Northern Virginia area.”

Manassas Mayor Harry Parrish and Dan Peacock with proclamation honoring Dick Peacock


Cardinal Conference in Cincinnati

Amtrak, rail advocates, government officials, and business leaders met in Cincinatti Sep. 23 to dicuss improvement of the Chicago–New York Cardinal—including daily service. Read more.


Help Bedford get passenger train service

The town of Bedford, Virginia, between Lynchburg and Roanoke, wants the Roanoke train (planned for 2017) to stop there. VARP president Mike Testerman is assisting the town with its efforts. More than 8,000 citizens have signed a petition asking for the train to stop there. You can learn more and sign the online petition at www.thebedfordstation.com.


Cardinal and Crescent get Business Class

Amtrak’s New York–Chicago Cardinal and New York–New Orleans Crescent now have Business Class seats.


About our organization

Welcome to VARP’s station on the World Wide Web.

The Virginia Association of Railway Patrons is a nonprofit, tax-exempt membership organization working to promote expanded rail service in Virginia and West Virginia. Donations are tax-deductible.

VARP’s mission and membership information

A Future for Rail Passenger Service in the Virginias

VARP membership application form