Rivanna Junction to Newport News

At Rivanna Junction (MP 84.5), the Piedmont sub, trails in on the north side of the James River line (the Rivanna sub., west of here) to form the double track, CTC, Peninsula sub. line, with overall speed limit 79 mph for passenger trains and 50 mph for freights, heading southeast, in Yard Limits, with local speed restriction 15 mph at the junction, rising to 30 mph east of the junction, turning south past the location where a previous routing of the line in from the north once joined, R Cabin (MP 83.2), the west end of Fulton Yard (which lies between the two Main Tracks), where current-of-traffic (Rule D-251) starts on the north track (Track 1) while the south track (Track 2) remains CTC, Yard Limits, MP 83.0, where the passenger speed restriction rises to 50 mph, a turn just south of due east, away from the river, through pine forests, MP 82.3, where the passenger speed restriction rises to 55 mph, and MP 81.3, where the passenger speed restriction rises to 65 mph and freights rise to full line speeds.

The east end of the yard is at Darbytown (MP 81.0), and the line passes MP 80.5, where full line speeds prevail, a road crossing at SR 636 (Miller Road, MP 79.0), Fort Lee (MP 78.3), where there is an AH Robins Co. facility, MP 78.0, east end of Yard Limits, Beulah (MP 76.2), where the double track reduces to single track, CTC, a passenger speed restriction of 70 mph between MP 74.8 and MP 74.4, Poplar Springs, a turn east-northeast past Elko and back just  south of due east, Roxbury, Nance, a passenger speed restriction of 70 mph between MP 65.9 and MP 65.5, Mountcastle, a detector at MP 63.0, the 12,370 ft. south side siding at Providence Forge (MP 61.2), Windsor Shades, a passenger speed restriction of 70 mph between MP 56.5 and MP 56.0, a turn southeast with a passenger speed restriction of 60 mph between MP 54.0 and MP 53.0, Walkers, and a turn northeast with a passenger speed restriction of 55 mph between MP 53.0 and MP 52.6, to avoid a bend in the James River.

The line turns just south of due east again, past a bridge over a side river, a passenger speed restriction of 75 mph between MP 51.2 and MP 49.9, Diascund, a passenger speed restriction of 60 mph between MP 49.9 and MP 49.2, the start of double track at Diano (MP 49.2), where there is a speed restriction of 40 mph on the turnout to MP 49.1, a turn southeast, northeast with a passenger speed restriction of 70 mph between MP 48.2 and MP 46.3, southeast with a passenger speed restriction of 75 mph between MP 45.8 and MP 44.7, Toano, east, and south-southeast with a passenger speed restriction of 75 mph between MP 43.2 and MP 43.0,  past a 7,518 ft. south side siding and end of double track at Norge (MP 42.9), where there is a speed restriction of 40 mph on the turnout from MP 43.0, a passenger speed restriction of 70 mph between MP 42.9 and MP 42.6, a passenger station at Williamsburg Pottery, Ewell, Magruder, a detector at MP 38.9, and a passenger station at Williamsburg (MP 37.3).

It then turns southeast past the start of double track at Toppings (MP 35.3), the Penniman Industrial Track on the north side, a passenger speed restriction of 70 mph between MP 33.1 and MP 31.9, a crossover at Grove (MP 32.0), a spur on the north side into the Naval Weapons Station, a bridge over a side river, the 7,120 ft. north side siding at Lee Hall (MP 27.2), the Badische Industrial Track on the south side into Fort Eustis, a wye with the Amoco Industrial Lead to the USN Supply Center on the north side, the end of double track at Oriana (MP 22.6), MP 20.5, where the overall speed limit drops to 50 mph, Oyster Point, Morrison, MP 14.4, where Yard Limits start, Hampton Roads (MP 14.1), and the Newport News Amtrak station.

Most of the railroad facilities of this area are along the continuing line to the east of the Amtrak station, including a yard, Old Point Junction (MP 10.0), where there is a wye on the north side with a line to Hampton, Old Point Comfort, and Fort Monroe, and interchange tracks for Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding, Pier IX, Dominion Terminal, and the Newport News coal transshipment terminal, before the End of Track (MP 2.6).