From the Richmond Whig, 9/4/1861
CITY RAILROAD. - After extraordinary delays, the city passenger railway has, at last, been brought into use. - A spacious car, drawn by two horses, was put upon the road on Monday, and is now making regular trips every day, between the corner of Main and 9th streets, and the head of Rocketts streets - a distance of about one mile and a quarter - fare, five cents. The car is the same formerly run on broad street, between Richmond College and the depot. It has been repainted and repaired, and seems to answer the purpose very well. The "line" has thus far been liberally patronized - the novelty of the institution being an incentive to ride. We believe, however, that it will be supported at all times, and that it will pay. Another car will be "put on" in a few days. A "turn out" will be required, but it will be deemed unnecessary, we suppose, to construct it until the other car is ready.