AutoTrain preparing to depart Northbound from Sanford, FL terminal.
On 08-08-08, at 0928hrs approx, loaded Cemex flyash train K928 is southbound on CSXT's A-Line with cars for Lockhart & Riviera Beach. Quite a day for "numerical coincidence"!
On 08-08-08, at 07:50hrs approx, the southbound Auto Train is arriving at the Sanford terminal over an hour *early*! Train will have to wait until 0800, when yard crew comes on duty, before yardi... (more)
On 08-08-08, at 08:08:08hrs approx, the southbound Auto Train is yarding at the Sanford terminal over an hour *early*!
#1 is using the Sanford Wye off CSXT's Aloma Branch headed back to the Auto Train facility. It picked up a palm frond in the close clearance.
The rails they operate on once ran all the way into Mount Dora (tracks are torn up as far as Sorrento) & CSXT had started to pull up this leftover tangent before CY stepped in.
Loaded Rinker flyash train headed to Taft (for FCEN) & Riviera Beach, passing what is left of the old Amtrak/ACL building still lettered "Sanford".
Southbound Autotrain crosses the St. Johns River (Lake Monroe) on ex-ACL bridge heading for Sanford
Hanging out in the Autotrain Yard is RS-3 Amtrak 107 (ex-Penn Central, exx-NYC).