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The Original Auto Train
An innovative idea that became successful but grew too fast, plus the gaudiest paint scheme of all time.
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Photo ID: 519678

Northbound Auto Train on SCL passing through Folkston

Railroad: Auto-Train Corporation
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Folkston, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: AT 4005
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1976


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Feb 19, 2015

Views: 5,919
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Favorited: 35
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Photo ID: 383178

Southbound Auto-Train.

Railroad: Auto-Train Corporation
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Woodbridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: AT 4002
Train ID: AT 3
Photo Date: May 06, 1979


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By: TL Scott

Added: Dec 07, 2011

Views: 5,855
Comments: 4

Favorited: 38
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Photo ID: 361939

Southbound Auto Train AT-3 was crossing Neabsco Creek at Neabsco, VA with two U36Bs on May 21, 1978.

Railroad: Auto-Train Corporation
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Neabsco, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: AT-3
Photo Date: May 21, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 30, 2011

Views: 5,279
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Photo ID: 361272

It didn't take long for Auto Train's fleet of U36Bs to look tired. White is simply not an ideal color for a locomotive pilot. Southbound No. 3 was departing Auto Train's northern terminus at Lor... (more)

Railroad: Auto-Train Corporation
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Lorton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: AT 4002
Train ID: No. 3
Photo Date: November 14, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 22, 2011

Views: 6,911
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Photo ID: 263140

On RF&P. Racks before passenger cars, just the opposite of the Amtrak version. Amtrak's makes more sense relative to slack action.

Railroad: Auto-Train Corporation
Locomotive: U36B
Location: Gum Tree, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: AT 4000
Train ID: Auto Train
Photo Date: June 24, 1972


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Dec 11, 2008

Views: 8,407
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Photo ID: 260263

AutoTrain preparing to depart Northbound from Sanford, FL terminal.

Railroad: Auto-Train Corporation
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Sanford, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: 4005
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Jim Bartolotta

Added: Nov 16, 2008

Views: 5,271
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Photo ID: 260136

The caboose of the Northbound Auto Train from picture 260026, rear end crew picking up orders at the Deland, FL depot on the SCL. Order boards, order hooks, cabooses, all gone! Note apparent wind ... (more)

Railroad: Auto-Train Corporation
Locomotive: Cabose
Location: Deland, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Auto Train North
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Jim Bartolotta

Added: Nov 14, 2008

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Photo ID: 260026

On the way back from Daytona Beach, caught Northbound Auto Train picking up orders at the Deland, FL depot on the SCL. Deland is just North of the Auto Train's starting point, Sanford, and home of... (more)

Railroad: Auto-Train Corporation
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Deland, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: 4002
Train ID: Auto Train North
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Jim Bartolotta

Added: Nov 13, 2008

Views: 7,149
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Photo ID: 86329

The southbound Auto-Train / Floridian combined train makes its stop at Thomasville, GA.

Railroad: Auto Train Corp
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Thomasville, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: AT 4007
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1977


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By: G. R. Harper

Added: Nov 30, 2004

Views: 4,309
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Photo ID: 47545

The original Auto-Train operated service between Louisville, KY, and Sanford, FL, for a short while. For an even shorter while the Louisville Auto-Train and Amtrak's Floridian operated together! ... (more)

Railroad: AUTO-TRAIN
Locomotive: U36B
Location: Thomasville, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: AT 4007
Train ID: AMTK 57
Photo Date: September, 1977


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By: G. R. Harper

Added: Jan 24, 2004

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Photo ID: 46010

For a brief period, Amtrak's Floridian and the Auto Train ran combined from Louisville, KY to Sanford, FL. In this view, two Auto Train GE U36Bs were in charge of the combined train somewhere bet... (more)

Railroad: Auto Train
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: AT 4011
Train ID: Auto Train/Floridian
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Mike Woodruff

Added: Jan 13, 2004

Views: 4,352
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Photo ID: 4678

Before Amtrak took over, Auto Train had their own locomotives; U36Bs built to SCL specs. Kodachrome II, Yashica TL

Railroad: Auto Train
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Callahan, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: AT 4006
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1973


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By: Mike Woodruff

Added: Jan 30, 2003

Views: 5,078
Comments: 1

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