A private corporation operated the Auto Train 1971-1981. One of the carrier's brightly colored locomotives idles prior to departure from Lorton, VA.
Auto Train Alco S-1 625 switcher at Lorton, Virginia on March 19, 1978.
While Auto Train caboose 93 gets a little TLC from the Carman the road power for the train can be seen up by the locomotive facility.
The 4011 works the inbound Auto Train at the Sanford,FL. terminal.
The 4010 was working as the Sanford Terminal switcher shoving on the rear of the Auto Train while putting the train together.
Auto Train power Lorton VA facility
Northbound Auto Train on SCL passing through Folkston
Auto Train loading at Auto Train terminal Lorton
Units laying over. This were pretty but when the company went bankrupt, nobody wanted them.
Necessity and marketing are the mothers of some really fuggly equipment. This thing started as a tender and somehow acquired a steam generator or two, and diaphram. I hope someone at least saved... (more)
The ATC Sanford switcher shoves the hind end (cupola equipped auto rack) on to the passenger cars doubling the northbound train together.