On Amtrak's 50th birthday Autotrain heads northward
Happy 50th Amtrak! Northbound Auto Train makes time through Satsuma in rural Putnam County.
Amtrak's Flagship of the east departs Sanford.
Auto Train starts it's long journey north. This once was the massive "Rand Yard" a huge yard when SCL was here. Over time the yard grew into disuse until Sunrail put their facility here.
Auto train winds out of Sanford passing Sunrail's HQ which have given new life Rand Yard. Now Amtrak and Sunrail dominate the scene as CSX has moved most through trains to the S line.
Auto train weaves out of the rebuilt Rand Yard now home of Sunrail.
Auto train snakes out of Rand Yard. This rail yard is getting a rebirth as Sunrail is building one of their facilities here, visible in the distance.
Amtrak 52 blasts north through the fern country of western Volusia county on this usually cool day in Florida.
A kayak paddle of one hour brings the first views of Buffalo Bluff bridge to Railpictures.net. Here we catch Auto train rumbling across the bridge, one of 4 trains seen in about 2 hours here.
Check out the elephant style lash up of the P40's unusual for Auto train.
Amtrak 52 departs as CSX K749 heads south after working Rand Yard. Daytime freights are tougher to get here after Sunrail started running in 2014.
A rare guest in today's Auto train: AMTK 511, a P32BWH.
AMTK PO52 crossing McGirts Creek Bridge, just like every day.