Amtrak 53 is the Flagship train of the east on Amtrak's system, seen here with 3 motors.
Auto Train was 2 hours late making for a photo op in daylight. Three motors as of late on this train.
Amtrak 53 running late blasting out of Seville as Maryann gets her shots
The Auto Train!
World famous Auto Train rolls southward.
Amtrak 53 blasts south of Seville on a warm morning.
Amtrak 53 crests the hill in Seville.
Amtrak's Auto Train running a bit late rolls through rural Volusia county.
Welcome to Florida! - Amtrak 53 brings the very first visit of an Amtrak Charger to Florida in the morning sun. I think the twilight years of the P42 and P40 is approaching.
Running a little bit late Amtrak's eastern Flagship, Autotrain hustles past the fern farms of Seville, Florida. Word is that Siemens chargers will be coming soon which may change this scene.
Auto Train races through Seville in the morning.
Very rare, a heritage motor leads Auto train south, though they have done it a few times in the other direction. Seen approaching Seville. The last time this happened with in 2013.
It's rare for Auto Train to be late, more rare is a heritage motor on this train. On the way north one of the P40's failed which resulted in a swap with 98, that had 184. Stuck on the way back.
My husband told me that an Amtrak heritage engine would lead Auto Train. That made me decide to take the afternoon yoga class instead of the morning one. First time I got this one.
Amtrak 53 races through rural Seville a few days after Amtrak's 44th birthday. After a week of unsettled weather we catch a spell of pleasant dry air, warm days and cool nights.