Auto-Train, Virginia (Images of Rail Series)

Auto-Train, Virginia (Images of Rail Series)

by Wally Ely
     
 


Although most Americans have heard of the Auto Train, many have uncertain ideas regarding what it is and where it operates. The "longest passenger train in the world" provides a luxury auto-ferry service between Lorton, Virginia, and Sanford, Florida. The original Auto-Train Corporation, founded by Dr. Eugene Garfield, struggled financially in spite of its immense… See more details below

Overview


Although most Americans have heard of the Auto Train, many have uncertain ideas regarding what it is and where it operates. The "longest passenger train in the world" provides a luxury auto-ferry service between Lorton, Virginia, and Sanford, Florida. The original Auto-Train Corporation, founded by Dr. Eugene Garfield, struggled financially in spite of its immense popularity. The company faced numerous crises, including financial setbacks and equipment problems due to damages that occurred during several derailments, which led to the corporation's demise in 1981. Although the corporation sold off its corporate assets, the concept was revived when Amtrak added the Auto Train service to its East Coast schedule. Images of Rail: Auto-Train presents photographs from the early operations to today, including pictures from the Amtrak era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738567853
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/04/2009
Series:
Images of Rail Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,439,505
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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