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The auto-train corporation began a unique transportation experiment on December 6, 1971, when AT-1 departed Lorton, Va., for Sanford, Fl., with 15 cars of passenger and their automobiles. Passengers rode in luxury dome cars while their automobiles rode in special ex-CN autoracks. A Louisville, Ky., to Sanford segment was added May 24, 1974. A series of disasterous wrecks and financial mismanagement resulted in the last trains departing on April 30, 1981. Two years later, Amtrak revived the concept and still operates its Auto Train between Lorton and Sanford.

This group is dedicated to sharing model and prototype information about the original auto-train corporation. Pre-superliner Amtrak Auto Train information may also be discussed. ride the auto-train - you'll never drive all the way again!

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