Experience the Auto Train – one of the most unusual trains on the entire Amtrak system. Passengers on this train not only bring their luggage, they bring their personal vehicles! Traveling between the Washington D.C. suburb of Lorton, Virginia and Sanford, Florida, the Auto Train offers vacationers a comfortable alternative to a lengthy road trip. In 1994, Pentrex explored the Auto Train’s entire operation from loading to unloading. Watch as vehicles are placed aboard special carriers and see how this long train is assembled.
Once underway, you’ll ride with the crew aboard the lead locomotive and will learn what makes this special train so unique. You’ll also view the train from trackside and will tour the interiors of many of the coaches in this consist. By the time the passengers are waking up and breakfasting in the full length domed dining car, the train has crossed into Florida and is sprinting toward Sanford. You’ll see the train being separated and the vehicles unloaded at the end of a fascinating journey. Join Pentrex and discover why passengers return year after year to ride the Auto Train!