RailPictures.Net Photo: AT 4002 Auto-Train Corporation GE U36B at Elmont, Virginia by Extra 127 South
 
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Auto-Train Corporation (more..)
GE U36B (more..)
RF&P Main Line (more..)
Elmont, Virginia, USA (more..)
January 07, 1978
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AT 4002 (more..)
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I always wondered what it felt like, after a wonderful vacation in Florida, to wake up, look out the window, and see weather like this. Reality check. Northbound AT-4 was passing by the old general store in Elmont, VA on January 7, 1978, led by battered U36Bs No's. 4002 and 4007. If the frame looks bent on the baggage/steam generator car, it is because it was. By this time things weren't going well for Auto Train. Between derailments and a failed service to Louisville, cash was tight. The frame was bent in a derailment and the car was deemed safe to use. That said, it still didn't instill a feeling of confidence.
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1970s virginia

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i was born in virginia in 1972. when i think of railroads that shaped the commonwealth. i think of railroads like, SCL, N&W and southern. this is a tribute to those wonderful days gone by and for those who remember it well.
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