The concept of Auto-Train was a winner, as this service continues under Amtrak ownership up to today. That's almost 50 years of service. The photographic coverage starts in the beginning with the brash paint scheme of the equipment and the piecing together of train consists with used equipment from many former railroads which exited the passenger train market before and at the formation of Amtrak. The business plan worked and was successful with older steam-heated and cooled cars but new General Electric diesel locomotives.
The demise of the original Auto-Train has been agreed upon as the decision to have service to the midwest begin at Louisville rather than finding a route to get closer to Chicago. This title has a nice selection of photographs from all Auto-Train eras.
Introduction, pp. 2-5;
Equipment, pp. 6-23;
Facilities - Sanford, Florida, pp. 24-31;
A Personal Visit to Sanford on November, 15, 1975, pp. 32-39;
Facilities - Lorton, Virginia, pp. 4-51;
Auto-Train's Louisville Operation, pp. 52-57;
Onboard the Auto-Train, pp. 58-62;
Trackside Along Auto-Train's Route, pp. 63-76;
Amtrak's Auto-Train, pp. 77-128.
Morning Sun Books, hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., all-Color photographs.