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Old 12-07-2018, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default The Late Great Auto Train 1971 - 1981

It closed operations after two nasty derailments, one, I recall, caused
by a fractured axle at speed. A money maker, it was picked up by
Amtrak and is Amtrak's highest revenue service today. Automobiles
are not pleasant for long distance travel- I've done plenty, my opinion,
and by long distance, I mean over four to six hours. You drive round
the clock and not reach the other side of Texas for two days. This, if
it had more destinations, would be an ideal solution for many.

Mercifully short. Enjoy.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:49 PM   #2
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Lovely looking train Chops. Thanks for posting.
NURSE,the screens!
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