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Photography from the collection of Marty Bernard

 
 

The brand new auto-train Lorton, VA Terminal. At this point it is still just a collection of tents and prefab buildings.

Image: Marty Bernard January 7, 1972

 

 
 

Locomotives 4003 and 4000 seen at Lorton, VA. The RF&P mainline is on the far side of the locomotives.

Image: Marty Bernard January 7, 1972

 
 

The auto-train approaches Lorton.

Image: Marty Bernard March 15, 1972

 
 

Passing an RF&P freight.

Image: Marty Bernard March 15, 1972

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Six full domes.

Image: Marty Bernard March 15, 1972

 

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Business car 15, leased from the Southern Railway.

Image: Marty Bernard March 15, 1972

 
 

Preparing to switch the train off the RF&P mainline.

Image: Marty Bernard March 15, 1972

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Locomotive 4002 at Lorton.

Image: Marty Bernard March 15, 1972

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North of Ashland, VA.

In the early days of the auto-train the auto-carrier cars ran ahead of the passenger cars.

Image: Marty Bernard March 25, 1972

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North of Ashland, VA. 4002 and 4004 lead the way.

Image: Marty Bernard March 25, 1972

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North of Ashland, VA. A steam generator brings up the rear.

Image: Marty Bernard March 25, 1972

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At Gum Tree, VA.

Image: Marty Bernard June 24, 1972

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