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Photography from the collection of Richard Wright

 
 

The Auto-Train approaches the Lorton, VA auto-train terminal near Washington, DC November 12, 1972.

Auto carriers were placed ahead of the passenger cars, an arrangement that only lasted a few years.

Photo: Richard Wright

 

 
 

Approaching Lorton November 12, 1972.

Photo: Richard Wright

 

 
 

Auto-Train 4004 and 4001 at the Lorton terminal November 12, 1972, four months before being lost in the same wreck.

Photo: Richard Wright

 
 

The Lorton, VA auto-train terminal November 12, 1972.

Photo: Richard Wright

 

 
 

RF&P superintendent's inspection train with auto-train steam generator car November 12, 1972.

Photo: Richard Wright

 
 

The Auto-Train approaches the Lorton terminal in February 1973.

Photo: Richard Wright

 
 

February 1973.

Photo: Richard Wright

 

 
 

February 1973.

Photo: Richard Wright

 
 

The Auto-Train approaches Lorton in March 1973 with locomotives 4001 and 4002 in the lead.

Within days 4001 would be lost.

Photo: Richard Wright

 

 
 

Domes -- and one car still painted UP yellow. March 1973.

Photo: Richard Wright

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