Auto-Train Corporation (reporting mark AUT) was a privately owned railroad which used its own rolling stock, and traveled on rails leased from major railroads along the route of its trains, serving central Florida from points in the Mid-Atlantic region near Washington, DC, and the Mid-West near Louisville, Kentucky, during the 1970s. Despite popularity of the service on its primary route, which parallels busy Interstate 95 along much of the eastern coast of the United States in 5 states, the company failed financially after operating almost 10 years. After a hiatus, a similarly named and operated service (Auto Train) was begun under the government-financed Amtrak in 1983, which became one of railroad's most popular services.
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... Operating for almost ten years, Auto-Train had developed a popular following, particularly among older travelers, as it ferried passengers and their cars between Virginia and ... No one else offered a service quite like that of Auto-Train Corporation until, after a gap of almost two years, service was revived by Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation), a ...
... The original Auto-Train operated on Seaboard Coast Line Railroad and Richmond, Fredericksburg Potomac tracks ... It was operated by Auto-Train Corporation, a privately owned railroad founded by Eugene K ... The equipment of the Auto-Train Corporation was painted in red, white, and purple colors ...
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