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Rob Furney Jr's Collection
 
2/22/2019
 
 
 
 
 
By:Rob Furney Jr
Dates:6/3/2006 - 6/3/2006
Album Info:The new station and facilities at Lorton, VA, are really something. It puts Sanford to shame to be sure.
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Auto Train Station
Title:  Auto Train Station
Description:  The new waiting area at Lorton. This is without a doubt the most impressive new station on the Eastern lines.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 8:12:42 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Views:  184   Comments: 0
Northbound Pigs
Title:  Northbound Pigs
Description:  Before we can check out the inside, the sound of horns call us trackside, and we find a TrucTrain highballing North.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 8:13:18 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Views:  308   Comments: 0
Amtrak Switcher
Title:  Amtrak Switcher
Description:  Amtrak's SW1500 moves some surplus Autoracks out on to the departing track to deadhead back to Sanford. The bottle of glass cleaner hanging from the grab iron is interesting.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 8:14:39 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Locomotives:  AMTK 540(SW1500)
Views:  579   Comments: 0
Auto Loaders
Title:  Auto Loaders
Description:  The Auto Loaders are ready to receive their passengers.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 8:15:45 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
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Views:  183   Comments: 0
Amtrak Regional
Title:  Amtrak Regional
Description:  An Amtrak regional zips past the Auto Train station. This is the first B32-8W I've ever seen, and with the addition of ACC, they are showing up more and more on the old RF&P.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 8:17:36 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Locomotives:  AMTK 514(B32-8WH)
Views:  463   Comments: 1
Amtrak Regional
Title:  Amtrak Regional
Description:  Markers in place as P060 rounds the curve to an on time stop at Alexandria.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 8:18:38 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
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Views:  140   Comments: 0
Patiently waiting
Title:  Patiently waiting
Description:  540 and crew wait patiently as another announcement comes in that Auto Train is now 2 hours late.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 8:20:10 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Locomotives:  AMTK 540(SW1500)
Views:  780   Comments: 0
Southbound Local
Title:  Southbound Local
Description:  An old B&O GP40-2 leads a sister South with a local freight bound for ACCA Yard. Puts me in mind of the old RF&P seeing matched 4-axles rolling by.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 8:22:15 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Locomotives:  CSX 6341(GP40-2)
Views:  262   Comments: 1
Amtrak's Auto Train
Title:  Amtrak's Auto Train
Description:  The Auto Train finally arrives at Lorton a little past 10:30.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 8:59:41 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Locomotives:  AMTK 19(P42DC)
Views:  1784   Comments: 1
Auto Train Autoracks
Title:  Auto Train Autoracks
Description:  The Genesis units haven't even come to a complete stop yet, and the little SW1500 is already bringing the first set of Autoracks around to be unloaded.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:01:01 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
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Views:  135   Comments: 0
Autoracks
Title:  Autoracks
Description:  The first set of Autoracks is being backed in to the loading dock.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:02:31 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  295   Comments: 0
Amtrak 540
Title:  Amtrak 540
Description:  The Brakeman waits for 540 to drop the autoracks and pull forward again so he can throw the switch for the next set of cars.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:03:57 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 540(SW1500)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
Amtrak 540
Title:  Amtrak 540
Description:  The 540 heads off for more cars.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:05:02 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 540(SW1500)
Views:  450   Comments: 0
Amtrak 540
Title:  Amtrak 540
Description:  540 backs the last set of autoracks in to the loading dock.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:06:26 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 540(SW1500)
Views:  374   Comments: 0
Resting
Title:  Resting
Description:  Her job done, Amtrak 540 shuts down for the afternoon. Meanwhile, 19 and 15 head down to the service bays.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:08:03 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 540(SW1500) AMTK 15(P42DC)
Views:  495   Comments: 0
Auto Train Facility
Title:  Auto Train Facility
Description:  This is a neat new sculpture inside the waiting room made from old rails and a wheel.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:09:19 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
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Views:  95   Comments: 0
Platform
Title:  Platform
Description:  Between rain showers, I walked down to the end of the platform. This new station was built so that the Auto Train would not have to be broken up to fit in the station. Now, only the auto racks are cut out when the train arrives.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:11:59 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
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Views:  121   Comments: 0
Auto Train Station
Title:  Auto Train Station
Description:  I-95 passes by high on the left while Auto Train gets cleaned out from top to bottom.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:13:15 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
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Views:  109   Comments: 0
I-95
Title:  I-95
Description:  We counted at least three times when sirens screamed by the station, and traffic came to a complete standstill. Meanwhile we enjoyed a light lunch and an afternoon of trainwatching before heading back to Florida.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:14:14 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
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Views:  105   Comments: 0
Some interesting facts
Title:  Some interesting facts
Description:  A sign explains some of the interesting facts about Auto Train.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:15:36 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
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Views:  194   Comments: 0
Auto Loaders
Title:  Auto Loaders
Description:  Almost loaded up and ready to go.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:18:35 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
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Views:  134   Comments: 0
CSX GEVO
Title:  CSX GEVO
Description:  A brand new ES44DC heads North with an AC4400 by the Auto Train station.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:20:14 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5387(ES44DC)
Views:  347   Comments: 0
Empty Dumpsters
Title:  Empty Dumpsters
Description:  Empty trash cars roll back to NY.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:21:11 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
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Views:  161   Comments: 0
Amtrak Genisis units
Title:  Amtrak Genisis units
Description:  It's 2 o'clock, and 19 and 15 roll out of the service bays to hook on to the Auto Train.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:22:06 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 15(P42DC) AMTK 19(P42DC)
Views:  529   Comments: 0
Another GEVO
Title:  Another GEVO
Description:  Another brand new ES44DC heads south as loading begins on the Auto Train.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:23:24 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5232(ES44DC)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
Railway Terminals
Title:  Railway Terminals
Description:  We leave Lorton with one last look at the hanging sculpture. I really like the inscription.
Photo Date:  6/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 9:24:27 PM
Location:  Lorton, VA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
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Views:  103   Comments: 0


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