Amtrak Auto Train Loads and Leaves Lorton, Virginia | Northern Virginia Railfan

I spent a day with my grandfather railfanning the Amtrak Auto Train yard in Lorton, Virginia. One day I will film part 2: The riding experience!
=== Train Information ===
Date: 3/30/15
Location: Lorton, Virginia
Train Number: P053
Engine number(s):
- P42DC #832
- P42DC #814
Cars: 50 (17 sleepers, 33 autoracks)
Direction: South
Destination: Sanford, Florida

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    • Railfan Rowan
      Railfan Rowan

      Who's watching in 2018!?!?! Thank you so much for your support! Remember to subscribe and share!

      about 1 year ago
    • Full Red Dot SiGhT
      Full Red Dot SiGhT In reply to Railfan Rowan

      Watching in2019

      about 9 months ago
    • Murdoch493
      Murdoch493 In reply to Railfan Rowan

      I'm not... ;D

      about 11 months ago
    • Alaconuriss
      Alaconuriss In reply to Railfan Rowan

      im in 2019

      about 11 months ago
    • ItzMeAuzi13 Yt
      ItzMeAuzi13 Yt In reply to Railfan Rowan


      about 11 months ago
    • harry Bobb
      harry Bobb In reply to Railfan Rowan

      You should do a video on how they open the doors automobile rail cars to unload them from the rear of rail car

      about 11 months ago
    • Nick

      wow lucky you to be the only place in the country to get this service. Amtrak FAIL!!!

      about 8 months ago
    • ricecakeFTW

      So why load a car on the train again?

      about 8 months ago
    • Chesapeake & Seaboard Productions
      Chesapeake & Seaboard Productions

      Just a good ol' GE fan here, waiting for the Auto Train to have 2 Dash 8s.

      about 8 months ago
    • Greg LaPlante
      Greg LaPlante

      Never see anything like that before.

      about 8 months ago
    • CTB rail
      CTB rail

      2:00 to 2:10 that shunted is dying

      about 8 months ago
    • Dieguns17


      about 8 months ago
    • joemc111

      Nicely put together, but am I paying anything out of my pocket For someone to ride this train to Florida?

      about 8 months ago
    • The Jamers
      The Jamers

      where the cars going ?

      about 8 months ago
    • ybtutube

      Thanks for putting this vid together and posting it. Planning to take the Auto Train from FL to VA in a few weeks. The vid gave me lots of details I was looking for including (and most importantly to moi) that I can keep my roof rack cargo on top of my Subaru Outback for my drive down to FL. See minute 4:44. So thanks much.

      about 8 months ago
    • citizen23606

      Probably going to be taking this at Christmas and drive the rest the way from the final stop to port everglades

      about 9 months ago
    • Cole Bevans
      Cole Bevans

      That guy leaning in between cars at 11:10 is pretty sketchy, great way to get yourself crushed if you trip and get caught between the knuckles. No way am I doing that while the train is moving

      about 9 months ago
    • Jacksonville Productions
      Jacksonville Productions

      13:36 13:36 13:36 13:36

      about 9 months ago
    • Jacksonville Productions
      Jacksonville Productions


      about 9 months ago
    • nicktrainfan1550

      Who’s watching in 2019?

      about 9 months ago
    • James Kirk
      James Kirk

      So can i take my car on the sametrain as me and pick it up at my destination ? that sounds cool

      about 9 months ago
    • Joe D
      Joe D

      Amtrak has really missed out on the boat and revenue for decades by where this train runs. Lorton to Sanford? They should've run it to NYC and if not, somewhere on the NJ side and all the way down to Hialeah, Fl. There are so many snowbirds, especially the elderly, who want their car when they're in Florida but don't want to make the drive but even driving from the Northeast to Virginia is too much for them. In S. Florida, a lot of the elderly were forced to use car services to drive their autos back and forth, money they would've gladly paid for the Auto Train.

      about 10 months ago
    • ACID INK
      ACID INK

      i couldent do it allowing someone else to drive my car mmmmno but I do like how the motorcycles get stored would be a fun trip half bike half train!

      about 10 months ago
    • Wilfstor

      When I first saw the smoke I thought. Wait I thought Amtrak got rid of their alco switchers. No Its still an Alco but wearing a dash 8 body.

      about 10 months ago

      Excelent video

      about 10 months ago
    • ztmsl

      Now try this one in Germany. Riding on top of the train, across the sea :-)

      about 10 months ago
    • trainfan1287 The Roblox Train Fan!
      trainfan1287 The Roblox Train Fan!

      XD Car Alarm at 13:37

      about 10 months ago
    • Rob C.
      Rob C.

      I always wondered ? Now I know. Thanks.

      about 10 months ago
    • JayJay Aviation
      JayJay Aviation

      You use Unstoppable music for the intro! Noice

      about 11 months ago
    • Well Hello
      Well Hello

      All them snow birds

      about 11 months ago
    • harry Bobb
      harry Bobb

      Amtrak you suck they stopped the 611 steam locomotive from doing any excursions again they need to stop doing that to such a beautiful steam locomotive and let the 611 ride the rails when ever she wants

      about 11 months ago
    • Crazcompart

      I didn't know Amtrak even hauled automobiles...

      about 11 months ago
    • trainz123m

      So how much dose it cost to take your vehicles?

      about 11 months ago
    • Andrew Wardle
      Andrew Wardle

      Thanks for this, I found it very informative and fun. I have been hanging out on the La Grange site and see the car carriages often but wondered how they do it from the Ford Factory in louiseville. Now i know! Oh and it is December 28 2018 at the time of typing.

      about 11 months ago
    • John Sin
      John Sin

      Thanks for posting, I enjoyed it.

      about 11 months ago