Auto Train: The Perfect Storm

Presented by Doug Riddell

On 01/21/2022 7:30 pm
On-line, free program open to the public. Registration will open on or about January 1st.

Love to travel by train? The concept of an auto ferry passenger train seemed simple when Eugene Garfield began putting his Auto-Train together. Most observers cannot understand how it failed. There has been no shortage of Monday morning quarterbacks who suggested possible changes that possibly could have saved the service. Some observers question why, with its success after being resurrected by Amtrak, similar operations have not been attempted. By examining and understanding the original concept, many of those queries can be answered. Join Doug Riddell as he looks at the original Auto-Train and its successor, the Amtrak Auto Train