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1977 Amtrak journey - Part 4

After leaving Miami, it was back to Chicago for the third time, this time via the
now-long-defunct "Floridian", from Jacksonville to Chicago, which passed through
Nashville & Louisville. A local train connected to it from Miami. From Chicago I rode the rails
to Detroit, and then headed to Montreal (by bus unfortunately), and finally Boston.

Seaboard Coast Line switch engine, which set up the "Floridian" connecting local
train I took from Miami to Jacksonville, Florida (March 1, 1977).

Old baggage cart at Hollywood, FL, just north of Miami (3/1/77).

Our local Jacksonville-bound train making an intermediate stop in north central Florida (3/1/77).

Station stop of the Chicago-bound Floridian at Nashville, Tennessee (3/2/77).

Auto-Train car ramp at Louisville, KY (3/2/77).

Rear end of the combo caboose/auto carrier of Auto-Train Sanford-Louisville train,
combined with the Amtrak "Floridian" for its leg of the trip, at Louisville, KY (3/2/77).

Amtrak "Floridian" northbound, ready to leave the Louisville, KY Auto-Train station (3/2/77).

Auto-Train after uncoupling, at the Louisville, KY station (3/2/77).

At the north end of New Albany, Indiana, the Floridian does a bit of street running
on ex-MONON Railroad trackage (3/2/77).

Union Station, Detroit, Michigan, showing the trainshed area at the left (3/3/77).

Front view of Union Station, Detroit, Michigan, March 3, 1977.

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