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25th Anniversary of the Auto Train

10/23/2008 AT 07:59

For the past 25 years, Amtrak has provided service between two of the countries most popular tourist destinations Washington, DC and Orlando, Fla. via the Auto Train, eliminating nearly 900 miles of driving for travelers between the Northeast and all points in Florida. This unique service allows passengers to travel with their personal vehicles including cars, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, small boats or jet-skis and is the only such service in the U.S. As the longest passenger train in the world, the Auto Train travels with two locomotives and 40-plus passenger rail cars and vehicle carriers.

Each afternoon one Auto Train departs each from Lorton, Va. (near Washington, DC) and Sanford, Fla. (near Orlando). After serving a complimentary dinner all meals are covered in the price of the trip passengers may watch a movie or relax in the Lounge Car. While passengers travel in wide, comfortable seats, their vehicles make the 855-mile journey in enclosed vehicle carriers. Sleeping accommodations roomettes and bedrooms are also available.

To take advantage of the special Auto Train 25th Anniversary 25% discount as well as the many benefits travel on the Auto Train offers, log onto Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL on October 25th. The discount is available on regular (full) adult coach fare for mid-week travel (Tuesday or Wednesday) between February 3 and February 25, 2009. Reservations must be made on October 25th using discount code H784. Seating is limited and the offer may not be combined with any other discount. Other restrictions may apply.

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