By Karen Rubin
From Long Island Eclectic Traveler Examiner, February 14, 2010
The double-decker Auto Train cars are awesome, forming the largest passenger train in the world.
The idea of long-distance train travel invariably evokes a sense of romance and nostalgia for the golden years when trains were the high-tech way to travel.
That spirit is still alive here in the United States in perhaps the most unexpected of places: Amtrak's AutoTrain, which travels nearly 900 miles between Lorton, Virginia (about 45 minutes outside of Washington D.C.), and Sanford, Florida (near Orlando)...