Morgan Dean speaks with ‘Auto-Train’ author Doug Riddell

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Christmas will be here before you know it, and 8News has the perfect idea for the train lover on your list.

The new book “Auto-Train” chronicles the history of the auto train.


Retired Amtrak Locomotive Engineer Doug Riddel wrote the book and came to 8News studios to talk about his work.

On Saturday, November 5, Riddel will have a book signing from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bell Book and Candle store. The event will coincide with Ashland Train Day.

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