associated with the AFT:
Ford inaugurated the AFT at Alexandria, VA in December 1974 (speaking
from the back platform of the Preamble Express).
and Porter Wagoner sang "Here Comes the Freedom Train"
especially for the AFT.
a lifelong railfan, would later record the same song.
Hank Aaron visited
the train in Detroit and greeted the 1,000,000th visitor.
and Fritz Mondale rode the train into Minneapolis.
and astronaut Buzz Aldrin visited the train in Anaheim.
rode the train from her home in Gettysburg.