About: Doug Riddell

Richmond native Doug Riddell is a retired locomotive engineer and Amtrak company photographer, hired initially by the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1977. Originally a broadcaster, he occasionally comments on rail-related issues on network and cable news, as well as print media. He has authored several books, including “From the Cab: Stories From a locomotive engineer,” an outgrowth of Doug’s monthly “From the Cab” column, and the Auto-Train.

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