The Superliner I fleet was built in 1979 by Pullman Standard. Amtrak's Superliners were based on the famous Budd built Hi-Levels operated by the Santa Fe railroad, for their El Capitan all-coach train. Amtrak passenger trains can run with a variety of car combinations, including lounge cars, dining cars, and sleepers on longer distance trains, with shorter trains running mostly coaches with perhaps a dining car and a coach/baggage car. Amtrak Superlines run all over the country (with the exception of the northeast corridor, where high roofs and low tunnel cielings pose a dangerous combination).
Perfectly suited to be pulled by Kato's EMD F40PH locomotives or GE P42 "Genesis" locomotives.
All details factory installed
Metal weights give prototypical heft and momentum
Optional included Kinematic couplers allow prototypical close coupling while still navigating tight radii
Superliners have full interior detailing and can be lit with optional 7-504 interior lighting kit (non-lounge only - use special #958048 to light the Lounge)
Passenger cars have tinted, flush windows
Designed to easily illuminate marker lights with optional light board #958046
Free rolling, detailed trucks with rotating bearing caps (Superliners and MHC's only) and shock absorber construction
Crisp, elegant detailing