The modern Nippon Sharyo-built Gallery Bi-Level is based off of the same concept as the original Santa Fe "El Capitan" Bi-level design concept, whose success went on to inspire such double decker cars as Amtrak's Superliners and the Bombardier Bi-Level car which is also used in commuter service. Today, gallery Bi-Level cars such as those used by the Chicago Metra commuter service can be seen operating in several states across the United States, such as Virginia and California.
All cars and are DCC friendly, with FR11 decoders available for optional 11-211/212 Interior Lighting Kits with LED.
Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels on all Bi-level cars with all-wheel electrical pickup.
Equipped with Kato Knuckle Couplers.