New Amfleet cars
mean expanded service for you.
By early 1978 Budd Corporation will have built 492 new Amfleet
passenger cars. Almost 8 continuous miles of gleaming stainless
steel equipment that will comprise nearly a quater of the entire
Amtrak passenger fleet.
GRAND NEW COMFORT
Amcoaches and Amcafe food service coaches are designed for maximum
passenger comfort at high operating speeds. Each car incorporates
all federal railroad safety standards and is backed by the lates
in railroad technology.
New Amcoach seats are designed for flexibility of capacity and
maximum relaxation. Each seat is wider than the normal first class
aircraft seat...richly upholstered and fully-reclining with spacious
center arm rests, with fold-down tables for seat-side dining.
For extra light, just flip on the individual, adjustable reading
lights above your seat.
All Amfleet cars include sound facilities for taped music, train
announcements and crew communications. Thermal and acoustical
insulation provide an exceptionally quiet interior and minimize
the transfer of heat through the car body.
Spacious, color-coordinated, carpeted interiors and an air and
coil spring suspension system offer maximum passenger comfort
at high operating speeds. Each Amcoach and Amcafe food service
coach features fluorescent lighting, electric heating and air
conditioning, tinted windows.
service is available to passengers purchasing hot and cold food
and beverages. Each Amcafe food service coach is equipped with
a full complement of perparation equipment, including microwave
and holding ovens, beverage dispensers, coffee makers, dry and
refrigerator/freezer storage areas and work and serving counters.
Lavatory facilities are provided for passengers in each Amcoach
HERE'S THE 'INSIDE STORY'
Principle Car Statistics
Length over Couplers...............85'4"
Height-Rail to Roof Top.........12'8"
Top of Rail to Step Level........17"
Top of Rail to Vestibule Floor.51 1/2"
Approximate Car Weights (ready-to-run):
The 492 cars purchased
by Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, are for
use in mainline serivce in the United States. The cars, interior
and exterior, are similar in design and appearence to the Metroliner
coaches and snak/bar coaches presently in operation in the Northeast
The new cars are designed for high-speed, locomotive-hauled service
at speeds up to 120 MPH. The 492 cars consist of 406 Amcoaches
and 86 Amcafe cars.
Amfleet trains are operated with energy-saving electric locomotives
between Washington, D.C. and New Haven, Conn., and specially designed
diesel-electric locomotives between New Haven, Conn., Boston,
Amtrak's new Amfleet equipment will replace virtually all daylight
equipment in the Eastern corridor by January 1, 1977...Amcafe
cars as well Amcoaches.
"Week of Wheels"
Tickets and tours available through Amtrak Travel Agents...look
in the Yellow Pages (under Railroads)