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N Scale - American Limited - 8306 - Accessories

Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number 8306
Original Retail Price $19.95
Brand American Limited
Manufacturer American Limited
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside Set
Prototype Passenger Car, Lightweight, Amtrak Superliner (Details)
Prototype Description Accessories
Road or Company Name N/A (Details)
Paint Color(s) Not Painted
Kit Complexity Easy-Build
Item Category Accessories
Model Type Passenger Car
Model Subtype Streamlined Smoothside
Model Variety Set
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)

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Specific Item Information: N Diaphragms for ConCor Superliners, 6 car set (gray).
Phase II or III with MicroTrains® #1129 or Rapido® Couplers.
Kits have instructions to help install the diaphragms on any appropriate car.

Prototype History: The Superliner is a type of bilevel intercity railroad passenger car used by Amtrak, the national rail passenger carrier in the United States. Amtrak ordered the cars to replace older single-level cars on its long-distance trains in the Western United States. The design was based on the Budd Hi-Level vehicles, employed by the Santa Fe Railway on its El Capitan trains. Pullman-Standard built 284 cars, known as Superliner I, in 1975–1981; Bombardier Transportation built 195, known as Superliner II, in 1991–1996. The Superliner I cars were the last passenger cars built by Pullman.

Car types include coaches, dining cars, lounges, and sleeping cars. Most passenger spaces are on the upper level, which feature a row of windows on both sides. The Sightseer Lounge observation cars have distinctive floor-to-ceiling windows on the upper level. Boarding is on the lower level; passengers climb up a center stairwell to access the upper level.

The first Superliner I cars entered service in February 1979, with deliveries continuing through 1981. Amtrak assigned the cars to both long-distance and short-distance trains in the Western United States. The first permanent assignment, in October 1979, was to the Chicago–Seattle Empire Builder. Superliner II deliveries began in 1993; the additional cars enabled the retirement of the aging Hi-Level cars and the assignment of Superliners to trains in the Eastern United States. Tunnel clearances prevent their use on the Northeast Corridor.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History: Not Applicable, Irrelevant, Undetermined, Indeterminable.

Brand/Importer Information: American Limited Models, a division of San Juan Car Company, Inc. is owned and directed by Bob Staat, member of the Model Railroad Hall of Fame, and John Engstrom, former marketing director of a major model railroad manufacturer.

Item created by: Powderman on 2018-02-25 13:29:01. Last edited by gdm on 2018-04-12 11:08:03

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