N Scale: Amtrak® Baggage Car Phase VI

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During its beginnings, Amtrak inherited its passenger cars from other railroads. Old, steam heated and in dire need of upgrades, Amtrak set out to replace these cars in 1973 with the purchase of the first Amfleet cars from Budd. This initial batch of 492 cars were the Amfleet I - with a door and vestibule on either end (unlike their single-doored successor), these cars fell into a few different varieties but essentially broke down into coach and dinette variants. Despite the introduction of their newer cousins, Amfleet I's are still in use by Amtrak, primarily for shorter distance routes.

Amtrak® Baggage Car Ph VI

Baggage cars are a necessary part of any mid to long distance train as they provide room to store passenger luggage. Acquired by Amtrak® in the 70's many of Amtrak's "heritage" baggage cars are older than Amtrak itself - a tribute to their rugged and continued utility. Since they are single level cars, when these cars are utilized on Amtrak's Superliner® trains they are usually paired with a transition car such as Amtrack's Superliner II Transition sleeper.



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