Based off of the C&NW Bi-Level commuter cars, the Santa Fe's Hi-Level cars were the first of their kind to be used in long distance service, pioneering the concept of affordable, reliable service and providing the basis for today's modern Amtrak fleets.
Following Santa Fe's transferal of their passenger operations, Amtrak continued to operate the “El Capitan” and “Super Chief” trains in combined consists for a number of years before retiring the historic “El Capitan” name, adorning them in its then-new Phase I red, white and blue paint scheme.
All cars are fully details and ready to roll with low flange wheels, KATO magnetic knuckle couplers and detailed interiors. The trailing step-down coach is equipped with an illuminated marker light and drumhead, and all cars can be upgraded with 11-211/212 interior Lighting LED kits.
Officially licensed by Amtrak. Amtrak is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 13 March, 2013.