When Amtrak took over the Santa Fe’s “Super Chief” train, it originally retained the name of the classic silver streamlined service. In 1974, the name was changed from “Super Chief” to “Southwest Limited”, a name it retained for 10 years before becoming the “Southwest Chief”.
Like the Super Chief, the Southwest Limited was made up of a mixture of ACF, Pullman and Budd-built stainless steel cars, the same basic consist as the original Santa Fe Train. Like the Santa Fe had done before it, Amtrak combined the ex-Super Chief and ex-El Capitan Hi-level cars in its Southwest Limited service, the single-level cars being used as the 1st class portion of the consist.
All cars are fully details and ready to roll with low flange wheels, KATO magnetic knuckle couplers and detailed interiors. All cars can be upgraded with 11-211/212 interior Lighting LED kits. While many cars are identical to their Santa Fe Super Chief predecessors, two car bodies have been newly tooled for this set - the Budd Pine Series sleeper and the Pullman Indian series sleeper.
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 25 May, 2016.