The Superliner I fleet was built in 1979 by Pullman Standard. Amtrak's Superliners were based on the famous Budd built Hi-Levels operated by the Santa Fe railroad, for their El Capitan all-coach train. Amtrak passenger trains can run with a variety of car combinations, including lounge cars, dining cars, and sleepers on longer distance trains, with shorter trains running mostly coaches with perhaps a dining car and a coach/baggage car. Amtrak Superlines run all over the country with the exception of the northeast corridor, where high roofs and low tunnel ceilings pose a dangerous combination.
- Perfectly suited to be pulled by Kato's EMD F40PH locomotives or GE P42 'Genesis' locomotives.
- All details factory installed
- Metal weights give prototypical heft and momentum
- Optional included Kinematic couplers allow prototypical close coupling while still navigating tight radii
- Superliners have full interior detailing and can be lit with optional 7-504 Interior Lighting Kit
- Passenger cars have tinted, flush windows
- Designed to easily illuminate marker lights with optional light board #958046
- Free rolling, detailed trucks with rotating bearing caps Superliners and MHC's only and shock absorber construction
- Crisp, elegant detailing