Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Amtrak Questions

688 views
6 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    January, 2003
  • From: Ridgeville,South Carolina
  • 1,113 posts
Amtrak Questions
Posted by willy6 on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 3:48 PM

What is the proper seat color of Amtraks Superliners? I have some from Walthers that are somewhat a sand color, but it just didn't look right.

trains
  • Member since
    February, 2008
  • From: Potomac Yard
  • 1,756 posts
Posted by NittanyLion on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 4:59 PM

In the old days, burgundy. In the now, dark blue. 

  • Member since
    July, 2007
  • From: Massachusetts
  • 195 posts
Posted by Bundy74 on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 4:59 PM

When I rode the Empire Builder last June, all the seats were a darker blue, not quite navy.  This was true for the coach and the sleeper.  I don't recall the dining car seat color.

Modeling whatever I can make out of that stash of kits that takes up half my apartment's spare bedroom.

  • Member since
    August, 2003
  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
  • 4,486 posts
Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 7:01 PM

willy6
I have some from Walthers that are somewhat a sand color, but it just didn't look right.

Walthers uses that generic beige in all their lightweight stuff. They do a little better with the heavyweight cars using dark green and brown.

From my experience, if you decide to paint the interior, be sure to wash it very thoroughly. I found out that there is lots of silicone mold release left on them!

Here's a few interior photos:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superliner_(railcar)

and some from the '70s!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2016/03/29/amtrak-1970s/82346702/

and from Amtrak... somethin' special: (one shot of the brown scheme)

http://history.amtrak.com/blogs/blog/creating-somethin-special-a-short-history-of-the-superliners

and if that doesn't get you anywhere, there's always Google...

https://www.google.com/search?q=amtrak+superliner+interior+photos&biw=1344&bih=766&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi0k4vD28XSAhUK7YMKHRyuBVoQsAQIGQ&dpr=1.25

 

 

Good Luck, Ed

  • Member since
    November, 2015
  • 897 posts
Posted by ATSFGuy on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 7:31 PM

You can find photos of Superliner Car Interiors on Google.

  • Member since
    February, 2017
  • 219 posts
Posted by NYBW-John on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 7:42 PM

For as long as I can remember passenger car interiors from just about every manufacturer have been beige. I guess they figure it is a nice neutral color and most people aren't too concerned about it. People who want them to be accurate will paint the interiors themselves. I'm among the people to whom it doesn't matter.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • 3 posts
Posted by Bal-Sagoth on Monday, March 13, 2017 5:14 PM

Hi willy6.

This video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a1iHs30gEI

may be useful. It is an Amtrak training video from 1994 and shows the interiors of different Superliner coaches from this period.

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!
Popular on ModelRailroader.com
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Search the Community

ADVERTISEMENT
Find us on Facebook