New Amtrak Coaches?

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New Amtrak Coaches?
Posted by BLS53 on Saturday, December 31, 2022 3:16 PM

Maybe they've been around awhile and I just haven't seen them. Noticed them while in St. Louis on one of the Chicago trains. Taller and boxier than the old Amfleet cars. Have a certain "Lionel" toy like appearance. 















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Posted by chutton01 on Saturday, December 31, 2022 4:59 PM

Horizon Stock maybe - they are boxier than Amfleets, and marginally taller (~4in). Been around since the late 1980s, also used by SEPTA.

Also possibly Siemens Venture stock, also a bit boxy and marginally taller than Amfleet, around the midwest since 2020 I think? (looked again, wiki says 2022)


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Posted by ATSFGuy on Saturday, December 31, 2022 11:30 PM

Siemans Venture Stock is more likely.

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Posted by Sunnyland on Sunday, January 22, 2023 4:37 PM

i  have rode in them on River Runner to visit friend in KC.  Now that  train goes between Chi and KC with stop in St. Louis, where I live.  They can be very cold, the restrooms are nice and large, wider aisles seats are not as comfy and the glass door between coaches are OK.  I spent most of my time in cafe car talking to a conductor on that run that I know.  Lady who boarded in Chi said they were comfy until she got to St. L and someone must have turned a/c down Glad I had  a heavy sweater.  I actually like the older coaches better than I do the new ones

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