Amtrak's first new long-distance passenger coaches are now rolling off production lines at Pullman-Standard's plant in Hammond, Ind. Running tests are under way. Cars feature a two-level design which makes extensive use of modules for passenger accomodation and service equipment. Using standard components in key areas, it has been possible to build five different versions in a standard body shell. The different cars are: intermediate-distance coach/baggage; long-distance coach; dining car; sleeping car; and cafe-lounge car. All cars will be introduced progressively on transcontinental routes in fixed sets because their head- end power requirement makes them incompatible with existing equipment.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Accession Number: 00157509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM