Amtrak Car Diagrams
Cars with two levels used primarily on Western US trains
This car has both sleeper rooms for passengers on the upper level and sleeper rooms for the crew. There are at least two other variations of this car, but they are all similar.
This car is for sleeper passengers only. It has bedrooms (A-E) on the upper level, roomettes (1-14) on both levels and a family room (15) and a hadicap room (H) on the lower level.
Sleeper used only on the Auto Train. It has only bedrooms (A-E, J-N) on the upper level, roomettes (11-14), a family room (15) and a hadicap room (H) on the lower level.
Upstairs is for dining and the kitchen is on the lower level.
Huge windows on the top floor. The cafe is on the lower level.
Car for coach passengers. Main seating is upstairs. Many coaches have lower level seating as well. Some have no lower level seating and instead have a baggage area (coach-baggage car).
Pacific Palour Car
This car is found only on the Coast Starlight. This lounge is for sleeping car passengers only. These cars were inherited from the Santa Fe railroad in 1971 when Amtrak took over passenger service. Technically, it is not a Superliner, it is considered Heritage equipment. Santa Fe called them Hi-Levels.
Single Level Equipment
Single level trains are primarily used on the East coast
Sleepers used on Eastern overnight trains.
Dining cars used on single level long distance trains. These cars were inherited from other railroads in 1971 when Amtrak took over passenger service.
Amfleet/Horizon Cafe & Lounge Car
Lounge and cafe cars use on single level trains.
Amfleet II Coach
Primarily used on long distance overnight trains.
Amfleet I Coach
Primarily used on non-overnight trains.
Two level cars used only in California service
Business Class Car
Business class is by reservation only.
Coach tickets are good on any Surfliner train.
This car has coach seating upstairs and a cafe downstairs.