Amtrak Car Diagrams

Superliner Equipment

Cars with two levels used primarily on Western US trains

Transition Sleeper

This car has both sleeper rooms for passengers on the upper level and sleeper rooms for the crew.

Transition Sleeper

Sleeper

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.

Superliner Sleeper

Deluxe Sleeper

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.

Deluxe Sleeper

Dining Car

Upstairs is for dining and the kitchen is on the lower level.

Superliner Dining Car

Sightseer Lounge

Huge windows on the top floor. The cafe is on the lower level.

Sightseer Lounge

Coach

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).

Coach

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.

Coach

 

 

Single Level Equipment

Single level trains are primarily used on the East coast

Viewliner Sleeper

Sleepers used on Eastern overnight trains.

Viewliner Sleeper

Dining Car

Dining cars used on single level long distance trains. These cars were inherited from other railroads in 1971 when Amtrak took over passenger service.

Single Level Dining Car

Amfleet/Horizon Cafe & Lounge Car

Lounge and cafe cars use on single level trains.

Single Level Cafe Lounge

Amfleet II Coach

Primarily used on long distance overnight trains.

Amfleet II Coach

Amfleet I Coach

Primarily used on non-overnight trains.

Amfleet I Coach

 

 

Surfliner Equipment

Two level cars used only in California service

Business Class Car

Business class is by reservation only.

Surfliner Business Class

Coach

Coach tickets are good on any Surfliner train.

Surfliner Coach

Cafe Car

This car has coach seating upstairs and a cafe downstairs.

Surfliner Cafe