America's Trains acquires rights to and rehabilitates older passenger train cars.
Comprehensive knowledge includes access to public and private information about virtually every car in the USA, Canada and Mexico that can be economically repaired to meet Amtrak standards with like new interiors.
To the extent possible, car construction and mechanical equipment is standardized to enhance ongoing maintenance and operating requirements.
Depending on its condition, it takes from three to six months to fully renovate a car. Repairs are done in Texas, managed by extremely qualified and Amtrak certified personnel.
In addition to Amtrak and other technical designations, cars are identified by their individual names. Several cars travel as a Train Set and include adequate crew quarters. Additional self sufficient private cars travel alone or as part of a Train set. Initial, already scheduled cars will include the following:
Other cars have already been selected and will follow on a continuous basis over a five year period until about 60 are in service.
- "Snoozer" - Sleeping car with six Master Suites.
- "Siesta" - Sleeping car with six Master Suites.
- "Slumber" - Sleeping car with six Master Suites.
- ”Solitude” - Sleeping car with five Master Suites and a small lounge.
- "Horizon" - Dome car with three Master Suites, kitchen, dining area, bar and lounge, and an upper level lounge.
- "Epicure" - Dining, Lounge car with two Master Suites.
- "Erie 400" - Private car with two deluxe bedrooms, and a comfotbaale third sleeping/sitting room. The Erie 400 was originally built for J.P. Morgan, an owner of the Erie railroad.
- "Hideaway" - Private car with three deluxe bedrooms.
- "Celebration" - Activity car featuring bar, lounge and entertainment amenities.
Photographs of cars will be inserted on web pages and be available when improvements make them appropriately photogenic.