LEC USA 2001 Amtrak National Railroad Passenger Corporation Battery Operated Train Set
LEC USA 2001 Amtrak National Railroad Passenger Corporation
Complete with true-to-life details and featuring popular train models from different eras, these battery-powered scale model train sets from LEC USA are also simple to put together and enjoy. This Amtrak National Railroad Passenger Corporation Battery Operated Train Set is powered by the P42 Engine electric diesel developed by GE. Lightweight, aerodynamic and of single form design it is much more efficient than older engines and they are powered bay V-16 diesel engine that produces 4250 units of horsepower. The max speed of a life-size P42 is 110 MPH!
- Brand: LEC USA
- ASIN: B014LQR9V6
- UPC: 889234000013
Amtrak Across America: An Illustrated History
Amtrak Across America: An Illustrated
Amtrak is an essential part of America’s transportation system for over 28 million passengers. Amtrak Across America profiles every line from the past and present. Whether it was a legacy Streamliner of the pre-Amtrak era -- Champions, Chiefs, Eagles, Rockets, Zephyrs – or today’s modern Acela Express, or even one of the anticipated, high speed, “corridor trains”, they’re all here. With evocative photos, postcards, memorabilia and other collateral, this book is a journey through the past 40 years of Amtrak across America, and all the preceding rail lines that transformed the nation. This expanded edition has new information on all Amtrak's routes making this useful for anyone thinking of riding the rails.
- ASIN: 1583883509
Amtrak F40PH - 1976 diecast 1:160 scale locomotive model (Amercom LN-1)
Daron Worldwide Trading Daron Amtrak Wooden Train Set (20 Piece)
Daron Worldwide Trading Daron Amtrak Wooden Train Set
This new officially licensed Amtrak 20 piece wooden train set from Daron has realistic Amtrak markings. It is compatible with other wooden train sets. Includes 10 pcs of track, 2 train cars and one building and 6 pieces of scenery. Compatible with other wooden train sets.
- Brand: Daron
- ASIN: B01D6OD9QS
- UPC: 830715007618
Wooden Amtrak Train Acela Train 5 Car Set Compatible with other Railroads
Wooden Amtrak Train Acela Train 5 Car Set
High quality wooden construction, premium hardwood, non-toxic paint, plastic and steel - Compatible with all wooden train track styles, Thomas, Brio, and Plan City track sets - Add your favorite railroad line to your child's train track. Amtrak Wooden RailwayTM trains are highly detailed toys based on specific prototypes that are part of the Amtrak system. Whether reliving fond memories of a past trip or sparking the imagination of a future journey yet to come, these toys are fun for kids big and small (ages 3 and up). Due to the handmade process of the production of these toys, slight variation may occur from piece to piece. Compatible with all major brands of wooden toy trains and tracks, track not included.
- Brand: Amtrak
- ASIN: B072C5D8SB
- UPC: 688947747754
Milwaukee Road Passenger Train Services: From the Hiawatha to Amtrak and Beyond
Milwaukee Road Passenger Train Services: From the Hiawatha
Author Pat Dorin gives an excellent overview of The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific passenger trains starting with the streamlined, steam-hauled Hiawatha and following the story through to the introduction of Amtrak and beyond. Cars are covered in detail as well as motive power. Reproduced timetables and ads give a good feel for the passenger era. Modellers, Milwaukee Road fans, and passenger train devotees will all find material of interest in this general overview of the period and the great service of the Milwaukee Road.
- Brand: Brand: TLC Publishing
- ASIN: 1883089921
Kato USA Model Train Products N Amtrak Southwest Limited 8-Car Set with Display Unitrack
Kato USA Model Train Products N Amtrak Southwest
When Amtrak took over the Santa Fe's "Super Chief" train, it originally retained the name of the classic silver streamlined service. In 1974, the name was changed from "Super Chief" to "Southwest Limited", a name it retained for 10 years before becoming the "Southwest Chief". Like the Super Chief, the Southwest Limited was made up of a mixture of ACF, Pullman and Budd-built stainless steel cars, the same basic consist as the original Santa Fe Train. Like the Santa Fe had done before it, Amtrak combined the ex-Super Chief and ex-El Capitan Hi-level cars in its Southwest Limited service, the single-level cars being used as the 1st class portion of the consist. All cars are fully details and ready to roll with low flange wheels, KATO magnetic knuckle couplers and detailed interiors. All cars can be upgraded with 11-211/212 interior Lighting LED kits. While many cars are identical to their Santa Fe Super Chief predecessors, two car bodies have been newly tooled for this set - the Budd Pine Series sleeper and the Pullman Indian series sleeper.
- Brand: Kato USA Model Train Products
- ASIN: B01GKNR72E
Maxim Enterprise Inc Express Train Set
Maxim Enterprise Inc Express Train
Express Train. This New Express train comes complete with 2 engine and 1 car. Made from 1% hardwoods. Comes complete with all pieces shown in the above picture. Compatible with Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway, Brio and other fine Wooden Train Sets and Accessories. Backed by Maxim Enterprises product lifetime guarantee.
- Brand: Maxim Enterprise INC
- ASIN: B0006N6ZDC
- UPC: 647069504010
American Passenger Trains: WWII to Amtrak
American Passenger Trains: WWII to
Passenger Trains played an important role in the growth of traveling across America or to the nearest city—the height of its service after WWII until the start up of Amtrak. This book provides railroad hobbyists, historians, museum operators, and transportation instructors and planners with information about the types of train services and operations in various corridors, such as Chicago – Milwaukee; the overnight and daytime long distance service; transcontinental trains, and the various types of local trains on both main lines and branch lines. The book reviews the types of sleeping car, coach, parlor car, food and beverage services available at that time. The equipment and service such as vista dome coaches, dining and lounge cars with many types of meals and beverages, sleeping accommodations and coach seats including reclining and leg rests were drawing cards for passenger traffic. This historic review, including train schedules and advertisements, provides information on train consists which is valuable for creating model railroad layout size trains.
- ASIN: 1583882324
Bachmann Industries Inc. Amtrak Budd Passenger Car 85' Amfleet I Acela Regional Cafe (Lighted Interior) - N Scale
All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide
All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel
Written both for veteran train travelers and those considering their first rail journey, this guide book will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and lots of information about how railroads operate. The author explains how individual trains are operated and offers tips on booking trips, finding the lowest fares, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, and whom to tip and how much. This revised fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much, much more, making it the ultimate guide to American train travel and its unique history and culture.
- ASIN: 1569761760
Kato USA Model Train Products P42, Amfleet and Viewliner Intercity Express Phase VI, 4-Unit Set
Kato USA Model Train Products P42, Amfleet and
P42 INTERCITY EXPRESS PHASE VI Modeling the shorter distance (and northeast corridor) Intercity passenger cars - the Amfleet II and Viewliner sleeper, respectively - these cars and accompanying locomotives are decorated in Amtrak's most current paint scheme, the Phase VI (also known as "IVb"), which marries modern aesthetic simplicity with the traditional Amtrak red, white, and blue stripes. Features: 1 GE P42 'Genesis' Amtrak Phase Vb (Modern Paint Version) #150 1 Amfleet II Coach Amtrak Phase VI #25035 1 Amfleet II Coach Amtrak Phase VI #25101 1 Viewliner Sleeper Amtrak Phase VI #62004 WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - SMALL PARTS! NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3.
- Brand: Kato USA Model Train Products
- ASIN: B005NMH3JG
Vulnerability of the United States Railroad System to Terrorist Attacks: Risks to Amtrak Passenger Trains, Tank Cars, Cyber Attacks, Historic Lac-Megantic Oil Train Derailment, Screening Measures
Vulnerability of the United States Railroad System to
This research focused on the vulnerability of the United States railroad system to terrorist attacks. This research of the railroad system was restricted to long-distance passenger rail (Amtrak) and freight rail. Commuter rail (subways) and Light rail were not considered. This paper examines research regarding how the United States compares in different areas on a global scale and considers options that could mitigate or increase terrorist attacks on the railroad system that is shown to be vulnerable and a primary target for terrorist attacks. The vulnerabilities and threats to passenger and freight rail and the current levels of protection for each are assessed. The paper also reviews the types of threats that could be delivered, how passenger and freight rail are most susceptible to terrorist attacks, and how terrorists could cause the maximum amount of damage and loss of life. The results of this research indicate that the present levels of protection are insufficient, additional levels of protection could be implemented, and that there is a need for contingency plans to protect the railroad system in the event a major attack occurs. A high cause for alarm is the possibility of mass casualties by targeting railroad tank cars that carry hazardous materials. An accidental derail...
- ASIN: 1520449046
Kato USA Model Train Products Amfleet II Phase III Car Set A, Set of 2
Kato USA Model Train Products Amfleet II Phase
AMFLEET II: Introduced in 1981, the Amfleet II (sometimes affectionately called "Amtube" by enthusiasts due to its distinct, rounded form) was introduced right in the middle of the EMD F40PH's life cycle in Amtrak service. Boasting larger windows and more comfortable seating conditions, the Amfleet II was designed for longer distance travel than its predecessor, the Amfleet I, while still retaining the versatility that its single-level height could provide over its taller, double-decker Superliner brethren. Includes: Amfleet II Coach Amtrak Phase III #25023 Amfleet II Coach Amtrak Phase III #25056 WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - SMALL PARTS! NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3.
- Brand: Kato USA Model Train Products
- ASIN: B0090TLFHO
The Railfan Chronicles, Passenger Trains, Book 1: Amtrak in Southeastern Michigan 1974 to 2000
The Railfan Chronicles, Passenger Trains, Book 1: Amtrak
The Railfan Chronicles is a series of books about different railroads during the last quarter of the 20th Century. This was a period of great change in the railroad industry, with mergers of large railroads and creation of regional and short line railroads to operate unwanted lines of the Class One railroads. These books will cover this period in photographs taken by the author. Passenger trains is the topic in this second series of books of The Railfan Chronicles and Book 1 is about Amtrak in Southeastern Michigan from 1974 to 2000.
- ASIN: 1500290858
85' Budd Amtrak Passenger Car - Amfleet I Coach - Coachclass Phase VI #82617 - HO Scale
85' Budd Amtrak Passenger Car - Amfleet I
85' Budd Amtrak passenger car - fleet I coach - coachclass phase VI #82617 - HO scale. In service since 1975, the fleet passenger car is a frequent sight along the northeast corridor. Now sporting the phase VI scheme with prototypical markings and colors. Features include: detailed lighted interior, undercarriage detail, blackened metal wheels, body mounted couplers E-Z Mate mark II couplers, non-magnetic axles, performs best on 22" Radius curves or greater.
- Color: Prototypical Colors
- Brand: Bachmann Trains
- ASIN: B07P9SYVNX
- UPC: 022899131221
Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains We Love Are Not the Transportation We Need
Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains
American transportation has undergone many technological revolutions: from sailing ships to steamships; canals to railroads; steam to diesel; horsecars to electric streetcars; passenger trains and urban rail transit to airplanes and automobiles. Normally, the federal government has allowed and encouraged these revolutions, but today it continues to spend billions of dollars trying to preserve and build obsolete rail transit, passenger train lines, and high-speed trains. Does this make any sense? To explain how we have arrived at this juncture, O’Toole first provides a rich, extensively detailed history of rail in America. Then he delivers us to the present through a stage-by-stage review of rail transportation over the decades. As he moves forward, O’Toole shows how federally subsidized efforts to return to rail’s Golden Age, through massive infusions of funds to Amtrak and local transit agencies, are doing more harm than good to personal mobility. They are ineffective and inefficient ways of meeting, let alone improving, today’s transportation needs. Instead, as O’Toole demonstrates, the transportation of the future will rely on America’s four million miles of roads and on air travel—both with far smaller infrastructure issues than rail. Further, O’Toole examine...
- ASIN: B07JHDG29Y
Kato USA Model Train Products Pullman Amtrak Phase III Bi-Level 4-Window Coach
Santa Fe Passenger Trains in California: From the 1940s Thru Amtrak and More
Santa Fe Passenger Trains in California: From the
The latest in author Pat Dorin's series of books on Santa Fe passenger trains tells the story of the line's trains in California in the period from the first streamliner up to Amtrak. Amtrak and State-sponsored services that operate on ex-Santa Fe lines are also treated. Ideal for passenger buffs, Santa Fe fans, and modelers.
- ASIN: 0976620170
Kato USA Model Train Products Amtrak Phase III Superliner Sleeper
Amazing Train Journeys (Lonely Planet)
Amazing Train Journeys (Lonely
Experience 60 of the world’s greatest and most unforgettable train journeys, from classic long-distance trips like Western Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer and Darwin to Adelaide’s The Ghan, to little-known gems on regular commuting lines. We’ve always had a soft spot for trains. We know the moment a train pulls out of a station bound for somewhere fantastic is when the adventure truly starts. Amazing Train Journeys is the culmination of asking more than 200 travel writers for their absolute favourites. Some are epic international adventures, others short suburban routes along stunning coastline. There are incredible feats of engineering, trains that snake their way through mountain peaks, and even those which have achieved Unesco World Heritage status. Each profile contains practical information including ticket options, timetables and stops, plus inspiring photos and illustrated maps. Journeys include: Africa & the Middle East: Johannesburg to Cape Town (South Africa) Andimeshk to Dorud (Iran) Bulawayo to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) The Americas: The California Zephyr (USA) Perurail’s Lake Titicaca Railway (Peru) The Serra Verde Express (Brazil) Asia: The Darjeeling Toy Train (India) The Reunification Express (Vietnam) Beijing to Shanghai by High-Speed Rail (China)...
- ASIN: 1787014304
Kato USA Model Train Products N Scale Amfleet I Phase VI 2-Car B Set
Kato USA Model Train Products N Scale Amfleet
During its beginnings, Amtrak inherited its passenger cars from other railroads. Old, steam heated and in dire need of upgrades, Amtrak set out to replace these cars in 1973 with the purchase of the first Amfleet cars from Budd. This initial batch of 492 cars were the Amfleet I - with a door and vestibule on either end (unlike their single-doored successor), these cars fell into a few different varieties but essentially broke down into coach and dinette variants. Despite the introduction of their newer cousins, Amfleet I's are still in use by Amtrak, primarily for shorter distance routes.
- Brand: Kato USA Model Train Products
- ASIN: B018LT159G
Amtrak By the Numbers: A Comprehensive Passenger Car and Motive Power Roster 1971-2011
Kato USA Model Train Products Amtrak Superliner Phase IVb Car Set A, 4-Piece
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