N Amtrak Rainbow Era Coach Set

Amtrak’s “Rainbow Era”

Like its locomotives, all of Amtrak’s rolling stock was inherited from predecessor railroads such as Penn Central. Since there wasn’t time enough to implement uniform branding on Amtrak’s fleet come May 1st, 1971, most trains were comprised of varied rolling stock from multiple railroads resulting in a colorful, or rainbow-like appearance. By 1972, Amtrak developed its Phase I livery and began repainting its fleet of heritage coaches, however due to the size and service demand of the fleet, this process took several years causing the “rainbow era” to last well into the decade.

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Amtrak Baggage #1057

Penn Central Coach #3001

Penn Central 21 Roommett Coach #1521

Amtrak Diner "Silver Restuarant" #8052

Amtrak 10-6 Sleeper "Silver Crag" #2656

Penn Central Sleeper "Connoquenessing Creek" #4366

Amtrak 10-6 Sleeper "Palm Arch" #2750

Penn Central Sleeper "Imperial Trees" #4388

Current Models

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N Amtrak "Rainbow Era" 8-Car Bookcase Set

106-1971-1 N Amtrak "Rainbow Era" 8-Car Bookcase Set w/Interior Lighting

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$280 for Standard Set $400 w/Interior Lighting