Heritage Fleet(Redirected from Heritage Fleet (Amtrak))
Amtrak's Heritage Fleet consisted of the rolling stock provided to it when it assumed passenger service on commercial railroads. The name was applied to a program begun in 1977 to convert the older, mainly streamlined, cars from steam heating to head-end power. Head end power conversions were performed at Amtrak's Beech Grove Shops, outside of Indianapolis. The program was completed by the mid-1980s. Only one former Great Northern Railway full-length dome car is occasionally used on special trains.
|In service||Nearly all retired; one dome car remains in occasional service.|
St. Louis Car Company
Heritage baggage and dining cars were used on the single-level trains serving the Eastern U.S. out of New York City through late 2017. The baggage cars from Amtrak's Viewliner II order, placed in 2010, fully replaced the Heritage versions: the last was delivered in December 2015. Twelve diners are also now in revenue service. In January 2018, due to high maintenance costs for the 60+ year old cars, Amtrak announced the retirement of the last five remaining "Pacific Parlour" Hi-Level lounge cars still in active service on the Coast Starlight, bringing an end to the era of Heritage Fleet equipment in regular revenue service. The last run using one of these cars was on February 4, 2018. One former Great Northern Railway full-length dome car is occasionally used on special trains.
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|Fleet numbers||Type||Builder||Year built||Number built||Notes|
|1126, 1128–1136, 1175–1177||Baggage||P-S||1947–1957||13|
|1178–1195||Baggage||StLC||1952–1954||17||Rebuilt from Baggage Dormitories and Lounges|
|1610–1617, 1628–1633||Baggage Dormitory||StLC||1952||14||Some renumbered from 1400 series|
|1700–1740||Baggage||Budd||1950–1961||39||Converted from 4000, 4600, 4700 series coaches|
|1750–1763||Mail Car||Budd||1950–1961||14||Converted from lower 1700 series Baggage cars|
|2050–2056||Slumbercoach (16 Single, 10 Double Slumbercoach)||Budd||1949||7|
|2080–2097||Slumbercoach (24 Single, 8 Double Slumbercoach)||Budd||1956–1959||18|
|2220–2222||Sleeper (11 Bedroom)||Budd||1952–1956||3|
|2230–2235||Sleeper (11 Bedroom)||P-S||1956||6|
|2430–2482||Sleeper (ADA 10 Roomette, 6 Bedroom)||Budd||1948–1952||40|
|2500–2524||Dormitory Lounge||Budd||1949–1950||25||Rebuilt from 2800-2900 series sleepers|
|2871–2997||Sleeper (10 Roomette, 6 Bedroom)||Budd||1949–1956||36|
|4000–4023||Coach (ADA 44 Seat)||Budd||1950–1954||21|
|4600–4626, 4646–4647||Coach (44 Seat)||StLC||1960–1964||29|
|4627–4645, 4648–4649||Coach (44 Seat)||Budd||1950–1961||21|
|4700–4742||Coach (48 Seat)||Budd||1948–1953||43|
|7000–7007||Coach (ADA 85 Seat)||Budd||1952||8|
|7600–7629||Coach (85 Seat)||Budd||1952–1953||29||Some cars rebuilt from 4700 series|
|8500–8532||Diner||Budd||1948–1958||32||Some cars rebuilt from 8700 series|
|8550–8559||Diner Grill||Budd||1948–1958||10||Rebuilt from lower 8500 series|
|8600–8603||Table Car||StLC||1960–1964||4||Rebuilt from 4600 series|
|8750–8752||Kitchen||Budd||1949||3||Rebuilt from 8500 series|
|39900–39938||Hi-Level Transition Coach Dorm||Budd||1956–1964||37||Ex-Santa Fe, El Capitan service|
|39940–39964||Hi-Level Coach||Budd||1956–1964||20||Ex-Santa Fe, El Capitan service|
|39970–39975||Hi-Level Lounge||Budd||1956||6||Ex-Santa Fe, El Capitan service|
|39980–39985||Hi-Level Diner||Budd||1956||6||Ex-Santa Fe, El Capitan service|
- Solomon, Brian (2004). Amtrak. Saint Paul, Minnesota: MBI. ISBN 978-0-7603-1765-5.
- "From Ugly Duckling To Graceful Swan". On Track. 1 (1): 14. June 1981.
- "Beech Grove HEP Conversion Program Results In Like-New Car For Passenges". Amtrak NEWS. 7 (7): 8. August 1980.
- William C. Vantuono (July 24, 2010). "CAF kicks off Amtrak fleet renewal program". Railway Age. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
- "Amtrak By The Numbers". White River Productions. January 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
- "Coast Starlight Parlour Car Removed" (Press release). Amtrak. Retrieved February 11, 2018.