Ever since the original “high levels” went to work with the famous Santa Fe El Capitan in the 1950’s, Superliners have played a major role in passenger service. Amtrak would later adopt these towering cars, mainly using them for long distance trains west of Chicago.—The Lionel Superliners are rich in detail, inside and out. We studied real car plans and builder’s photos. The extruded aluminum bodies feature illuminated number boards and brake indicators, separately applied window frames, and accurate warning stencils. The red warning lights on the cars’ ends are operated by a selection switch that allows you to choose which end’s red warning lights are lit. The trucks even feature rotating bearing caps just like the real thing. Peer inside, and you will find one of the most detailed passenger car interiors in model rail- roading. Each seat is applied separately, equipped with meticulous details such as the ashtray and reclining button. Even the ceiling features accurate details. Every aspect of the all-new Superliner interiors honors the prototype, right down to the trash receptacles! —The new Superliner Passenger car 4-packs are offered in three road names. Each road name features a corresponding separate sale locomotive that pulled (or in the case of New York Central, might have pulled) these magnificent cars. Check the diesel locomotive section of this catalog.—The Amtrak Superliners are pulled by a mighty Dash 8. The iconic Santa Fe are hauled by the one-of-a-kind GE U28CG. Imagine what might have been with a set of New York Central Superliners behind a “Lightning Stripe” clad NYC SD-80. —Each set includes four Superliner coaches.
- Die-cast metal sprung trucks
- Die-cast metal operating couplers
- Metal frames
- Extruded aluminum bodies
- Authentically detailed interiors
- Interior lighting
- Selectable red warning lights on each end
- Passenger figures
- Operating metal and cloth diaphragms
- Comes with all original packaging
- Grade: C-8
C-10 Mint – Brand New: All original, unused and unblemished.
C-9 Factory New – Brand New: all original, unused, may evidence factory rubs and the slightest evidence of handling, shipping and having been test run at the factory.
C-9 New-Old-Stock: all original, unused, and typically out of production and may evidence factory rubs and shows considerable evidence of handling, shipping and aging.
C-8 Like New: Complete all original. No rust, no missing parts, may show effects of being on display and/or age, may have been run.
C-7 Excellent: All original minute scratches and paint nicks, no rust and no missing parts. No distortion of component parts.
C-6 Very Good: Minor scratches and paint nicks, minor spots of surface rust, free of dents. May have minor parts replaced.
C-5 Good: Sign of play wear with scratches and minor paint loss. Small dents, minor surface rust. Evidence of heavy use.
C-4 Fair: Scratched. Moderate paint loss, dented missing parts, surface rust. Evidence of heavy use.
C-3 Poor: Requires major body repair. Heavily scratched, major rust and missing parts. Restoration candidate.
C-2 Restoration required: Restoration required.
C-1 Junk, parts value only: Junk, parts value only