I originally posted this on my old website as part of the PORTLAND PLACES: Portland Union Station page on May 21, 2008.
…Continued from National Train Day 2008.
For National Train Day at Union Station in Portland, Oregon on May 10, 2008, Amtrak P42DC #95 was posed with Superliner I Coach-Baggage #31015 and Superliner II Coach #34103, which were open for visitors to walk through.
Amtrak's bi-level Superliner cars and General Electric P42DC locomotives are used on the Seattle-Los Angeles Coast Starlight and the Seattle/Portland-Chicago Empire Builder.
Though these trains also include Superliner Sleeping Cars, Dining Cars and Sightseer Lounge Cars, only a Coach and Coach-Baggage were available for visitors to walk through.
These views show the lower level of Superliner I Coach-Baggage #31015.
The baggage section is beyond the door and naturally off limits.
Here is the upper level of Superliner I Coach-Baggage #31015.
The car has been recently redecorated, as the upholstery on the seats was not in use as of my last Amtrak trip in 2003. The upper level of Superliner II Coach #34103 was essentially the same.
This is the lower level of Superliner II Coach #34103.
As a full coach it features a small seating area on the lower level.
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