CARS & COMET II COMMUTER CARS
Each Atlas O Amtrak Horizon Passenger Car
Full scale length, approximately 21.5"
Available in both coach and dinette versions
Accurate scale details
Separately applied metal handrails
Rubber diaphragms on each end
Accurate-modeled die-cast Superliner II trucks
Operating tail lights (which can be switched on or
off, so any car can be the last of the train)
Die-cast operating couplers (3-rail)
Accurate painting and lettering
2 rail version equipped with scale wheelsets and
body-mounted Kadee compatible couplers
Minimum radius (3 rail) O-54
Amtrak Horizon Cars - Prototype Background
Arguably, one of the most successful passenger car designs used in North America, the
Amtrak Horizon Fleet has proven to be extremely versatile and can be found in service
anywhere in the US.
Built by Bombardier in 1988-90, the 104 cars in the
fleet are based upon the Comet II commuter car which had been available since 1980.
Modified to be more suitable for long distance service, the Horizon cars feature reclining
seating, standard accordian diaphragms between cars and the superior riding General Steel
Industries (GSI) Superliner II trucks.
Offered for the first time in O gauge, these full-scale
length cars will look great behind the Atlas O
AEM-7 or any modern Amtrak diesel locomotive.