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Amtrak Amfleet I Coach #82980
Depew, NY
 
March 13th, 2015
 
Maple Leaf #64
 
Phase IVb
 
The Budd Company
May 1976
Regional Coachclass
(Push-Pull)
20988, 20972, 20672, 20134
 
Digital Photo
 
Canon EOS 70D
 
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
VC f2.8 Zoom Lens
f5.6 @ 1/500th sec
ISO 100





719-0091






Built as an Amclub with 18 club seats, snack bar, and 23 coach seats in May 1976 and numbered 20134. Refurbished to having 33 club seats in February 1977 and renumbered 20672. Refurbished for Metroliner Service in January 1984 and renumbered 20972. Renumbered again in December 1997 to 20988. Trainline-equipped for push-pull operation and converted to a coach using American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds (Economic Stimulus) in August 2011 and renumbered 82980. Upon conversion to a coach, the "Food Service Car" letterboards were left in place and painted blue. The car today is set up as a Capstone car with 72 seats. Historical information about this car provided by www.amtrakbythenumbers.com.