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They could be. How close are the MARC bi levels cars to NJTransit bilevel cars to MTA bilevel cars and MBTA [T]?

NJT and MARC have Bombardier Multilevel coaches which are distinct from Bombardier's Bilevel coaches.

MBTA double level cars were produced by either Kawasaki more recently Hyundai and while similar to the Bombardier design, not that similar.

Thanks everyone for the updates.

To reiterate, I'm "voting" for either a CALIFORNIA DOT SC-44 with Amtrak California cars,  or an AMTRAK SURFLINER SC-44 with Surfliner cars, whichever is more likely to be built first.

The Amtrak California and Surfliner cars each have two sets of double doors on each side of the car, which is different from what the Superliners have, so some (minor?) tooling changes would be required for Golden Gate Depot to manufacture.

@rdunniii posted:

Talked to Scott this weekend.  If you are interested in a complete Brightline train i.e., 5 cars and 2 locomotives let Scott know.

You know, I just saw this news article:

https://www.tampabay.com/news/...o-orlando-rail-plan/ (click for a nice pic of a Brightline Charger)

and while I'm already in for a MARC Charger it got me thinking about a Brightline trainset.  Looks like heavy regional rail may finally be expanding to Southwest Florida and the Chargers would be a big part of it!

@rdunniii posted:

OK all you graphic artists out there; looking at what Sunset is offering all I see is too much blue and silver.  What would one look like in an original warbonnet?  Or the Caltrans version with some red like the cars?  Or...

Not as good as Trains Mag did the article on the F40 when it came out. They did an artist rendering of the F40 in 20th cengury Ltd lightning stripes.



Btw, the Washington State model is Green and White...not silver.

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