Typical Amtrak commuter train from the northeast corrider, in a Phase III Iivery. Consist includes an F40-ph locomotive, bar/grill car, and 2 Budd coaches. The dark gray car platforms were what was available in LDD, but will be replaced with gray in the build.
The instructions attached are updated by a few years. They're a .zip file, so you need to first change the extension from .lxf to .zip, then unzip it. The individual cars are inside the resulting directory. The files require Lego's Digital Designer software.
About this creation
An EMD-F40ph Diesel Locomotive. The high-frequency whine of the engine gained them the nickname "screamers"
Interior shot of the locomotive, including the 16-cylinder diesel engine and the engineer's station.
The Bar/Grill car.
Interior shot of the dining room.
The oven/grill in the kitchen
Fridge and sink in the back of the kitchen.
Exterior shot of a Budd Amfleet II coach. Updated with the new version of LDD to Phase IV Livery, and a more prototypical shape
Quoting robert gibson
David, are instructions available for you Amtrak MOCs? My son and I admires your work.
Thank you! I've continued to putter over the years but time has gotten scarce. I've added a zip archive (had to rename it to .lxf to upload it) of the updated individual files. They're Lego Digital Designer format files.
They still run the Budd coaches on commuter trains in the Northeast Corridor. Some have even been updated to the Phase V Acela paint scheme. Alas, the f40's are a thing of the past. some have been converted to cab/baggage cars, but the powerplants were prone to non-workage. I only see Genesis locomotives and the occasional AE7 any more...
I like it
Commander Neyo Unit 8826/ Spartan U60 and the Lego Orange County Fire Authority
February 21, 2011
Awesome!!! These used to run in Southern California a lot before 1998, untill these got replaced by the Amtrak Pacific
Surflner. Do you know anywhere where they still run? Cuase I know these are still around.