I had the upgraded blanket and pillows on the Auto Train earlier this year. I will say the blanket was an improvement as I didn't find my self shocking myself every time I rolled around! Was on the Starlight recently and it was still the original bedding. I also went onboard the Zephyr (after asking permission) to take a look at a room while it was at the station when I was volunteering there and it was the original bedding as well. Haven't seen one of the refurbished cars yet.