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When I ride a Superliner I that still has carpeted everything I think: Suddenly its the 70s again, crank up the Disco!
Could be worse.

Could be the interior of a DC Metro car.



If you think hard enough, you might even be able to picture someone in a white jumpsuit or a t-shirt berating the Ayatollah.
 

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Also the rehab Is have upgraded bathrooms that have faucets with handles instead of the push to spray levers, shower with a door instead of a curtain and rooms with digital lighting and controls!
From my experience, it seems like not all of the refurbed Superliner Is have all of the above - some seem to have been more "refurbished" than others. The one that bothers me is that the digital lighting seems random - most of the refurbs have a brushed metal panel where the plastic panel & light switches used to be, but some still have the old incandescent (?) lights, & some have LEDs.
 

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When I ride a Superliner I that still has carpeted everything I think: Suddenly its the 70s again, crank up the Disco!
Could be worse.
Could be the interior of a DC Metro car.



If you think hard enough, you might even be able to picture someone in a white jumpsuit or a t-shirt berating the Ayatollah.
Ouch! I rode the Metro for many a moon in the 70s and 80s! This is spot on!
 

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Also the rehab Is have upgraded bathrooms that have faucets with handles instead of the push to spray levers, shower with a door instead of a curtain and rooms with digital lighting and controls!
From my experience, it seems like not all of the refurbed Superliner Is have all of the above - some seem to have been more "refurbished" than others. The one that bothers me is that the digital lighting seems random - most of the refurbs have a brushed metal panel where the plastic panel & light switches used to be, but some still have the old incandescent (?) lights, & some have LEDs.
You are correct sir!,The inconsistency is Amtrak's middle name!
 

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Okay, gang, I'll be the first to admit that I'm just not into knowing which model of sleeper I'm in at any time, but I will say this: whatever change came about sometime after 1980 was a definite plus in terms of quietness. I rode a sleeper on one of the Silvers around 1980. The interiors were light brown and tan, as I recall, and were all metal. Everything rattled and buzzed for the entire trip. I had to stuff every bit of toilet paper into every door just to abate the noise. It was so bad that I begged my company to get me a plane ticket home (and I really HATE flying...).

The combination of plastic and carpeting was a big improvement. No question, carpeting is impossible to keep clean, though. I just think about other things.
 

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apparently a guest was looking for this thread. Here it is.

BTW, I personally like the refurbished Superliner 1's.
 

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We were lucky, I guess, to have both sleepers on our trip to Reno.

Going out our bedroom was nice.

Coming home our bedroom was old. The carpet everywhere and the shower curtain. I wondered how clean the whole bedroom was.

Was not surprised when the toilets quit working. Our vent wouldn't close, a nice surprise was when our attendant came with duct tape and a towel to close the vent off! We loved him.
 
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