Amtrak Paint Schemes

Amtrak paint schemes or "Phases" (referred to by Amtrak), are a series of livery applied to the outside of their rolling stock in the United States. The livery phases appeared as different designs, with a majority using a red, white, and blue (the colors of the United States Flag) palette, except for promotional trains, state partnership routes, and the Capstone phase.

Amtrak began operations in May 1971 with a mixture of equipment from its predecessor railroads, much of which was painted in a variety of railroad-specific paint schemes. To build the brand of Amtrak as a unified passenger railroad, the equipment was gradually repainted into systemwide Phases starting around 1972.

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