Amtrak took over the Santa Fe’s “Super Chief” train,
it originally retained the name of the classic silver
streamlined service. In 1974, the name was changed from
“Super Chief” to “Southwest Limited”, a name it retained
for 10 years before becoming the “Southwest Chief”.
the Super Chief, the Southwest Limited was made up of
a mixture of ACF, Pullman and Budd-built stainless steel
cars, the same basic consist as the original Santa Fe
Train. Like the Santa Fe had done before it, Amtrak
combined the ex-Super Chief and ex-El Capitan Hi-level
cars in its Southwest Limited service, the single-level
cars being used as the 1st class portion of the consist.