Amtrak Amfleet trains were first introduced in the 1970s and 1980s, and are generally used outside of the Western United States. The trains offer a rounded experience, apparently due to the designers' desire to emulate the shape of aircraft.
Amfleet trains may consist of a combination of different carriages, including:
- Regional Coach Class;
- Regional Business Class;
- Club Dinettes (business class seats, snack bar and tables);
- Full Dinettes (tables either side of snack bar, with standard seating); and
- Diner-Lites (tables and snack bar).