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I have been trying to pull together a set of K-Line Superliner IIs.  They are well done cars even if they only were made in Phase IV paint.  I can look past that and put a VL II baggage on the point with P42s. 

My biggest challenge is I only have three of the Superliner II coaches.  For the price they are currently going for on the sleepers, transition cars, and diners, I would rather save for GGD ones.  They would be about the same cost. 

There are photos of Amfleet cars in consists of Superliner trains.  I have a photo of the Southwest Chief with two Amfleet cars behind the Materials Handling cars and ahead of the baggage car.  In this train location, they were doing a car move and likely the cars had been recently shopped at Beech Grove and were being sent to CA for service.  This is prior to the Amtrak California Bi-Levels.

By the time the Heritage Fleet was established, Amtrak trains had fairly consistent car consists.  Superliner equipped trains were all bi-level outside of the baggage car and any of the mail cars, Material Handling Cars, or Roadrailers.  Prior to that in the steam heated era, it was common to mix former El Capitan bi-level cars with single level cars as all the El Cap never had bi-level sleepers.  As with everything, photos help if one is interested in prototype practices. 

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