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California's Railroad to the U.S. 1861 - 1996
Triple Articulated Units
This information has been compiled in part from postings to the SP Mailing list.
I had never considered the differences before, simply thinking that all triple units were mostly the same other than smooth or fluted sides. However, doing research for the various passenger train pages revealed important differences between triple sets.
The triple units built for the Coast Daylights had corrugated sides with the kitchen in the center, one end was a diner and the other was a coffee shop.
The triple units built for the Lark had corrugated sides with the kitchen at one end followed by a diner and then a lounge. These were known and marketed as the "Lark Club"
The triple units built for the Cascade had smooth sides with the kitchen at one end followed by a diner and then a lounge. These were known and marketed as the "Cascade Club"
The following magazine articles may be of use:
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