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Name Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman Observation Sleeper
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType Streamlined/Lightweight
Variety Pullman Observation Sleeper
Era Era III: 1939 - 1957


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History: Pullman Standard, though initially famous as a manufacturer of luxury heavyweight cars, was also a prominent player in the post-war lightweight streamlined era. They produced many different models for most of the major players in the passenger space. Most of these cars were of the 'Smoothside' design. Being lightweight, they were equipped with 2-axle high-speed bogies. One example of this period is the 2-master room /1-double bedroom observation-buffet lounge. Two were built for the Pennsylvania RR in 1949 as the “View” series and used on the 1949 Broadway Limited.

History:
The Pullman Car Company, founded by George Pullman, manufactured railroad cars in the mid-to-late 19th century through the early decades of the 20th century, during the boom of railroads in the United States. Its workers initially lived in a planned worker community (or "company town") named Pullman, Chicago. Pullman developed the sleeping car, which carried his name into the 1980s. Pullman did not just manufacture the cars: he also operated them on most of the railroads in the United States, paying railroad companies to couple the cars to trains. The labor union associated with the company, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which was founded and organized by A. Philip Randolph, was one of the most powerful African-American political entities of the 20th century. The company also built thousands of streetcars and trolley buses for use in cities.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-03-15 09:34:39. Last edited by gdm on 2018-03-15 09:36:05

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