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Rail - Passenger Car - Lightweight/Streamlined - Pullman Streamlined 72

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Name Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman 72' Baggage
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType Lightweight/Streamlined
Variety Pullman Streamlined 72' Baggage
Manufacturer Pullman (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)



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History: When lightweight cars came to the Pullman fleet in the early 1940s, their smooth sides lent themselves to classy, colorful paint schemes. Baggage cars operated on everything from premier trains to mail runs from coast to coast, normally mixing with the head-end cars of connecting lines.
These versatile cars ride on GSC 41-N trucks with metal wheelsets.



Railroad/Company: 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: Alain LM on 2018-07-14 09:24:00. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-07-14 09:42:08

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