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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Covered Hopper - 3-Bay PS2-CD 4750

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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Covered Hopper - 3-Bay PS2-CD 4750
Name Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS2-CD 4750
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Covered Hopper
Variety 3-Bay PS2-CD 4750
Manufacturer Pullman (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Year(s) of Production 1972-1990's



History: Manufactured by Pullman Standard from 1972 through the 1990's at least, these 4750 Cu. Ft. Hoppers were considered the 'Standard of the Industry' at the time. It is one of the most common freight cars in the rail scene since the late '70's. Features unique to this car include the 18 vertical posts on the car side (19 panel side) and compound curve roof (called by some a clerestory roof).
The 4,740 and 4,750 designs are often mistaken for each other, although the 4,750 has two more panels.

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: gdm on 2018-02-04 20:33:57. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-09-16 08:58:15

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