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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - Streamlined/Lightweight - Pullman Duplex Sleeper

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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - Streamlined/Lightweight - Pullman Duplex Sleeper
Name Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Duplex Sleeper Plan 4124
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType Streamlined/Lightweight
Variety Pullman Duplex Sleeper
Manufacturer Pullman (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)

History: The Pullman plan 4124 duplex sleeper is everything you need for your overnight passengers, from your branchline, backwater mail train to your hot Limiteds. It features the three most common forms of overnight accommodation - open sections for the budget-minded, roomettes for private day and night travel, and double bedrooms with comfortable seats. Bedroom seats have see-through armrests, and roomettes have curtains for privacy. Public restrooms at the A end of the car include a vanity for the ladies and dental bowls for hygiene.

Pullman plan number 4124, was used by both the CN and Great Northern railroads. It featured 4 sections, 8 duplex roomettes and 4 bedrooms. Several railroads throughout North America had similar duplex sleepers, and this car was painted in a variety of paint schemes.

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 2018-05-29 08:07:42. Last edited by gdm on 2018-05-29 08:16:03

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