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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Gondola - Bathtub, PS 4000 Coal

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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Gondola - Bathtub, PS 4000 Coal
Name Gondola, Bathtub, PS 4000 Coal
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Gondola
Variety Bathtub, PS 4000 Coal
Manufacturer Pullman (Details)
Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Year(s) of Production 1992 - 1998

History: Back in the 1970s, as demand for clean-burning coal rapidly increased, Pullman-Standard introduced a coal gondola for unit train service. Widely used by BN and many private utilities, unit trains of these cars hauled coal from Wyoming to users throughout the country. Thousands were constructed in the mid to late 1970s and many are still used in maintenance-of-way service and by secondary owners for moving scrap metal and other materials.

The Pullman-Standard 4000 cuft gondola that was very common in coal service out West. A lot of them have ended up in secondhand scrap service all over the country.

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 2019-03-15 13:33:20. Last edited by Jenna on 2019-03-19 09:08:40

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