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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - Commuter - Pullman Gallery

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Name Passenger Car, Commuter, Pullman Gallery
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType Commuter
Variety Pullman Gallery
Manufacturer Pullman (Details)
Era NA Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1950s-1970s

History: The Pullman Gallery Car was a double-decker passenger car built by Pullman-Standard during the 1950s to 1970s for various passenger rail operators in the United States.
The car's upper level was accessed by four sets of stairs in the middle vestibule. A narrow walkway with handrail and middle sections open looking below. Passengers disembarked from stairs from the vestibule on both sides. The original bench seating on the lower level was often upgraded to individual seats during rebuilds by operators. The 8700 series cars feature a control cab; this is not found in the 7600 series cars.

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 2020-08-22 07:09:25. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-08-22 07:10:07

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