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Rail - Passenger Car - Streamlined/Lightweight - Pullman Diner Plan 7581
Name Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Diner Plan 7581 Western
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType Streamlined/Lightweight
Variety Pullman Diner Plan 7581
Manufacturer Pullman (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)


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History: In 1949, Southern Pacific took delivery of 5 dining cars from Pullman Standard. These cars were built to Plan 7579A. Four cars were delivered in the Overland two-tone-gray (TTG) scheme, while the fifth car was painted Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray to match UP equipment in the City of San Francisco pool.

Pullman Standard Plan 7581 diners were visually the same on the outside, with a slightly different seating arrangement inside. SP took deliver of these cars in the striking red & silver “Golden State” scheme. In early 1953 SP began repainting their Golden State equipment to the simplified silver with red letterboard “Sunset” style scheme.

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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