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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - PS 5344

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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - PS 5344
Name Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS 5344
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Boxcar
Variety PS 5344
Manufacturer Pullman (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Source of Text Miscellaneous
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1977 - 1981



History: The P-S 5344 Boxcar is last of the successful boxcar projects of the Pullman-Standard company. With production beginning in 1977, Pullman-Standard produced nearly 7,000 P-S 5344 Boxcars. In 1981, Pullman moved to sell all railroad assets in an economy of declining freight car sales. However, these cars ply the rails in legacy of America's great car builder. The last of a breed.

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.


Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - PS 5344
Item created by: gdm on 2019-09-01 20:23:13

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