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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - Streamlined/Lightweight - Pullman Articulated Chair

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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - Streamlined/Lightweight - Pullman Articulated Chair

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Name Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman Articulated Chair
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType Streamlined/Lightweight
Variety Pullman Articulated Chair
Manufacturer Pullman (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Source of Text Miscellaneous
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1939-1941

History: The Pullman Articulated-Chair cars were build for the Southern Pacific. Six sets of these cars were ordered March 1939 and were delivered in December 1939 for the Daylight (66-ACW-1). In August 1940, 14 additional sets were ordered for service on the Morning Daylight, Noon Daylight, and San Joaquin Daylight (66-ACW-2).
The Articulated-Chair car consisted of two chair cars that shared a single truck at the articulation point. One car (ACW) had a Womens Restroom/Ladies Lounge and the other (ACM) had a Mens Restroom/Mens Smoking Room. The restrooms were located closest to the articulation point. The Articulated-Chair cars were designed to save space and weight by having only three trucks and two restrooms for two cars instead of four trucks and 4 restrooms for two cars. Each car was 66 feet over the ends and 68 feet 1 inch from the center of articulation to the buffer, for a total length of 136 feet 2 inches when measured as a unit. Each car seated 46 passengers each, 92 total. In the consist, the Articulated-Chair car was always oriented with the ACW car forward. ACW cars were even numbered cars (and the higher numbered car) and the ACM cars were odd numbered cars. Some sets were equipped with radios with the antenna on the ACM car. Cars 2461, 2469, 2473, and 2475 had radios and antenna.

From Southern Pacific Coast Daylight website.

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 2020-08-17 10:15:48. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-08-17 10:24:29

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