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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - Heavyweight - Pullman Parlor 28-1

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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - Heavyweight - Pullman Parlor 28-1
Name Passenger Car, Heavyweight, Pullman Parlor 28-1
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType Heavyweight
Variety Pullman Parlor 28-1
Manufacturer Pullman (Details)
Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Source of Text Miscellaneous
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History: These cars were reserved seating for day passengers. They featured 28 parlor sofa chairs and 1 drawing room for day use. Many day time trains on the NYC and PRR used 4-5 Parlor cars for their first class passengers. In the west, Pullman Pool Parlor cars would be used on special trains requiring extra lounge space, which was sometimes in short supply. These cars therefore would often be run near the Dining and Lounge cars for passengers to ride in during the daylight hours and let them get out of their private rooms.

Pullman retained a number of these cars in their 6100-series, some of which were painted in a dark purple color with Pullman on the letterboard and only a car number centered on the car side below the belt rail.

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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Item created by: gdm on 2021-02-05 14:44:35

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