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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Boxcar - PS 5077

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Name Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS 5077
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Boxcar
Variety PS 5077
Manufacturer Pullman (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Source of Text PWRS
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Year(s) of Production 1972 - 1979

History: Pullman Standard built 4,301 5077 cubic foot plate B box cars with sliding doors between October 1972 and August 1979 for seven original customers. In addition, Pullman supplied a total of 300 superstructure kits (car bodies and doors - Berwick Forge and Fabricating supplied the underframes) to Golden Tye at Pickens, South Carolina for assembly during 1975-76 for the National Railway Utilization Company (NRUC).

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 2021-05-23 06:50:38. Last edited by gdm on 2021-05-23 06:51:42

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