A Piece of ‘Railroad’ History


While on a run yesterday south of Rochester I came across this old piece of railroad history. The “Pullman” sleeping car.
In rail history, the first sleeping car was built I believe around the 1830s. In 1865 George Pullman started his own firm for building these cars. Hence. “The Pullman” car.
I may add, that at one point all the sleeping cars’ employees were black. The conditions and hours these men went through were rough. They did form their own union.

4 thoughts on “A Piece of ‘Railroad’ History”

  1. A great design and invention by a Chicago native which was big business for the Windy City for many decades. Thanks for the find, Nick. πŸ˜€

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