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Cars of Pullman, The
Joe Welsh Bill Howes & Kevin J Holland
Voyageur Press
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2010-04-20 13:29:34
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The Cars of Pullman

By Joe Welsh, Bill Howes and Kevin J. Holland.

Cloth with dust jacket, 8.25x10.5, 176 pages, photos, diagrams, plans, ephemera throughout.

"One of America's greatest business enterprises, the Pullman Company provided outstanding service aboard a vast fleet of railroad passenger cars that could be found in almost every nook and cranny of the United States. This illustrated history examines Pullman's diverse fleet, from its spectacular custom-built wooden cars of the nineteenth century to steel heavyweight cars in the prewar years and on into the lightweight streamlined era.

"The authors include period photos, many in rare color, as well as car diagrams and ads that help trace the development, composition, and evolution of the historically and culturally significant Pullman fleet, including the gamut of sleeper, parlor, and restaurant cars. This is a fitting tribute to the former cultural icons aboard which strode giants of American life as well as first-time travelers from small-town America."