Every evening for much of the twentieth century, 50,000 or more travelers snuggled under crisp Pullman linens, falling asleep in one state and awaking in another. This nostalgic look back at what was essentially a rolling hotel company contracted by the nation's railroads to provide guest accommodations, covers every aspect of Pullman operations, ...Read MoreEvery evening for much of the twentieth century, 50,000 or more travelers snuggled under crisp Pullman linens, falling asleep in one state and awaking in another. This nostalgic look back at what was essentially a rolling hotel company contracted by the nation's railroads to provide guest accommodations, covers every aspect of Pullman operations, from the emerging popularity of steam-powered rail travel in the early twentieth century to its diesel-powered zenith and its eventual nadir in the 1950s and 1960s. Pullman's entire complex network of employees and services is featured, from the ticket offices that manually handled millions of reservations each year to the six car shops spread across the nation to perform heavy maintenance and repairs, and all of Pullman's porters, mechanics, cleaners, electricians, cooks, barbers, shoeshiners, and more. Illustrated with both black-and-white and color period views depicting Pullman interiors and facilities, as well as memorabilia and sales literature.Read Less
Fair Hardcover. Oversized. EX-Library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Officially stamped "withdrawn" otherwise, Clean text--NO writing, NO highlighting to text. a reading copy. Hard cover in dust jacket or in pictorial boards. Oversized. Clean text--NO writing, NO highlighting to text. Very Good condition. PLEASE NOTE: Domestic US media (standard) US orders ONLY. NO international orders.
Very Good in Very Good DJ. A Century of Service. 156 pp, 4to (sq). Hardcover in dj. Rubbing/scuffing to spine ends and foot of boards. Interior clean, binding strong. Dj shelfworn and lt. scuffed/soiled, lt sunning to spine and edges. Color and b&w illustrations throughout.
Very Good in Fine jacket. Square 4to-over 9¾"-12" Tall. 156 pages. Book cover is rubbed and slightly bumped at corners; interior is fine. Dj is in new mylar. Pictorial history of the Pullman Sleeping Car.
Fine in Fine Dustjacket. Square quarto, about 10.25 inches (26 cm) on a side. 156 pages illustrated by photographs, most in color, advertising illustration, drawings. Wonderful illustrations grace this nostalgic look at attractive passenger amenities. The book is clean, bright, sound, and unworn. The jacket is likewise fresh and unblemished.
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