Mr. Pullmans Elegant Palace Car by Lucius Beebe w/ Dust Jacket 1961  575 pages
Mr. Pullmans Elegant Palace Car by Lucius Beebe w/ Dust Jacket 1961  575 pages
Mr. Pullmans Elegant Palace Car by Lucius Beebe w/ Dust Jacket 1961  575 pages
Mr. Pullmans Elegant Palace Car by Lucius Beebe w/ Dust Jacket 1961  575 pages
Mr. Pullmans Elegant Palace Car by Lucius Beebe w/ Dust Jacket 1961  575 pages

Mr. Pullmans Elegant Palace Car by Lucius Beebe w/ Dust Jacket 1961 575 pages

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Mr. Pullmans Elegant Palace Car by Lucius Beebe w/ Dust Jacket 1961 575 pages
 
Mr. Pullmans Elegant Palace Car by Lucius Beebe
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Copyright 1961  575 pages

Content
Foreword
II
Steamcars in the Meadows
17
Shadow of Things to Come
71
Make Down Lower Six
137
Pavane of the Carbuilders
21I
Plush and Ormolu
279
A Portfolio of Private Varnish
351
Some Name Trains
459

The evidence is overwhelming that George M. Pullman was, in his day, the foremost prophet of the good life and loomed largest among the opulent carbuilders in the general imagination. In the long light of history Pullman will be remembered as the man who put the American people on wheels, and also as the greatest single agency in the spread and appreciation of luxury on an almost universal scale.
At the height of his fabulous career, George Pullman could boast that his guests occupied 260,00o beds every night in the year and that the total registration in his guest book came to 26,000,000 every twelve months. He maintained clerks at 2.950 registration desks for the sole purpose of assigning guests to room and dormitory space. In 1916 the Pullman Company maintained a linen closet that contained 1,858,178 sheets and 1,403,354 pillow slips valued at a total of something like $2,000,000 and during the year washed and ironed 108,492,395 pieces of bed linen.
As Mr. Beebe writes: "Largely this book is intended as a chronicle of cheerful things in an age of hope and plenty, when a ride on the steam-cars was a glorious adventure in a fairyland where there were cherubs painted on the ceilings and both terrapin and Porterhouse on the dollar dinner. In the mind's eye, it is still possible to revisit those golden yesterdays and share in the good times as remote from the experience of today's generation as the pleasures of Augustan Rome. And there is no better way to achieve them than amidst the contented company that once peopled the lovely interiors of Mr. Pullman's Elegant Palace Car."

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