Story of the Pullman Car, The  Joseph Husband  1917 Hard Cover
Story of the Pullman Car, The  Joseph Husband  1917 Hard Cover
Story of the Pullman Car, The  Joseph Husband  1917 Hard Cover
Story of the Pullman Car, The  Joseph Husband  1917 Hard Cover
Story of the Pullman Car, The  Joseph Husband  1917 Hard Cover
Story of the Pullman Car, The  Joseph Husband  1917 Hard Cover

Story of the Pullman Car, The Joseph Husband 1917 Hard Cover

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Story of the Pullman Car, The Joseph Husband 1917 Hard Cover
 
The Story of the Pullman Car By Joseph Husband
161 Pages
Hard Cover   Dark blue
Copyright 1917
How a great American idea was conceived; developed by aiming at public service, and carried to success by efficiency.    
Illustrated  
SINCE those distant days when man's migratory instinct first prompted him to find fresh hunting fields and seek new caves in other lands, human energy has been constantly employed in moving from place to place. The fear of starvation and other elementary causes prompted Ale earliest migrations. Conquest followed, and with increasing civilization came the establishment of constant intercourse between distant places for reasons that found existence in military necessity and commercial activity.
For centuries the sea offered the easiest highway, and the fleets of Greece and Rome carried the culture and commerce of the day to relatively great distances. Then followed the natural development of land communication, and at once arose the necessity not only for vehicles of transportation but for suitable roads over which they might pass with comfort, speed, and safety. Over the Roman roads the commerce of a great empire flowed in a tumultuous stream. Wheeled vehicles rumbled along the highways-heavy springless carts to carry the merchandise, lightly rolling carriages for the comfort of wealthy travelers.
The elementary principle still remains. The wheel and the paved way of Roman days correspond to the four-tracked route of level rails and the ponderous steel wheels of the mighty Mogul of today. In speed, scope, capacity, and comfort has the change been wrought.
The English stagecoach marked a sharp advance in the progress of passenger transportation. With frequent relays of fast horses a fair rate of speed was maintained, and comfort was to a degree effected by suspension springs of leather and by interior upholstery.
An interesting example of the height of luxury achieved by coach builders was the field carriage of the great Napoleon, which he used in the campaign of 1815.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTERPAGE
I   The Birth of Railroad Transportation 1
II   The Evolution of the Sleeping Car  19
III  The Rise of a Great Industry  39
IV   The Pullman Car in Europe  61
V   The Survival of the Fittest  73
VI   The Town of Pullman  89
VII   Inventions and Improvements  99
VIII   How the Cars are Made  123
IX   The Operation of the Pullman Car 133
Index  159
ILLUSTRATIONS
PAGE
George Mortimer Pullman  Frontispiece
One of the earliest types of American passenger car8
First locomotive built for actual service in America9
Early passenger carsII
American " Bogie " car in use in 183512
Cars and locomotive of 1845  14
Car in use in 1844  20
Car of 1831  21
Midnight in the old coaches23
" Convenience of the new sleeping cars " 24
Early type of sleeping car  28
J. L. Barnes, first Pullman car conductor 32
One of the first cars built by George M. Pullman 42
The car in the daytime  42
Making up the berths  42
George M. Pullman explaining details of car construction          46
One of the first Pullman cars in which meals were served          52
The first parlor car, 1875   58
Interior of Pullman car of 1880  64
The rococo period car  68
More ornate interiors  74
The latest Pullman parlor car 76
First step in building the car   84
Fitting the car for steam and electricity 90
Work on steel plates for inside panels   90
Preparing the steel frame for an upper section 94
Sand blasting brass trimmings   94
Machine section, steel erecting shop   100
Fitting up the steel car underframe   100
Making cushions for the seats  104
Making chairs for parlor cars  104
Making frame end posts   106
Assembling steel car partitions  106
The vestibule in its earliest form  108
Axle generator for electric lighting  110
The sewing room, upholstering department 114
Forming steel parts for interior finish   118
Forming steel shapes for interior framing    118
Punching holes for screws  124
Shaping steel panelling  124
Riveting the underframe   126
Steel end posts in position   126
Type of early truck  128
Modern cast-steel truck  128
Ready for the interior fittings  130
Interior work   130
Pullman sleeping car, latest design   134
Front end of a private car dining room   136
Rear end of a private car dining room   136
Robert T. Lincoln, ex-President   138
Bedroom of a private car  142
Observation section of a private car  142
Modern Pullman steel sleeping car ready for the night  146
Modern Pullman steel sleeping car during the day   146
Cleaning and disinfecting the Pullman car    152
John S. Runnells, President   156

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