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Pullman car

comfortable, well-appointed railroad sleeping car named for maker. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 210]
See: Luxury
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The train had played a role similar to that of the Pullman car in Of Time and the River.
Like The Long Christmas Dinner, Pullman Car Hiawatha contracts time, not only the time traveled from New York to Chicago in the span of half an hour, but also the centuries of different philosophers and cosmic timetable of the heavens.
There is irony here, since the core group would undoubtedly be Pullman car porters, famous for their unfailing gentleness.
Able to seat 252 passengers, the Northern Belle is based on VSOE's original pre-war British Pullman car train and its continental counterpart which runs from Calais to Venice.
The blues "sound" of black minstrel life is audible here, in the paradoxical conjunction of Pullman car luxury with preparations for ignominious flight.
There will be additional and will include miniature locomotives seen in "On the Saturday, Pullman car Eagle, built in Birmingham, will be commissioned following its televised restoration on Channel 4 with Peter Snow in Great Rail Restorations and The Transport Trust will present its Red Wheel award to Tyseley for its work in steam preservation."
Roosevelt left Washington by rail in his special Pullman car, the Ferdinand Magellan (see the accompanying sidebar), which headed north as part of a four-car train as though he were bound for his family home in Hyde Park, New York.
-- site of the historic Pullman Car Manufacturing Co.
Resplendent in their traditional umber and cream Pullman Car Company liveries, every carriage is a work of art, a delightful symphony of intricate marquetry, polished brass and beautiful patterned upholstery that provides the perfect atmosphere of comfort and elegance.
Craughwell ties together information about counterfeiting, the development of the Irish communities in Chicago, the formation and early years of the Secret Service, the history of the Lincoln Memorial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, and even the labor troubles of the Pullman Car Company.
Of these, The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, with a staging identical to that of Our Town, was for many years very popular with the Little Theatre movement, and The Long Christmas Dinner and especially Pullman Car Hiawatha are even more radically innovative.
In 1894, Pullman car workers went on strike to protest wage cuts of 25 to 40 percent.