Pullman car


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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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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.
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.
I remember passing the former Cathays Carriage & Wagon depot, where a number of locomotives and rolling stock set aside for preservation were defaced by these people, along with a prototype diesel tram manufactured, I believe, by the Cardiff-based Pullman Car Company.
George said he wouldn't step on another Pullman car if they hauled it out and put it in his front yard.
He was the Chief Engineer at Rockwood Sprinkler in Worcester working for 27 years and had previously worked for the Pullman Car Co.
And so after a month of drafts ferried back and forth between Clinton and a team of speech writers, the scramble to add the last oratorical flourishes was taking place on a rolling campaign train, while the writers competed for the president's attention with the crowds that kept drawing him out to the back platform of his Pullman car like a moth to light.
For miles, he stood at the back platform of his Pullman car, acknowledging the clusters of the curious who showed up trackside, waving from back porches or street crossings.
Invited guests will also view the Texas theatrical premiere of the Showtime Original Picture "10,000 Black Men Named George" the true story of Phillip Randolph, who made a lasting imprint on American society when -- in the face of daunting power -- he organized the black men working as Pullman Car Porters on the Nation's passenger trains.
Performances are in the train's 1928 Pullman car, with actors impersonating a variety of movie stars; dinner is served in a 1940s dining car that once ran between Chicago and San Francisco.
Employees banded together and shut down the company, and nearly every other railway workers refused to handle Pullman cars in solidarity with their striking brothers.