The story of the Pullman car . alentine and wifeMiss ValentineRev. R. C. Waterston and wifeA. WilliamsDr. H. W. Williams and wifeN. D. Whitney and wifeJudge G. W. WarrenGeo. A. Wadley and wifeHenry T. WoodsMrs. J. M. S. WilliamsMiss E. M. WilliamsMiss C. T. WilliamsJ. Bert Williams In the next few years the Pullman Palace CarCompany established manufacturing shops in, [57] Digitized by Microsoft® THE STORY OF THE PULLMAN CAR Detroit, and in 1875 a new reclining-chair car,the first parlor car to be operated in the UnitedStates, was presented by Mr. Pullman to the public.For several years parlor

The story of the Pullman car . alentine and wifeMiss ValentineRev. R. C. Waterston and wifeA. WilliamsDr. H. W. Williams and wifeN. D. Whitney and wifeJudge G. W. WarrenGeo. A. Wadley and wifeHenry T. WoodsMrs. J. M. S. WilliamsMiss E. M. WilliamsMiss C. T. WilliamsJ. Bert Williams In the next few years the Pullman Palace CarCompany established manufacturing shops in, [57] Digitized by Microsoft® THE STORY OF THE PULLMAN CAR Detroit, and in 1875 a new reclining-chair car,the first parlor car to be operated in the UnitedStates, was presented by Mr. Pullman to the public.For several years parlor Stock Photo
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The story of the Pullman car . alentine and wifeMiss ValentineRev. R. C. Waterston and wifeA. WilliamsDr. H. W. Williams and wifeN. D. Whitney and wifeJudge G. W. WarrenGeo. A. Wadley and wifeHenry T. WoodsMrs. J. M. S. WilliamsMiss E. M. WilliamsMiss C. T. WilliamsJ. Bert Williams In the next few years the Pullman Palace CarCompany established manufacturing shops in, [57] Digitized by Microsoft® THE STORY OF THE PULLMAN CAR Detroit, and in 1875 a new reclining-chair car, the first parlor car to be operated in the UnitedStates, was presented by Mr. Pullman to the public.For several years parlor cars of Pullman design andconstruction had been in satisfactory use on the Mid-land Railway, between London and Liverpool, England. The success of these cars promptlyresulted in the construction of the Maritana foruse in the United States. The chairs in this newcar were heavily and richly upholstered and revolvedon a swivel, on the same principle as the chairs in theparlor car of the present day. rss] Digitized by Microsoft®. The first parlor c.ir, 1875 Digitized by Microsoft® Digitized by Microsoft® IV The Pullman Car in Europe Digitized by Microsoft® Digitized by Microsoft® CHAPTER IV THE PULLMAN CAR IN EUROPE A MODEST paragraph in many American news-?*? *- papers in February, 1873, announced themomentous news that England was soon to enjoythe novelty of Pullman transportation — The Mid-land Railway Company has entered into a contractwith the Pullman Palace Car Company for theequipment of their road with American drawingroom and sleeping coaches. The Midland was thelongest and most important of three great railroadswhich started from London and extended to Liver-pool and Scotland, transversing the rich centralcounties of England where so few years before thecoach horn had sounded through the hills. Theadoption of Pullman equipment by this prominentrailroad was singularly conspicuous. On February 15, 1873, at a half-yearly meet-ing of the shareholders of the Midland Ra

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