Author: Joe Welsh and Bill Howes
Softbound; 10 x 9.9 x 0.5 inches, 156 pages, Dec 2006
Publisher: Motorbooks International; Copyright: Andover Junction Publications
For over a century, The Pullman Company was known as a moving hotel in which you could eat a complete dinner in a quiet restaurant, enjoy an after-dinner cognac in a lounge before retiring for the evening between crisp linens, and as you slept valet services were performed on your wardrobe under the discerning eye of a porter whose primary duty was to provide impeccable yet unobtrusive service.
Since 1867 Pullman’s history was fraught with triumphs and tragedies, from the early crude “shelf” beds, to the classic prewar heavyweight era, to the postwar streamlined cars; it’s all here in one book for the first time.
More then 200 photographs and illustration bring this historical trip to life, showing car interiors and exteriors views of the trains upon which they operated, as well as memorabilia and sales literature.