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    • March 28, 2018 6:22 PM EDT
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      John Passaro said:

         I don't know about the various configurations, but I am extremely impressed with the impeccably clean white jacket and the immaculate pressed sheets and pillow case. It's almost like they took pride in their railroad!

       

                                       

       

      From my delvings the pride was expected in the earlier days. I think of the shine on the locos and the polished inlaid wood works of the cars. You were expected to care for the equipment in your charge, and could lose a job to someone more willing to go the extra mile in giving personal attention to ALL their responsibilities

    • March 28, 2018 6:30 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      Don't hang too much hope on finding Lucy's prototype ... stage sets only had to be believable, not copies (they'd have to pay for that).

       

      The chair cars that converted to sleeping didn't need upper windows, no chair up there!

      I tend to believe this train of thought. I know what you mean about movies creating credible scenery and though I have seen the arrangement on other old shows/movies I still can't help but continue the search.And I really appreciate the input I'm receiving on the cars

    • March 28, 2018 7:19 PM EDT
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      Interesting!  I think i understand the arrangement...step up into some of the roomettes.  Gee what will they think of next? 

    • March 28, 2018 7:42 PM EDT
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      Reply to John P.

       

      That was Pullman's Reputation, the railroads took credit for hiring them.

      This post was edited by John Caughey at March 28, 2018 7:46 PM EDT
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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • March 28, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

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      I want 3 or 4 more of what you guys are having !

    • March 28, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

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      David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      I tend to believe this train of thought.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • March 28, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

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      Rooster changes the water in the hookah and slides it down the bar for a refill in the other end of this magical device

    • March 28, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

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      Don't make me go Hanger 18

    • March 28, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

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      Bump for useful post count

    • March 28, 2018 10:41 PM EDT
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      " Rooster " said:

      Rooster changes the water in the hookah and slides it down the bar for a refill in the other end of this magical device

      The tar bender tosses a knowing look.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • March 28, 2018 10:47 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

       

      Reply to John P.

       

      That was Pullman's Reputation, the railroads took credit for hiring them.

      Pullman built the cars, supplied the staff and all car supplies. The blankets are treasured; wool with Pullman woven in.

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    • March 29, 2018 12:57 AM EDT
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      Wow, I've been away for  bit and missed this thread. Great work David.

       

      Shane

       

    • March 29, 2018 6:52 AM EDT
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      Looking good. Got a little lost in the discussion of bars and hookahs

       

      Are you going to bring this to the show?

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    • March 29, 2018 7:19 AM EDT
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      Both car bodies will be at the drag and brag Jon. My first contribution

    • March 30, 2018 7:28 AM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      Don't hang too much hope on finding Lucy's prototype ... stage sets only had to be believable, not copies (they'd have to pay for that).

       

      The chair cars that converted to sleeping didn't need upper windows, no chair up there!

      John, Thank you for the above reference to chair car. Searching that I found the following info.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_car

        Pullman porter making an upper berth aboard the B&O Capitol Limited bound for Chicago.

      On this picture note the individual curtains for the two bunks and the bunk bed style arrangement.

      And on deeper thought after looking at the following picture I realize there was not a permanent wall between the bed sets but walls formed when the seats were down for a bed and the upper bed lowered into position.

        Interior of a Pullman car on the Chicago and Alton Railroad, c. 1900. In this photo the car is configured for daytime operation.

      Sometimes the info is right in front of us if we only think. Thanks again John for the impetus , I'll be able to add this design to my fleet

    • March 30, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

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    • April 1, 2018 7:46 PM EDT
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      Hey, Hollywood, are these pictures any good for you? I have the Pennsy Passenger and Freight Car Diagrams book, so I an look for something else. Nothing printed has "Chair Car".

       

      Or this:

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    • April 1, 2018 8:51 PM EDT
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      Yes and thank you Lou. Both saved

    • April 8, 2018 5:17 PM EDT
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      Finally got to get the first color on the cars.

       A few more pics can be found in the article itself. Thanks for looking

    • July 16, 2018 7:57 AM EDT
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      I added a couple new pics showing the color of the cars. Some minor touch up left to be done

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