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Pullman Historical Society
Posted by overall on Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:05 PM

Is there a historical society that devotes itself to the Pullman Co, its history and operations? I have Google searched for it, but I get a museum, which is fine, but not what I'm looking for. I have a book on Pullman too. I just want to find out more about life on board a Pullman sleeper. Thanks in advance.

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:09 AM

Type in Pullman Historical Society on Google. I'm sure you'll find something.

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Posted by pajrr on Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:59 PM

The Pullman Museum is in Pullman, IL

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Posted by RME on Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:26 PM

Oh, for heaven's sake, start with the Pullman library at IRM, and ask the staff there where to find any more-detailed information.

By Email:
pullmanlibrary@irm.org

By Letter:
Illinois Railway Museum
Pullman Library
Post Office Box 427, Union, IL 60180

By Phone:
Wednesdays 10:00am to 4:00pm at 815-923-2020

There have been plenty of articles about 'life as a Pullman conductor' over the years in Trains Magazine; there are probably others with specific details or anecdotes for other kinds of Pullman employee, on and off the actual trips.

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Posted by Deggesty on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:02 PM

William Moedinger wrote of some of hhis exxperiences as a Pullman conductor, in several installments, in Trains. If you have access to the files, you will find his memoirs in the following issues:

February 1970, pp.41-47; March 1970, pp. 40-47; May 1970, pp. 38-43; October 1972, pp. 38-43; June 1978, pp. 22-28; and December 1978, pp. 22-30.

Classic Trains also had an article in the Summer 2005 issue, on pp. 64-73.

Johnny

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Posted by RME on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:28 PM

Deggesty
William Moedinger wrote of some of his experiences as a Pullman conductor, in several installments, in Trains.

All of which are eminently readable as well as illustrative.  To Bill Moedinger I owe the useful insight that it is easier to carry two 80-pound suitcases than one 50-pound one...

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Posted by overall on Monday, May 22, 2017 8:22 AM

Thanks for the replies. I will follow up with the sources mentioned.

George

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