Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Travel and Sleep, In Safety and Comfort

Pacific Peak by William 74
Pacific Peak, a photo by William 74 on Flickr.
Such was the motto of the Pullman Company, a name that would become synonymous with rail travel and luxury. Founder George Pullman was inspired to design a better rail car, after spending an overnight train journey trying to sleep in his seat. His design would go on to be built, in one form or another, until the 1970's.

This car, Pacific Peak, ran with the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy, and is currently on display at the Illinois Railway Museum.

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