Monday, December 30, 2013

Macro Monday - Pullman Train

The mail car was staffed by postal workers.  They sorted the mail enroute.

All the meals were prepared fresh in a special traveling kitchen car.

Meals were served in the dining car with white tablecloths and elegant serving.

First class passengers rode in a car with tables between the seats.  At night the porter converted the seating area into two bunk beds.

Economy folks rode in regular seats.

We enjoyed the Transportation section of the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  They had some beautiful old trains on display.  I liked this model of a 1940's Pullman train.  there were cutaways of the mail car, kitchen, dining car and others.

more Macro Monday


Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

What an interesting post and brought back memories of when, in the olden days, we used to go to Cornwall for holidays. In those days, to cut the journey, we put our car on the railway at Sheffield then disembarked at Newquay only about an hour from our final destination. Wonderful, relaxed way to embark on a long journey:-)

Pieni Lintu said... [Reply to comment]

Great details and everything!!!

Lea said... [Reply to comment]

Happy New Year!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Fascinating! I love the details in these.

Troy said... [Reply to comment]

You know I love miniatures and this is right up my alley! Thanks for the post. Great pictures too.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This is wonderful! That would be a great museum to visit.