GN Heavyweight passenger question

DeaconKC Sep 6, 2022

  1. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC TrainBoard Member

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    Putting together a passenger consist to run behind a GN 4-8-4 and came up with a bunch of heavyweight cars lettered for the Santa Fe. Will be re-decaling them, but did not know if the GN ran Pullman lettered equipment, as these would then be usable for other rail lines as well.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Up until around 1947 and even for a few years after that, any car operated by Pullman was lettered Pullman. In 1944 courts ordered Pullman Incorporated to divest itself of either the Pullman Company (operating) or the Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company (manufacturing). After three years of negotiations, the Pullman Company was sold to a consortium of 57 railroads, each lettering their cars for their own roads. I believe the Milwaukee road operated their own sleeping car service before that.
     
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  3. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you! I learn something new everyday!
     

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