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Car "Pioneer"

The first Pullman train car that became a model for the "Pullman Idea" of luxury. Completed in 1864 the car featured "plush red carpet, gilt edged mirrors, brocaded fabric seats, door frames and windows made of hardworked and polished woods, silver trimmed coal-oil lamps. The Pioneer cost $20,000 - five times the price of the "ordinary car" Stanley Buder writes in his book PULLMAN. The pioneer was refurbished over the years and brought out for display in various settings, including the 1893 Worlds Fair. It was demolished by the Pullman Standard Company in the mid 20th century. This photo taken in 1891 and shows exerior wear. It is rumored that this car may have been part of Lincolns Funeral Car train on the Chicago to Springfield leg.

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Title  Car "Pioneer"
Description  The first Pullman train car that became a model for the "Pullman Idea" of luxury. Completed in 1864 the car featured "plush red carpet, gilt edged mirrors, brocaded fabric seats, door frames and windows made of hardworked and polished woods, silver trimmed coal-oil lamps. The Pioneer cost $20,000 - five times the price of the "ordinary car" Stanley Buder writes in his book PULLMAN. The pioneer was refurbished over the years and brought out for display in various settings, including the 1893 Worlds Fair. It was demolished by the Pullman Standard Company in the mid 20th century. This photo taken in 1891 and shows exerior wear. It is rumored that this car may have been part of Lincolns Funeral Car train on the Chicago to Springfield leg.
Subjects  Pullman_Train_Cars;
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Date  1891-03-18
Format  Photograph (all forms)
Identifier  10735: prg459
Rights  The Pullman State Historic Site provides reproductions of items from its collections for personal or research use. If an image is to be reproduced in any type of publication or on the web, written permission is required and use fees may be assessed. Digitization of some of the items in this collection was developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, an Office of the Secretary of State using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.
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