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'Pullman Progress'


THE CAR VESTIBULE APPEARS: The car vestibule, marking an historical advance, appeared in 1887, strictly a Pullman invention. Af first it merely enclosed a narrow passage between cars, to be widened later to full car width. It greatly enhanced comfort and safety. With twelve sections, drawing room, and smoking room, high backed seats, mahogany finish, much carving and ornamentation, higher windows, rich carpets and upholstery, and increasing elegance throughout, the Pullman was now blossoming into the full glory of the later Victorian period.

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