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Pullman Plan 320 1887 car details
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Author:  car57 [ Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Pullman Plan 320 1887 car details

Hi to all
We are restoring the above plan 320 1st class car ex DT&FW 45, UPD&G 731, C&S 513. Does anyone know of drawing details for the toilet arrangments, the ladies was bigger than the gents and had 2 side windows, we have a cross section drawing and frame and bodyside drawings but dont know the style/construction, of the toilet walls and doors. Also any details of a typical period toilet setup inc water tank etc. Does anyone remanufacture the twin gas hurricane lamps with four supports ?
Any help would be appreciated.

Mike Pannell

Author:  Doug Debs 2472 [ Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pullman Plan 320 1887 car details

Hello Mike:

Do you have a copy [or reprint] of the 1879 Car Builder's Dictionary? It will have at least some of the info you're looking for:

Forney, Matthias N.
Bookseller: J. T. NIE
Bookseller Rating:
Price: US$ 16.00
Shipping within U.S.A.: US$ 3.50

Book Description: Dover, NY, 1974. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. New Introduction by John F. Stover. Measures approx.8-1/2" x 6" (oblong). 491 pages, with additional 84 pages at rear of vintage Advertisements, all clean and unmarked. Former owner's blind 1" round embossed stamping on front free endpaper. Unabridged reprlication of the work originally published by The Railroad Gazette, NY, in 1979. Over 800 black/white illustrattions, Dictionary of Terms used in Car-Building, just volumes of information too numerous to list. Illustrated covers have some wear, a couple of small creases on spine. Bookseller Inventory # 008414

Also, I sauggest re-posting your inquiry on the www.rypn.org "Interchange" discussion board, where it will be seen by a lot more folks than on the "Classified" advertisement list (which is where it is posted right now).

Good luck! - Doug Debs
cell 650-704-1487

Author:  car57 [ Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pullman Plan 320 1887 car details

Thanks Doug,
I have reposted this enquiry already, we have 1879,1888 and 1906 dictionaries and they are a great help. However we still need asome idea of the toilet wall arrangement for our car or similsr cars. Thanks for the help. Our car can be seen at


Author:  gbrewer [ Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pullman Plan 320 1887 car details

I believe the Illinois Railroad Museum has many Pullman records. They might be able to help.

http://www.irm.org or go directly to the Pullman Library page at http://www.irm.org/history/pullmanlibrary.html

Glen Brewer

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