Pullman & Jacksonville

greenspun.com : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

For a potential future article about the same, I pose the following:

Thanks and a tip of the hat in advance. To send me a private message about this subject: click here.

-- Buck Dean (bdean@auchter.com), March 29, 2003


Buck -

About the only part of the question I can address is that of repair facilities. The closest Pullman shop to Jacksonville was located in Atlanta (on the Georgia Railroad between Atlanta and Decatur, to be precise, at a place called Kirkwood). Pullman, no doubt, had a repair-in-place facility (a rip track)in the coachyard, but not a major shop. In most locations, the railroads performed running repairs on sleepers and billed the Pullman Company the way that they billed owning railroads for freight car repairs.

Not much info, but hope it helps.

Bob Hanson

-- Robert H. Hanson (RHanson669@aol.com), March 30, 2003.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ