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For a potential future article about the same, I pose the following:
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- Owing to the sheer number of Pullman operating cars passing through Jacksonville during the "golden era" did the Pullman Company operate a separate facility here for servicing and repair?
- What about storage of "extra" cars such as heavyweights in Florida bound trains assigned due to demand, but not needed beyond Jax?
- Did Pullman occupy a building in downtown Jax? If so, where was it?
- Where did Pullman employees "overnight"?
- Besides Society publications, can anyone suggest sources for photos of Pullman equipment being handled in Jacksonville, facilities, etc.?
-- Buck Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 29, 2003
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.
-- Robert H. Hanson (RHanson669@aol.com), March 30, 2003.