The Pullman Bureau of Tests

“How do the Pullman builders manage always to get exactly the best material for every part and detail of the car’s construction?” asks this booklet. The answer is that the company tests everything from paint to steel. But the hidden message is that Pullman cars represent “perfection of material and construction.”

Click image to download a 1.8-MB PDF of this 12-page booklet.

This claim, of course, would be upset in a few years when Budd introduced stainless steel to the passenger car industry. While Pullman no doubt did its best to please its customers, the Budd trains would make Pullmans look old fashioned and obsolete.

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