Monthly Archives: August 2021

Riding the Rails: Like the Internet in the second-half of the 20th century, trains were the major disrupter of the 19th century. They changed the way we brought our goods to market, where we lived, and how we traveled.

Like the Internet in the second half of the 20th century, trains were the major disrupter of the 19th century. They changed the way we brought our goods to market, where we lived, and how we traveled. They raised towns around a few miles of track, provided employment, and created wealth. They brought us closer […]

Pullman: Riding the Rails in Luxury

Original vintage Pennsylvania Railroad poster - A luxury fleet featuring newest Pullman refinements at low travel cost! - showing smartly dressed passengers enjoying the inside of a Pullman train carriage with a waiter serving drinks to people seated at a booth table opposite a man smoking a cigar and holding a newspaper next to an elegant lady on the side and two fashionably dressed ladies talking in front of men at a bar at the end of the carriage, the stylized lettering above and below with details of the trains and their service routes. Selling for $1,349.89 at 1stdibs.com

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher  George Mortimer Pullman was born on March 3, 1831, in Brocton, New York, just four years after the “Laying of the First Stone” ceremonies that launched the construction of the first passenger and freight rail line in the nation. By the time of his birth, tracks were being laid across the […]