Saturday, December 17, 2016

Pullman Erecting Shops

Paul Petraitis posted
Pullman erecting shops ca 1885
[Note the ornate shelter for the transfer table operator.]

Paul Petraitis commented on the above posting
Bill Molony posted
Ten new bi-level commuter coaches for the Chicago & North Western Railway, under construction at Pullman-Standard's Pullman Car Works in Chicago, 1966.
The Pullman Neighborhood was designated a National Historic Monument in 2015.

A timeline of the Pullman Works starts in 1879. But Pullman had already made a fortune jacking up buildings in downtown Chicago when the streets were raised so that an effective sewer system could be built. But after all of the buildings were jacked up, he was out of a job. So he started making railroad cars and providing sleeper service. Unfortunately, I cannot find a map as to exactly where his factory and town was. It was approximately between the Illinois Central tracks and Calumet Lake. Here is what the area looked like in 1938.

1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP

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