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Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

Pullman 1943 Pullman 7271
Pullman 1943
Pullman 7271
Description:Army Troop Sleeper

Equipment Information

Pullman 7271 is an Army troop sleeper designed to haul soldiers during World War II. The U.S. Office of Defense Transportation ordered a total of 2,400 cars of this design as quick, basic transportation for the country’s armed forces. This car was built by Pullman at its Michigan City, Indiana, shops. The car was fitted with seating and three-high bunks, with the lower two bunks folding up to create seats during the day, to provide long-distance accommodation for troops. It also carried its own Pullman porter and would have traveled in a train with a kitchen car to provide meals en route. After retirement, this car was taken off its trucks (which were, fortunately, left nearby) and used for dispensing shoes to workers at the Allis-Chalmers plant in Milwaukee, WI, until acquired by IRM.

Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1943
Seats: 29
Length: 51ft 8in
Width: 10ft
Height: 13ft 2in
Weight: 70700 lbs
Brakes: UB
Trucks: Allied Full Cushion
Description: Army Troop Sleeper
Arrived: 1982
Condition: Incomplete / cosmetically restored / not operational

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