But then the conductor locks you in when the train starts; there is no water to drink in the car; there is no heating apparatus for night travel; if a drunken rowdy should get in, you could not remove a matter of twenty seats from him or enter another car; but above all, if you are worn out and must sleep, you must sit up and do it in naps, with cramped legs and in a torturing misery that leaves you withered and lifeless the next day--for behold they have not that culmination of all charity and human kindness, a sleeping car
, in all France.
This was done by a single boy, who stood with eyes and thought centered upon it, and fingers flying so fast that the sounds of the bits of steel striking upon each other was like the music of an express train as one hears it in a sleeping car
1859 - Fitst Pullman sleeping car
. 1866 - Last Navaho chief Manuelito turns himself in at Fort Wingate.
Accommodating up to 10 people, this little sleeping car
is reminiscent of the golden era of train travel.
Mr Abrams' statement said the main train was able to continue its journey north, though some of the sleeping car
passengers had to be transferred to another train.
This section ends with a whole chapter on the development of the sleeping car
They were in the sleeping car
when one of their teammates woke them up by drenching them in a bucket of ice water.
Coach passengers may do that, but a great many sleeping car
passengers will not.
Philip Randolph helped the Pullman porters attempted to form a union for better pay and working conditions--an endeavor that would take them twelve years to accomplish (their union was the "Brotherhood of Sleeping Car
Pullman workers played a major role in the rise of the black middle class and, through a labor agreement won by the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car
Porters, they helped launch the civil rights movement of the 20th century, the White House said.
Philip Randolph and the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car
Porters, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Jo Baker, George Schuyler and the Young Negroes' Co-operative League, the Nation of Islam, and the Black Panther Party.