Event at Pullman National Monument also features shop and community tours
CHICAGO — The Pullman Historic Foundation’s “Railroad Days 2022” at Chicago’s Pullman National Monument, which began today (May 14, 2022) and continues Sunday, May 15, features tours of railcars built at the factory before it closed in 1981, as well as tours of the factory, Hotel Florence, the company-town neighborhood built in the 1880s, and an exhibit of Jack Delano’s photography.
Positioned by presenting sponsor Metra at the platform of its 111th Street station were streamlined stainless-steel sheathed observation Royal Street and two heavyweight business cars: New York Central No. 3 and the Francis L. Suter, built for the Pennsylvania Railroad at the Pullman plant in 1914. Also on hand was Amtrak Superliner sleeping car 32009, the George M. Pullman, billed as the last car built at the factory. A Superliner II transition sleeper was positioned next to the single-level cars so people could walk through all of the equipment