The Rise of the Pullman Porter Pullman hired recently freed slaves to work as porters on his cars, serving as friendly faces and all-around helpmates for passengers. They became an iconic part of the luxury-car experience for decades, and Pullman became the country's biggest employer of African-Americans. Here: Pullman porter Harry Lucas prepares President Franklin D. Roosevelt's private car on his trip to Warm Springs, Ga., in 1938.
Memories..me and my Mom boarding the train..we always dressed up & wore our best hats..will go on a really LONG train ride again..someday..so thankful..my son took me on a short one awhile back..ride a train..if you can & enjoy!!!!