Celebrating Veteran’s Day – A look back at wartime transportation in WW 2.
- Trains were crowded with standing room only.
- Dining cars were full and most of the trains only served two meals a day.
- It was a major boom to train travel.
- The Pullman Company operating all sleeping cars.
- Pullmans was accommodating 1000s of people on overnight trains.
Here are some great photos of train travel during WW 2.
1945 – Farm women give gifts of food to service men traveling by train
The gentlemen’s washroom in a Pullman Car. Early morning and ready to arrive.
A crowded lounge and bar car.
Train conductor handling his paper work. in WW 2.
A soldier sleeps in the observation lounge car.
Standing room only in the bar car.
A soldier reading a magazine in the day coach.
Sailors in the crowded dining car.
Ladies, ready for bed, chatting in the corridor of a Pullman Car.
ww 2, transportation, trains, soldiers, pullman company, railway history, social history, cruisingthepast.com, michael l grace
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