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The Death of George Mortimer Pullman – 19 October 1897

George Mortimer Pullman, the ‘Palace Car King’, died in Chicago on 19 October 1897 – he was 66. We’re always interested in stories about people who have things named after them, so here is a contemporary newspaper obituary that celebrates the life and achievements of George Pullman, and also a splendid illustration from 1879 of the palatial interior of a Pullman dining car on the Great Northern Railway. Lincolnshire Echo – Wednesday 20 October 1897 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY

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