This work records the reminiscences of three craftsmen who were employed in the Preston Park Works of the Pullman Car Company during the fifties and sixties. As well as giving the reader a flavour of life in the railway engineering industry in those times, it also provides fascinating details of Brighton’s post-war history and some notable local characters.
The authors record the rise and fall of the company, from its heyday in 1948 to its decline and ultimate bankruptcy in 1963. In its day, it was a successful and valued company in the Brighton area, and it supported the local economy to a great extent. This knowledgeable account provides a testimony to a craftsmanship of a bygone era and represents a personal record of Brighton’s relationship with the railway.
The book consists of free-ranging interviews presented verbatim which capture the characters of the contributors and represents a style of oral history recording of that time in QueenSpark Books’ history.
Pullman Craftsmen is the perfect companion piece to Pullman Attendant, which is also available as a free PDF download.
This book is currently out of print, but you can download a PDF of the original text of Pullman Craftsmen by clicking here.
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