The book highlights the innovative approach promoted by the company, both in its operations and in the design and engineering of its vehicles. The Author has drawn on primary source material including official construction and technical drawings, together with a fabulous array of quality exterior and interior views of most of the cars - many of which have never been reproduced before -- including original photographs commissioned by the builders.
Pullman recognised and appreciated the value of publicity – the inauguration of new services or even new vehicles provided them with opportunities to impress the media of the day. In these and other respects Pullman was unrivalled, yet in other ways it was conservative and restrained.
Antony M Ford has presented a wide range of material and ephemera, painstakingly collected over many years. In so doing he describes the development of the cars in detail and their breathtaking artistic craftsmanship and style. Included are full listings of all the 12-wheel cars, their dimensions, train formation and disposal data.
Published by Kevin Robertson under the imprint Kevin Robertson Books PO Box 279 Corhampton SOUTHAMPTON SO32 3ZX Tel / Fax 01489 877880 www.kevinrobertsonbooks.co.uk Available: Spring 2008
Price: TBC ISBN: 978-1-90641900-4 Hardback Landscape format 210mm x 297mm Approx 100 pages, including 16 in colour. Copious illustrations, tables and plans. Available from your usual source, or direct from the publisher.
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