Pullman coaches: The incredible story behind the famous luxury train cars

The Pullman Palace Car Company, established in 1862 in the United States, cornered the market on luxury train travel, and Pullman coaches have been part of the Royal Train from Queen Victoria in 1869 to Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee in 2013.

Discover the incredible story behind the company, including its relation to the civil-rights movement, by watching the video below…

Learn more about incredible modes of transportation from the past in How It Works magazine. Issue 68 features a guide to the 16th-centuary Spanish galleon and a look inside a Whippet tank. Pick up a copy from all good retailers, or order it online from the ImagineShop. If you have a tablet or smartphone, you can also download the digital version onto your iOS or Android device.

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