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#1 jacorbett70



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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:06 PM

From the New York Times, 4/3/09:

Seeking the Last of the Pullman Porters

For more than a century, Pullman porters were a part of luxury American train travel until the pressures of jet and car travel started the demise of high-end sleeper cars about 40 years ago. Now the last generation of porters who played a critical role in African-American history is rapidly dying off. And Amtrak is in a desperate attempt to locate the last few for National Train Day.

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