Pullman revives sleeper-car service of bygone days

The oldest car in the Pullman Rail Journeys fleet dates to 1917. (All photos courtesy of Pullman Rail Journeys …

The new Pullman Rail Journeys service features restored vintage train cars. Do you dream of taking a train to the past? A new company hopes to rekindle the romance of rail travel with historic Art Deco-style cars, old-fashioned berths and service that it claims will recall the fabled Pullman porters.

Starting Friday, Chicago-based Pullman Sleeping Car Company, LLC, plans to run regular overnight trips between Chicago and New Orleans on cars once used by the defunct Pullman Company, which operated sleeper cars in the U.S. during much of the 20th century.

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