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New Look for an Old Pullman's Web Site

posted Apr 13, 2020, 3:41 PM by James Lilly   [ updated Apr 13, 2020, 3:44 PM ]

Well, after more than a year in development, DCNRHS launched our new DOVER HARBOR web site. While the URL remains the same, the entire site was redone in new technology. The new site was developed by one of our volunteers with input from DCNRHS Leadership and the Charter and the Trip Committees, and a lot of contributions from some fantastic photographers.  


There is a lot to see, including 3 photo galleries with some high-quality detailed photos, many new, as well as a new video that serves as a walking tour of the car. The video tour gives you a sense of just how large the car is that is very hard to gleam from photographs alone. The car, by the way, is 81 feet long, 10 feet wide, 14 feet tall, and weighs 90 tons, plus passengers, luggage, food, and crew and water.

Some of the photos are from never before captured perspectives aboard the car. One photo, which we recently got permission to use on this site, is the only known photograph of the car in Pullman Service.

The DOVER HARBOR is a heavy weight Pullman Passenger Car. One of the neat things about it is that it was a car the public rode in, a revenue car. If you bought a Pullman ticket in 1934 say between Chicago and New York, you might well have slept aboard DOVER HARBOR or a car like it. It wasn't a car for the rich and famous, though over the years we had some famous folks aboard.

There were once over 10,000 heavy weight Pullman passenger cars roaming the mainlines of America. Of those, DOVER HARBOR is the last one in its original Pullman Configuration roaming the main lines of America, unrestricted. The term heavy weight refers to the car's construction. The car appears pretty much as it did in 1934. We take great pains to keep her that way and are constantly doing little restoration projects.

Please stop by and enjoy a trip into yesteryear. Consider this a virtual escape from your house.