National Geographic : 1944 Apr
4, The Pullman Company "My moneys on the co_ !" It's a safe bet, too, for the sergeant's read the Pocket Guide to India which the War Department issues to troops stationed there. "Treat every cow with respect," it says, because "literally, to the Hindu, the cow and the bull are sacred." That's something new-kow-towing to a cow but it's the custom of the country. There's a custom of our own country, too, that's new to many boys in service. It's the American cus tom of traveling in comfort-which troops in training do at the rate of 30,000 every night. The glamor of going Pullman is new to lots of them. But no newer than it will be to everyone when the war is over. Then, there'll be new Pullman cars. One type will be all rooms-rooms as complete in comfort and convenience as a suite in a fine hotel. In these Duplex-Roomette cars, you'll lounge in comfort in daytime and sleep in comfort at night, as you speed safely and dependably toward your des tination. You'll have your own dressing quarters washing and toilet facilities-individually controlled light and heat and air conditioning. Pullman plans that duplex-roomette space will cost little-if any-more than lower berths cost now. And, if your post-war travel is strictly budgeted, there'll be another new type car-the coach-sleeper - in which you can enjoy Pullman comfort and con venience for less than the present rate for a berth in either standard or tourist sleeping cars. That's what Pullman is planning for the day when America can resume its habit of traveling for pleas ure and its custom of traveling in comfort. A custom Pullman started over 80 years ago. PULLMAN SFor more than 80 years, the greatest name in passenger transportation-now carrying out mass troop movements with half its fleet of sleeping cars and carrying more passengers in the other half than the whole fleet carried in peacetimel Let's Al Back the Attack With War Bonds!