• Pullman bedrooms vs compartments?

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  by Alphaboi
 
Was there a difference between Pullman bedrooms and compartments other than the orientation of the beths?

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  by John_Perkowski
 
Square footage. A bedroom was 32 sq ft. A compartment was 42 sq ft. You could keep the folding chair up at night in a compartment.
  by Alphaboi
 
Thanks, that wasn't clear from any of the old ads and pictures I've seen.

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  by John_Perkowski
 
These plans from the Pullman Company should help you. They are from the Pullman Digital Collection at the Newberry Library.
Plan 9016, 5 DBR, 2 Compartment, 2 Drawing Room
Plan 9009, 4 DBR, 4 Compartment, 2 Drawing Room
Plan 4144B, 6 DBR, 2 Compartment, 2 Drawing Room