Founded in 1986 the Society is dedicated to study all aspects of Pullman operations in the British Isles and Continental Europe -
and in the United States, where the first cars were built and services began.


"Brighton Belle set 3051 passing through Clapham Junction, London on the 9th of November 1968"

  Photo: Mike Hudson

The Society aims to:

  • gather information about, and record details of, the use of the Pullman name and ideals wherever they are found;
  • disseminate this information to the membership through the Society's journal The Golden Way and other publications;
  • attend exhibitions and display items of Pullman interest to members of the public;
  • hold occasional exhibitions at which the Society's collection of Pullman artifacts can be displayed to the public.

The Society publishes a quarterly journal entitled "The Golden Way" containing factual articles of Pullman history,Pullman preservation and notes
on modelling Pullmans.

In addition a quarterly newsletter, "The Pullman Circular", is published containing Society news and announcements.


"Mk1 Pullman 'OPAL' at Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway"

Photo: Gerry Young - 04/04/08


"The society's AGM dining special in May 2009 on the K&ESR"

Photo: Antony Ford


"Another photo from the 2009 AGM
dining special"

Photo: Gerry Young



Above: Interior of "Audrey"

Photo: Bob Lumb

Many cars survive in preservation, most notably on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express mainline operation, but also on the various preserved railways up and down the country such as the Bluebell Railway, Kent & East Sussex Railway and North Yorkshire Moors Railway, who operate Pullman dining trains. It is these locations which provide the venue for the Society's Annual General Meetings, to which members are invited to bring along items for display. The day is completed with the traditional lunch or dinner within an appropriate Pullman surrounding.

The Society also holds one day autumn gatherings at similar venues with a Pullman theme.

All Society and prospective members are cordially invited to attend and will be warmly welcomed.