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Enjoy a First-Class Train Trip to New Orleans While Supporting A Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

Trip Valued at Nearly $4,000 Will Go to Auction Winners

As a generous show of support of the mission of the A Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, the Pullman Rail Journey company is offering a four-day-weekend trip for two to New Orleans.  The first-class adventure to the Crescent City, which is valued at nearly $4,000, is one of the popular items that will be up for auction at the Museum’s gala on February 28 at the Parkway Ballroom from 5:30 to 9PM. The Pullman Rail Journey will put 11 such trips up for auction but you must attend the gala to have the opportunity to bid and ultimately enjoy this trip. For ticket information, log on to: www.aprpullmanportermuseum.org/special-events.html

Proceeds will go to the Museum to continue its mission as the only Museum worldwide exclusively devoted to showcasing the history, struggles and ultimate triumphs of the Pullman Porters and A. Philip Randolph.

The trip includes one double bedroom sleeping accommodations, with a shower. A personal attendant will be available to make sure every winner takes advantage of every offering available.

Once the Porter yells “All Aboard!” those who successfully bid on this train adventure will board the City of New Orleans in Downtown Chicago on Thursday evening. In the spirit of the Pullman Porters that are memorialized by the Museum, auction winners will bask in the classic Pullman car where they will be catered to by a porter who will attend to their every need.

The itinerary features a picturesque and relaxing vacation with the best of the old- fashioned train tradition and modern conveniences like electrical outlets and wifi for those who wish to log on to the Internet.

Unlike other modes of travel where passengers are restricted in their movement, those who win the trips will have the opportunity to mingle with train mates in the ambiance of the dining area. There they will enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner served by a skillful and caring wait staff. The train personnel are renowned for their commitment to providing extras to enhance and maximize comfort.  Because of their reputation, customer service will be paramount. Other plusses of the trip include opportunities to grab a quick snack at the car where passengers can fulfill their craving for anytime munchies.  They can also retire to their Pullman suite to relax and watch the countryside from the view of their bedroom.

The lucky winners will have a rare opportunity to understand why train travel was a popular mode of travel and why it is enjoying a revival. Ultimately, those who win the trip will discover that getting to the destination is as much fun as arriving.

Once in New Orleans on Friday, travelers can enjoy the jazz clubs, the cuisine and the unique environment of sites like Bourbon Street, the street cars, New Orleans gumbo, the Garden District and the historic sites. The trip does not include hotels in New  Orleans but consultants at Pullman Rail can arrange to book a hotel that will enhance the adventure.

After spending an exciting weekend in New Orleans, winners will board the train for the return trip on Sunday afternoon and return to Chicago on Monday.

Dr. Lyn Hughes, founder of the Museum expressed appreciation for the generosity of the Pullman Rail Journey for offering the trips for the silent auction at the gala.

Said Hughes, “Those who win this auction will not only enjoy the trip of a lifetime but will also know that their tax deductible contribution will go toward the Museum’s mission to keep alive the history of the black union movement and the legacy of A. Philip Randolph. That is the ultimate win/win!”

For more information, contact: Melody M. McDowell at 312-371-8917

Photo: Dr. Lyn Hughes

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