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United States Army
Kitchen Car
Road # 8731Part #MTL-118 00 050
New: Nov. 2016

This 50’ U.S. Army kitchen car is painted Pullman Green marked with red crosses on white on the sides and roof. A caduceus flanks the side of the door. It was built between 1943 and 1946 by American Car & Foundry in Chicago, IL, and runs
on Allied Full Cushion trucks. Upon America’s entry into the war in late 1941, Defense Plant Corporation contracted with American Car & Foundry for 800 troop kitchen cars and 40 hospital cars. They were operated by Pullman Company and
assigned to the Transportation Corps or Medical Department of the Army Service Forces.


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