As you may guess, Pullman Standard made railroad cars. Their specialty at the Butler plant was covered hopper cars and flat cars (trailer train cars). Here is a picture I found on the web of a trailer train car:
And here is a picture from the web of a covered hopper car:
After working almost two year in the Labor Gang, some of the time as a gandy dancer, a fellow worker found out I had a couple years of college and suggested I put in an application at the engineering departments. So, I did and that put an end to my gandy dancing. Much later in life after moving to Texas, I became best friends with Jimmy Gandy, and no, he did not know what a gandy dancer was.
A gandy dancer is a person who lays track for railroads. Since Pullman built lots of railroad cars, it had to have a lot of tracks that needed maintained. Jacking up the rails and replacing old rotten ties was one of the jobs that needed done. During my first couple of years, before I moved to the engineering department, I worked as a gandy dancer among a lot of other jobs.
OK, enough about work, it is wearing me out. So, you all have great evening, you hear?