Oldest living Pullman porter dies at 102

March 8, 2013 3:28:39 PM PST
The oldest living Pullman porter has died at the age of 102.

His family says Linus Scott died Wednesday in Gary.

Scott was a Pullman porter from 1941 to 1979. In the booming era of railroads, African American men were recruited for jobs as attendants on the Pullman sleeping cars.

For $68 a month, plus tips, Scott made beds and waited on passengers.

His family says during his working years and after he always had a smile.

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