The history of Pullman Yard

1904: Pratt Engineering, a parts manufacturer for sugar and fertilizer processing plants, opens the plant on a plot of farmland.

1917: Property makes munitions used by soldiers in World War I.

1922: The Chicago-based Pullman Company buys the 28-acre property and turns it into a rail car repair station.

1920s: In a segregated South, Pullman’s Atlanta shop manager begins recruiting black workers from local porters and car cleaners. The company becomes one of the largest employers of black Americans in the country.

1954: Pullman closes its Atlanta shop.

1970s-’90s: The land passes through several different owners, including Georgia Power and Southern Iron and Equipment Company.

1992: The state purchases the property for $1.6 million and makes it the home of the New Georgia Railroad train.

2008: State puts property up for bid, but rejects two offers and takes it off the market.

2011-12: Fast Five and Hunger Games: Catching Fire, among others movies, film at the property.

2013: The state says it will consider putting Pullman Yard up for bid next year.