MADRID: Pullman, Washington is named after Pullman, Illinois, which was named after its founder, George Pullman, inventor of the air brake and railroad sleeping car. The latter became known as "Pullman cars," and the name was extended to buses and even hots advertising traveler comfort around much of the world. This bus was driving tourists past the Praado Museum in Madrrid. “Pullman” has come to mean “travel in comfort,” and there are all sorts of tour companies, hotels, vans, buses, etc. called “Pullman” as well.