Was private railroads’ sleeping car staffing structured similar to how Amtrak staffs trains:
* one attendant per sleeping car
* no general supervisor of onboard services onboard a train
Back in The Pullman Company era, there was one Porter (attendant) per sleeping car. On principal trains with several Pullman cars, there was a Pullman Conductor in charge of all Pullman employees working that train. Some trains also included Pullman operated Parlor and bar-lounge cars. Those would have a bar tender and a waiter.
Railroads usually operated their own dining cars, but those were staffed with several cooks, and waiters, and were in charge of a Steward.
Some trains had a Passenger Service Representative, who was in charge of chair car attendants, and sometimes a nurse, barber, stenographer, valet, hostess, etc.
All were under the charge of the Train Conductor.
So private railroads were much more labor-intensive than what we have today…