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Directory of railway post offices, 1864 to 1977

John L. Kay

Directory of railway post offices, 1864 to 1977

a listing of the railway post offices, operated by the United States Post Office Department and the United States Postal Service, over railroads and waterways, including the dates of establishments, discontinuances, and changes of names and operation

by John L. Kay

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Published by Mobile Post Office Society in Chicago, IL. (2434 W. 103rd St., Chicago 60655) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Railway mail service -- United States -- Directories.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesTransit postmark collector.
      Statement[by John L. Kay].
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE6475.3 .K39 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (loose-leaf) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2614592M
      LC Control Number85179122

      COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.   Former Railway clerk Kenneth race remembers his time working on the Railway Post Office. More than 60 years ago, Sherman, IL, resident Kenneth Race worked for the U.S. Postal Service® as a clerk with the Railway Post Office (RPO). “I was happy to get a job with The Postal Service® because the pay was pretty good and I was starting a new.

      By , the railroads carried virtually no First-Class Mail. In , the Post Office Department terminated seven of the eight remaining routes. The only remaining railway post office ran between New York and Washington, D.C., the highest populated corridor in the nation, which made its last run on J   Pink Book Railway Budget Highlights: List of Post Office for Railway Reservation. 02/02/ By irctcportal Leave a Comment. List of Post Office for Railway Reservation. Issuance of Passenger Reservation Tickets through Post Offices. Railway .

      MU Railway Express Agency car # and Railway Post Office car # are coupled as a two-car "mail/express train" and as such is laying up in the Johnson Ave. Yard in Jamaica in April, The yard was located south and slightly west of the Jamaica station tracks and near the . It began on August 28th on a run between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa on the C&NW Railway. The New York-Washington service started Oct 15th Railway Post Office service ended on June 30th, when Conrail Trains 3 and 4 made their last runs between Washington and New York and New York and Washington.


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Directory of railway post offices, 1864 to 1977 by John L. Kay Download PDF EPUB FB2

Bibliography. R.P.O. philatelic literature is extensive. Start with: The United States Railway Post Office Postmark Catalog by Directory of railway post offices L. Towle catalogs and prices every known marking. Volumes 1 to 3 catalog gs and Volume 4 catalogs Transfer Clerk and Transfer Office markings.

Directory of Railway Post Offices (). (John 1864 to 1977 book. Kay): A listing of the Railway Post Offices, operated by the U.S. Postal Department and the U.S. Postal Service, over railroads and waterways, including the dates of establishment, discontinuance and changes of name and operation. ( PDF file pages.) Directory of Route Agents.

and Separating Post Office markings. Same style as the U.S. R.P.O. Catalog. Note that this volume is included on the CDROM version of the catalog *HARDCOPY SOLD OUT* DIRECTORY OF ROUTE AGENTS This is the companion publication to the DIRECTORY OF RAILWAY S ( - ), also by John L Kay.

The Railway post office was introduced in the United States on Jusing converted baggage cars on the Hannibal and St.

Joseph Railroad (which also delivered the first letter to the Pony Express).Purpose-built Railway Post Office (RPO) cars entered service on this line a few weeks after the service was initiated. Directory of railway post offices, to John L. Kay Not in Library. Directory of railway post offices John L.

Kay Not in Library. Mail travel guide John L. Kay Not in Library. The first Highway Post Office James H. Bruns Common Subjects Search for books published by Mobile Post Office Society. subjects. Railway. Directory of Railway Post Offices, Chicago, IL: Mobile Post Office Society.

Long, B.A. Mail by Rail: The Story of the Postal Transportation System. New York: Simmons-Boardman. Montgomery, R.W. Iron Horses and Iron Men: The Golden Era of Railroad Passenger Service and the Railway Mail Service. The years from to were pivotal in the evolution of the railway mail service.

On July 7,Postmaster General Montgomery Blair called for the establishment of the nation's first railway post office car on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad between Hannibal and. Mobile Post Office Society (MPOS) numbers are used thanks to the outstanding work of Fred MacDonald, Charles L.

Towle and the others who have compiled THE UNITED STATES RAILWAY POST OFFICE POSTMARK CATALOG to The description spells the postmark as in the cancel. (poat) means "partially off at top" - cancel is still clear and readable. On Apthe Post Office Department terminated seven of the eight remaining routes.

The last Railway Post Office, which operated between New York and Washington, D.C., on Penn Central/Conrail, made its final run on J Highway and air congestion and an increase in the weight of catalogs and advertising mail during the. Description. Title: The United States Railway Post Office Postmark Catalog Author: Charles L.

Towle (vol. one, two, three) & Fred MacDonald (vol. two, three) Publisher: Mobile Post Office Society, Inc., Affiliate No. 64, American Philatelic Society Printing Year: Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set Notes: Appearing in three binders, this set is a scarce work on the.

Read this blog post for more information on how to determine a book’s value: Too Many Books, Too Little Time: What are Old Books Worth. Jack on October 3, at pm said: I have a 1st edition, 1st printing of grapes of wrath and a 1st edition, 1st printing.

texts. eye 2, favorite 0 by Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory Limited. texts. eye 1, favorite 0 Carment's directory for Dalkeith and district and year book for --texts. eye 1, favorite 0 comment 0. Description based on: Scottish Directories. Clerks working in Railway postal car, cir.

The Railway Mail Service revolutionized the way mail was processed by sorting mail aboard moving trains. Railway mail service began inbut grew slowly until the Civil War. Inmail was sorted en route, as a train moved between two points. Postal History; Postmarks; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; pages; Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume setNotes: Appearing in three binders, this set is a scarce work on the history of the United States Railway Post Office and their postmarks.

Each volume appears in a separate binder. The volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The binders.

The RMSL is at the grade crossing of post office history with railroad research. It focuses upon how mail was distributed in Railway Post Offices between and Results: of 3.

workers called “railway mail clerks” rode the rails in specially equipped cars called Railway Post Offices. From torailway mail clerks expedited delivery by sorting mail en route as it rumbled to its destination.

To save even more time, clerks exchanged mail at smaller Post Offices “on the fly” without the train stopping. Clerks. Railway Post Office. likes. The Railway Post Office encourages us all to send postcards and letters to promote railroads, rail safety, railroad preservation and railroad hobby.

Steel RPO cars begin replacing dangerous wooden cars. Railway Postal Clerks earn an average salary of $2, per year. Newton bros. steal 3 million in cash and goods from Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul train.

U.S. Post Office introduces the first Highway Post Office bus. Railway Mail Service is renamed the Postal Transportation Service. On Apseven of the last eight railway mail routes were terminated.

The last remaining railway post office, a high-speed mail-only train between New York City and Washington, D.C., made its last run J The Railway Mail Service also operated RPOs at terminal and transfer offices. Not until was the Railway Post Office setup, which during that time consisted essentially of using converted baggage cars to store and sort mail.

Two years after the creation of the RPO its first route was inaugurated between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa and by an official agency, the Railway Mail Service was created to oversee the. Terminal railway post offices operated generally from into the mids, before their function was absorbed by post office sectional centers.

The United States Postal Service's Railway Mail Service was a significant mail transportation service in the US during the time period from the midth century until the midth century.Book/Printed Material Post-office directory for alphabetical list of post-offices in the United States, with the names of post-masters as published by the Post-office department: also, names of new post-offices, etc., arranged alphabetically: with an appendix, containing the rates of domestic and foreign postage, list of money order post-offices.The letters-to-the editor column in TRAINS magazine has long been called "Railway Post Office." Simply a clever name?

No. It's actually a nod to a long, legendary chapter in railroad history. Mail moves by train In the 's, shortly after the establishment of the first railroads in the U.S., the Post Office Department began to ship mail by rail.

The year saw some sorting of mail en.