Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
—1922 —The mail was picked up, sorted and delivered in this 70' car. Mail destined for this train was placed in a large pouch and attached to a crane (hook) located alongside the track. On each side of the mail car is a steel V-shaped catcher arm. Without stopping the train, a clerk in this car looks through a wind shield and aims the catcher arm at the mail pouch. The catcher arm then picks the mail pouch from the crane. At the same time the clerk kicks off a pouch containing any mail for this station. At the height of Railway Post Office service in the 1950's the railroads carried 90% of the intercity mail in the U.S. This RPO car was donated in 1969 by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.
|Placed By||Museum of Transportation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 8:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 721029 N 4272281|
|Decimal Degrees||38.57151667, -90.46286667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 34.291', W 90° 27.772'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 34' 17.46" N, 90° 27' 46.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near , ,|
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