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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 132 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 07, 2015 06:00PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 132 (International) - 07/07/15


This day in Railroad History

July 7, 1908
The United States Congress officially designated all railroads as official postal routes on July 7, 1838. But it took more than 24 years for dedicated Railway Postoffice cars to come into use. The Railway post office was introduced in the United States on July 28, 1862, using 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. Their purpose was to separate mail for connection with a westbound stagecoach departing soon after the train's arrival at St. Joseph. The first permanent Railway Post Office route was established on August 28, 1864, between Chicago, Illinois, and Clinton, Iowa. This service is distinguished from the 1862 operation because mail was sorted to and received from each post office along the route, as well as major post offices beyond the route's end-points.
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