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Mail on the Fly: The Railroad Post Office

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Nearly a century and a half ago, the United States Post Office saw the great advantage of utilizing the speed and efficiency of the railroad in moving letters and packages across America. All across the continent, post offices were built near railroad stations to ease the transfer and increase the speed of delivery. The postal service requirements were so precise that they created uniform specifications for the building of the equipment that would carry the mail, Railroad Post Office cars. Only two remain today.

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