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History of the Service


Armstrong, G.B. (1906). The Beginnings of the True Railway Mail Service. Chicago: Lakeside Press.
Bittinger, J. (1885). The Railway Postal Service.
Clark, T.C. (1988). The American railway. Seacaucus, NJ: Castle.
Clarr, C.E. (1909). The Railway Mail Service, it's Origin and Development. Chicago: McClurg.
Dennis, W.J. (1916). The Traveling Post Office. Des Moines: The Homestead Printing Co.
Kay, J.L. (1985). Directory of Railway Post Offices, 1864-1977. Chicago, IL: Mobile Post Office Society.
Long, B.A. (1951). Mail by Rail: The Story of the Postal Transportation System. New York: Simmons-Boardman.
Montgomery, R.W. (1990). Iron Horses and Iron Men: The Golden Era of Railroad Passenger Service and the Railway Mail Service. Findlay, Ohio: Lowell Montgomery.
Morgan, D.P. (1959). Fast Mail, the First 75 Years: A History of the burlington Railroad's Mail Service Between Chicago and Council Bluffs - Omaha, 1884-1959. Mobile Post Office Society.
Paine, S.H. (1917). Story of the US Mails. Railroad Man's Magazine , 33 (3).
Pope, N.A. (1989). Braving the Rails, US Railway Mail Clerks from 1890-1905. NPC Newsletter , 1 (3), pp. 19-36.
Postal Transportation Journal. (1902-1961). Postal Transportation Journal.
Railway Mail Association. (1902-1949). The Railway Post Office.
Romanski, F.J. (2005, Fall). The Fast Mail: A History of the US Railway Mail Service. Prologue Magazine , Fall, pp. 1-6.
Stevens, W.B. (1915). Missouri, the Center State (Chicago-St. Joseph) (Vol. 1). SJ Clark.
US Post Office Department. (1856-1977). Annual Report of the Postmaster General. Post Office Department. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
US Post Office Department. (1885). History of the Railway Mail Service. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Wilking, C.R. (1985). The Railway Mail Service: US Mail Railway Post Office. Marietta, OH: Railway Mail Service Library.


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