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RPO clerks sorting mail
RPO clerks sorting mail
RPO clerks sorting mail

Table of Contents

Welcome to the Railway Mail Service

History of the Service

  1. The Creation, 1832-1864
  2. A Fast Start, 1864-1875
  3. Expansion and Turmoil, 1876-1920
      Race Relations
  4. Decades of Change, 1920s-1950s
      World War II
  5. The Final Run, 1960s-1977
      HPOs and Airmail
  6. After RMS, 1977-present
  7. Bibliography

A Day in the Life of a Railway Post Office Clerk

  1. Mail on the Fly
  2. Time-Off, Schemes, and Exams
  3. Camaraderie and Fun Times
  4. Love this Job
  5. RPO Lingo
  6. “Could You be a RPO Clerk?” Quiz

Dangers on the Rails

  1. Wrecks
  2. Fires
  3. Robbery
  4. Weather

Oral Histories

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