RailPictures.Net Photo: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Mail RPO's at Wolf Summit, West Virginia by Donald Haskel
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Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) (more..)
Mail RPO's (more..)
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Wolf Summit, West Virginia, USA (more..)
June, 1966
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BO 11 Metropolitan (more..)
Donald Haskel (more..)
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The Railway Post Office Car (RPO) was still in wide use in the 60's. These RPO's one or more per train would be assigned to varnish or special mail trains and was the high speed mail link for many small towns. A sack of sorted mail would be droped out the door or picked up with a mail hook as shown in this shot.
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