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Near St. Louis in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

#1942

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy

 

1922

 
#1942 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #1942 Marker
Inscription.  The mail was picked up, sorted and delivered in this 70' car. Mail destined for this train was placed in a large pouch and attached to a crane (hook) located alongside the track. On each side of the mail car is a steel V-shaped catcher arm. Without stopping the train, a clerk in this car looks through a wind shield and aims the catcher arm at the mail pouch. The catcher arm then picks the mail pouch from the crane. At the same time the clerk kicks off a pouch containing any mail for this station. At the height of Railway Post Office service in the 1950's the railroads carried 90% of the intercity mail in the U.S. This RPO car was donated in 1969 by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.291′ N, 90° 27.772′ W. Marker is near St. Louis, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Barrett Station Road east of Old Dougherty Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3015 Barrett Station Road, Saint Louis MO 63122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
#1942 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #1942 Marker
of this marker. UTLX #3882 (here, next to this marker); ACFX #26640 (a few steps from this marker); #50 (a few steps from this marker); UTLX #14387 (a few steps from this marker); #2003 (a few steps from this marker); Pitman Arms from S.S. Admiral (a few steps from this marker); #96500 (a few steps from this marker); #9908 "Silver Charger" (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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