Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S. Railway Post Oﬃce Car
Mail Service personnel had a complicated system of sorting and dispatching mail to various stops along the rail. Inside the cars, clerks sorted the mail in a series of bins and trays. They placed the mail in bags, then hung them on steel racks ready to be dispatched. For those towns where the train did not stop, mail delivery would come from staff who shoved the mail from the train while it sped by the station. Simultaneously, a metal crane extending from the train retrieved mailbags that hung from a metal arm at the station.
Erected by County of Henrico.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 37° 40.599′ N, 77° 30.413′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached Touch for map. This marker is located in RF&P Park at Meadow Farm. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3600 Mountain Road, Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Company (here, next to this marker); Steel Coach (here, next to this marker); Caboose (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Box Car (approx. 0.3 miles away); Meadow Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Meadow Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Glen Allen Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mountain Road (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
Also see . . . Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Historical Society, Inc. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Government • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.