Mail Trains

Author by : Julian Stray
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Central to the prompt delivery of the nation's mail is its efficient transit throughout the country. From 1830, the Post Office relied increasingly on the overland rail network to achieve this, with Railway Post Offices, Sunday Sorting Tenders and District Sorting Carriages among the services introduced. More important lines carried the famous 'Night Mail' carriages, rarely seen by the public, other than those seeking out the late-night facility of posting directly into the side of a mail train. All these were supplemented by additional services enabling even rural locations to enjoy a 'next day' service only dreamed of in the age of the mail coach. This book provides a history of the overland carriage of mail by rail, from draughty and poorly lit sorting carriages in 1838 through to the purposeful late-twentieth-century 'Ladies in Red'.


Mail Train

Author by : Alice Cary
Languange : en
Publisher by : Open Court Publishing Company
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Description : Describes what happens to the letter Mrs. Franks mails to her grandson after it is picked up by a mail train.


Transportation Of Mail And Indemnity For Delayed Registered Mail

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. Subcommittee on Postal Operations
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : Committee Serial No. 90-2. Considers. H.R. 3812, to authorize airmail service for all classes of mail to and from Hawaii. H.R. 3979, to provide that shipping charges paid by the U.S. be governed by administrative regulation rather than by statute. H.R. 5781, to establish procedures for indemnifying senders of registered mail for losses resulting from delivery delays.


Statement Relative To Mail Trains Letter From The Acting Postmaster General Transmitting In Response To Senate Resolution No 70 A Statement Relative To The Arrival And Departure Of Mail Trains The Fines Imposed And Collected By Reason Of Delays Etc January 31 1908 Referred To The Committee On Post Offices And Post Roads And Ordered To Be Printed

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Postal Employees

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Proposed Passenger Train Act Of 1960

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation
Languange : en
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The Great Train Robbery

Author by : Brenda Haugen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Capstone
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Description : Shout and we'll kill you! Threats and violence were part of the Great Train Robbery of 1963. Its loot was, at that time, the largest amount of cash ever stolen in Britain. The Crime of the Century seemed to be perfectly planned and executed, but police aimed to show that they'd find those involved and bring them to justice. Would they succeed or would the daring criminals involved in the crime escape with the cash?


Notice Of Discontinuance Of Mail Trains

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Post Roads
Languange : en
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The Great Railway Revolution

Author by : Christian Wolmar
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Books Ltd
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Description : In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.


Railway Mail Pay

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Commission to Investigate the Postal Service
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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