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Medium:
wood; metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 1 9/16 x 1 3/8 x 7 in. (3.97 x 3.49 x 17.78 cm)
Type:
Transportation Equipment & Models
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1862-c. 1957
Description:
This model depicts the Chicago & North Western Railway's Railway Post Office (RPO) car that was assigned to the first permanent route established by the Railway Mail Service (RMS). This operation commenced between Chicago, Illinois, and Clinton, Iowa, on August 28, 1862. It was established under the guidance of George B. Armstrong, the first RMS general superintendent.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Object number:
0.234863.133
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm876e6406e-da58-46ca-9bf6-bcf58b5d12de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.234863.133