Post office car model
This model is of the Market Street Cable Railway Company's railway post office car, from the 1890s.
"During the late 1890s, the U.S. Postal Service, in cooperation with various railway companies, developed the 'railway post office car.' RPO cars were in service long before the use of trucks or other vehicles to deliver mail. These cars performed several jobs, including mail delivery and collection from mail boxes and in-route mail sorting. Pedestrians were able to flag down an RPO car and drop mail into the slots provided on either side of the car."
November 16, 2010 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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