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Blue Mail Car

Postby rockn77 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am

I was wondering if the Blue and Grey mail car was part of a passenger train lineup, freight train or both. I'm collecting o guage T&P's and just bought a nice looking mail car. Thanks in advance for the input.

Rob
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RE: Blue Mail Car

Postby PaulM » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am

[quote="rockn77"]I was wondering if the Blue and Grey mail car was part of a passenger train lineup, freight train or both. I'm collecting o guage T&P's and just bought a nice looking mail car. Thanks in advance for the input.

Rob[/quote]

Passenger trains used them.
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RE: Blue Mail Car

Postby darrelbsmith » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am

the blue white painted box was very common on most passenger trains most had only one on each train for express items but one a month the sunshine special later eagle from St Louis to Dallas had as many as 5 or 6 these carried magizines like life and time and the saterday evening post, and was called the magizine train. some times a special made up of only head end cars like box cars , baggage and rpo's ran the magizine train. Darrel Smith
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