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 Mr. Bliss

Railway Post Office Clerks

Name: Don Bliss

Hometown: Burlington, Iowa

Years of Service: 1959-1967

Lines Worked: Chicago to Council Bluff, Washington to Chicago, Grand Rapids to Chicago

Assignment after Mail Train: Burlington Post Office, Burlington, Iowa


National Postal Museum logoRead and listen to Mr. Bliss' interview with the National Postal Museum by clicking here.   

 


In his own words...

"We were always in the mail car...but you knew something happened every time, because they pulled the train down into emergency and you would start dancing across the floor." 

Mr Bliss commenting on dangerous situations that
occurred while working the mail on a moving train.