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Mr. Collins

Railway Post Office Clerk Project

Name: Leroy Collins

Hometown: Centralia, Illinois

Years of Service: 1953-1968

Lines Worked: Chicago to Carbondale, Chicago to Memphis

Assignment after Mail Train: Centralia Post Office, Centralia, Illinois

 


In his own words...

"Well, it started out as rumors and it come up pretty quick and kind of sudden.  You kind of got the idea that the railroad wanted to get out of the passenger business and the post office wanted to put the mail on the airplane and that's what they did."

Mr. Collins on the end of the RPO service.


Primary Sources

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Postal Transport Journal October 1958 Journal Railway Postal Clerks