EIU Teaching with Primary Sources
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.
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|Postal Transport Journal||October 1958 Journal||Railway Postal Clerks|