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Mr. W. Waldman

Railway Post Office Clerk Project

Name: Wally Waldman

Hometown: DuBois, Illinois

Years of Service: 1962-1968

Lines Worked: Chicago to Memphis and Carbondale

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

 


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

 


In his own words...

"You got paid for 48  minutes that was an hour because you had to do so much studying and also keep your schemes up, your schedules and then you had to get your supplies like your labels stamped up...quite a bit to do on your days off"

Mr. Waldman on the job of RPO clerks
when not on the train.


Primary Sources

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Crew Photo Railway Postal Clerk Project Railway Postal Clerk Project  
Crew Photo Railway Post Office
Clerk Suitcase
Foreman Nametag
& Scheme Books
 
       
Stamp and slip Railway Postal Clerk Project Trip Report April 12 1965  
Stamp
and Slip
Pouch
Diagram
Trip Report
April 12 1965
 
       
 Railway Postal Clerk Project  Railway Postal Clerk Project  Railway Postal Clerk Project  
I.D. Card Illinois Scheme Book 
1923
Locks  
       
Railway Postal Clerk Project  Railway Postal Clerk Project  Railway Postal Clerk Project  
Practice Case
and Card Set
Clerk Memo
for Trip Report
Diagram Layout
for Railway Car
 
       
Railway Postal Clerk Project Railway Postal Clerk Project Railway Postal Clerk Project  
Trip Report
Memorandum
RPO Clerk
Supplies
Complete Trip
Memorandum Jan. 65
 
       
Railway Postal Clerk Project Article top Article bottom  
Dispatch
Books
Article
top
Article
bottom
 
       
Postal Transportation Assoc 1954 1923 Illinois Post Offices and Routes Railway Postal Clerk Project  
Postal Transportation
Assoc 1954
1923 Illinois
Post Offices and Routes
Slips stamped with
train, date and name
 
       
Temporary Assignment Duties Railway Postal Clerk Project Railway Postal Clerk Project  
Temporary Assignment
Duties
Space
Report
Application
for Assignment
 
       
Railway Postal Clerk Project Railway Postal Clerk Project Railway Postal Clerk Project  
Tags for
mail bag
Michigan '31 Indiana '32
Schemes
Tennessee, Alabama,
Mississippi & Louisiana Schemes
 
       
Railway Postal Clerk Project Railway Postal Clerk Project Railway Postal Clerk Project  
Form
3852
1941 Dispatch Book
Bundle
 
     
Railway Postal Clerk Project Railway Postal Clerk Project  
Postal Laws
and Regulations
Registery Dispatch
Receipt Cards
Mobile Unit Request
for Supplies Form