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Mr. Kesterson

Railway Post  Office Clerk Project

Name: Ron Kesterson

Hometown: Altamont, Illinois

Years of Service: 6 years

Lines Worked: Chicago to Minneapolis, Chicago to Detroit, Chicago to Evansville and Chicago to Buffalo

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


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

 


In his own words...

"My main job was actually to get the mail in, sort it and get as much of it worked as you could and get it dispatched to the proper train or town that you had to go through."

Mr. Kesterson on the responsibility of an RPO clerk
while on the train.