EIU Teaching with Primary Sources
More resources to learn and teach about railway post office clerks and the railway mail service.
Smithsonian Institute National Postal Museum
Catskill Archive - Sorting Mail in a Railway Post Office Car
The National Archives - A Typical Day as Train No. 8 Speeds Eastward
The National Archives - Prologue Magazine, The "Fast Mail": A History of the U.S. Railway Mail Service
Galesburg Railroad Museum - The Railway Post Office (RPO)
The Library of Congress - Prints and Photographs Using the search tools, look for "railway mail car".
The Library of Congress - American Memory, Railroad Maps 1828- 1900 Using the search tools, look for "Galbraith". Frank Galbraith created study maps for railway post office clerks.
California State Railroad Museum - Great Northern Railway Post Office Car No. 42
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum - Postal History of the First Transcontinental Railroad