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Down at the Station

 

August 9, 2017

I was reminded the other day about the convenience we have with our mail. In late August and early September, as recent as the 1960 's, was big for the mail, and the railroads. It was then that the big department store companies put out their Christmas catalogs. I have talked before about the postal service, before they handled packages, and how there were express companies that did that. Yes like FedEx and UPS, the largest probably Railway Express.

The bulk of the mail, and express traveled by train until trucks and airplanes could do it faster. Most post office sorting centers in the larg...



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