railway post office

railway post office
железнодорожная почтовая контора; железнодорожный почтовый вагон

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  • Railway post office — In the United States a railway post office, commonly abbreviated as RPO, was a railroad car that was normally operated in passenger service as a means to sort mail en route, in order to speed delivery. The RPO was staffed by highly trained… …   Wikipedia

  • railway post office — The car in which railway postal clerks perform their duties …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • railway post office — noun : railway mail car …   Useful english dictionary

  • Terminal Railway Post Office — Terminal railway post offices were sorting facilities which were established by the Railway Mail Service to speed the distribution of parcel post. These offices were usually located in or near railroad stations in major cities or junction points …   Wikipedia

  • Streetcar Railway Post Office — (RPO) routes operated in several major USA cities between the 1890s and 1920s. The final route was in Baltimore, Maryland. The Mobile Post Office Society, Affiliate 64 of the American Philatelic Society, has published monographs detailing the… …   Wikipedia

  • Boat Railway Post Office — Route Agents and, later, Railway Post Office (RPO) clerks were placed on inland boat lines at a very early date; postmarks go back to 1857. By the 1890s the famed river packets and steamers on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers usually carried RPO… …   Wikipedia

  • Post office — Post Post, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L. positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See {Position}, and cf. {Post} a pillar.] 1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mobile post office — Mobile post offices deliver mail and other postal services through specially equipped vehicles, such as trucks and trains. Contents 1 Mobile Post Offices around the world 1.1 United Kingdom 1.2 United States 1.3 …   Wikipedia

  • Travelling Post Office — A Travelling Post Office (TPO) is a type of mail train where the post is sorted en route. History Following an agreement in 1830, made between the General Post Office and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L MR), mail had been carried by train …   Wikipedia

  • Highway Post Office — Due to the continual withdrawal of so many Railway Post Office (RPO) trains, the Post Office Department decided to experiment with the distribution of mail on large buses, equipped somewhat like RPO cars. On February 10, 1941, experimental… …   Wikipedia

  • Post Office Railway — Die Post Office Railway, auch als Mail Rail bekannt, war eine von 1928 bis zum 31. Mai 2003 in London betriebene U Bahn für die Postbeförderung. Die Züge der Post Office Railway fuhren fahrerlos. Die Spurweite betrug 610 mm. Betrieben wurden die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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