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MEN AND MAIL IN TRANSIT and MAIL IN MOTION DVD

A 28-minute movie, MEN AND MAIL IN TRANSIT, was produced by the Post Office Department as a training film in 1956. It shows all aspects of how Railway Postal Clerks did their work aboard a Railway Post Office (RPO) car. MAIL IN MOTION runs 18 minutes. It is a 1956 educational film developed by the National Postal Transport Association (NPTA). The NPTA was the successor to the Railway Mail Association (RMA) after 1949. In addition to RPOs, MAIL IN MOTION describes the work performed at Terminal RPOs, Air Mail Facilities (AMF), and Highway Post Offices (HPO). Most of the railway scenes in both movies were filmed on the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad between Washington, DC, and Cumberland, Maryland.

Here are some sample video clips from these films at http://www.railwaymailservicelibrary.org/videos/

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MEN AND MAIL IN TRANSIT

introduction to the Postal Transportation Service

hanging the catcher pouch at Kensington, Maryland

making the catch aboard a train

demonstrating a throw and catch

a substitute's first catch

MAIL IN MOTION

the substitute clerk's first trip on a RPO

making a non-stop exchange

These video clips aren't the same high resolution as the digital recordings on this disk, which are broadcast quality. They only hint at the interesting material that rail historians and postal researches will find in these programs. The DVD has a menu but is also designed so that it will play as a continuous loop without prompting. This makes it suitable for hands-free video displays at rail museums.

The DVD is professionally produced by Sony DADC in Terre Haute, Indiana. It has been prepared from the best available prints of these 16 mm films, copied to beta masters, then converted from analog to digital recordings. There is no region code on this DVD, so this disk is guaranteed to work on a DVD player anywhere in the world. Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed. If not pleased, you may return the DVD in good condition and receive a full refund including your return first class mail postage.

The purchase price covers the preservation of the original films at the Railway Mail Service Library. It also includes the conversions and all costs to produce these high-quality DVDs. Remaining proceeds benefit restoration of the Boyce, Virginia, railway station as well as monthly utility expenses. This former 1913 Norfolk and Western Railway station is shown before repairs and repainting commenced in a 2003 photo . You may learn more about the Railway Mail Service Library at its website or on the RMSL "AboutMe" page.

Price is as follows:
$18.99ea plus Shipping, Costing $2.01 for the first and $1.00 for each 
additional DVD purchased for Domestic Shipping and $3.01 for International with $2.00 extra for each additional.

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RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE LIBRARY
117 EAST MAIN STREET
BOYCE, VA 22620-9639