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1987Railroad Mail Car First Day Cover plus MEN AND MAIL IN TRANSIT VHS cassette videotape

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. It comes with a hard plastic protective case along with a 1987 first day cover of the Railroad Mail Car stamp. The cover is shown in the photograph above.

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


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

The video clips aren't not as good as the image quality on the VHS tape. They only hint at the interesting material that rail historians and postal researches will find in the film. The VHS tape is NTSC format so that it will only play on videotape players in North America or anywhere else NTSC format can be viewed. Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed. If not pleased, you may return the tape and cover in good condition and receive a full refund including your return media mail postage.

The purchase price covers the preservation of the original film at the Railway Mail Service Library. It also includes the conversion and all costs to produce the tape. 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 below. before repairs and repainting commenced. You may learn more about the Railway Mail Service Library at its website or on the RMSL "AboutMe" page.

Price is as follows:
$17.99ea plus Shipping, Costing $2.01 for the first and $1.00 for each 
additional Cassette purchased for Domestic Shipping and $5.01 for International with $2.00 extra for each additional.

You can Make payments using PAYPAL by making payments to fscheer@railwaymailservicelibrary.org or you can use our Mail in order form

You can make payments via www.PayPal.com to fscheer@railwaymailservicelibrary.org or mail a check to:

BOYCE, VA 22620-9639