Hillsdale C36.2

Discussion in 'Kansas City Subdivision' started by Karl, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The Paola Milling company was the sole customer in Hillsdale. Note the location of the mail crane.

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  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I'd never noticed this one before, but the mail crane does seemed to be placed rather curiously. Closer to the Hillsdale Post Office? Even if so, I would have thought that hanging the mail bag would have been the responsibility of the Frisco agent?

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  3. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    The mail crane would have been hung by the postmaster (or another postal employee) or probably the "mail messenger" (Guy who drove mail between depot and post office). The RR agent "might" have handled the job on a contract basis, but it would have been unlikely, since he would have to have left the depot to handle those tasks.

    Tom G.

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