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  1. chris

    chris Guest

    RPO #2055

    RPO #2055, Newburg MO sometime in the late 1960s. Frisco photo; Published in the Frisco Museum's "All Aboard" magazine; posted with permission.
     

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  2. chris

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    Drawing of 2000-series RPO (2039, 2040, 2042, 2043, 2045, 2047, 2048, 2050, 2052, 205

    Drawing of 2000-series RPO (2039, 2040, 2042, 2043, 2045, 2047, 2048, 2050, 2052, 2054). Built AC&F Co. 11-1911.
     

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  3. chris

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    Drawing of RPO #2045-2049-2050

    Drawing of RPO #2045-2049-2050. Built by AC&F Co. 11-1911, from a previous FMIG newsletter.
     

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  4. jarnett

    jarnett Member

    Were these RPOs ever painted blue and white for Meteor service?

    Thanks

    Jim
     
  5. gbmott

    gbmott Member

    Re: Drawing of 2000-series RPO (2039, 2040, 2042, 2043, 2045, 2047, 2048, 2050, 2052, 205

    Does anyone out there have a photograph or painting diagram for these cars that shows how they were lettered? I assume that the "Frisco" in the letterboard and the car number/SLSF on the side were centered as usual, but where was the "United States Mail/Railway Post Office" located? Thanks

    Gordon
     
  6. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Frisco.org Supporter

    Mike Condren has a slide of RPO 2045, I think, in Rolla in 1967. It has standard gold Frisco lettering and Railway Post Office markings. Perhaps he could be pursuaded to post the slide for you.

    Ken McElreath
     
  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    My father-in-law, Harold Arnold, sorted mail on RPO cars between Monett, Mo and St Louis or Monett and Tulsa from about 1950 through 1966. He used to practice sorting at home, using a self-contained training tool that was like a very large suitcase with pigeon holes and changeable labels. Unfortunately, He disposed of it long before I met him.

    A few weeks ago, my wife was in Oklahoma for a family reunion. Near Guthrie, in the town of Crescent (which was near her dad's birthplace) she went to the City of Crescent Museum. Inside, one of the displays talked about the railroads and mail service. In the display was one of the sorting practice suitcases along with the cards that were used in the sorting practice. She took a picture of it for our benefit.
     

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

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

    Re: RPO #2055

    The "War Years Blue and Gray" Paint Scheme list published my the former Frisco Museum is scanned elsewhere (Somewhere??) on this website. It may be separate, but for sure it was published in one of the museum's newsletters. It shows which RPO's were painted in that paint scheme.

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

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

    Re: RPO #2055

    I believe that's the same list.

    Tom
     
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  10. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Keith, as a railfan and as someone who works in training/employee development, it's a fascinating story and piece of railroadana...thanks to you and your wife for sharing.

    Best Regards,
     
  11. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: RPO #2055

    :cool: Thumbs Up on this post. Nice catch, Keith.
     

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