Our topic for the May 6meeting will be Trolley Mail Service...Moving Mail...Not People. John Crowley will discuss the history of streetcars being used in the delivery of mail in St. Louis.
Streetcar RPOs (Railway Post Offices) represented a real improvement in service in their time, but eventually were replaced by trucks as vehicles and roads improved in the early 20th century. These special trolleys collected, moved, sorted and cancelled mail along their routes through the city. Many had slots where mail could be deposited on the street.
Join us May 6 at 10 am at Mudd's Grove, 302 W. Argonne Dr. in Kirkwood.