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Mail on the Move
James H Bruns
Transportation Trails
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2004-11-24 15:54:19
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Mail on the Move

By James H Bruns.

Perfectbound, 8.25x10.75", 224 pp, 260 photos and illustrations.

see also: Moving Mail & Express by Rail

The Overland Mail 1849–1869

The Postal Age

"Mail on the Move is broken down into nine distinct sections, starting out with the conception of mail service in the United States by means of horses, stage coaches and wagons. Special attention is given to the Butterfield Overland Mail Company, the Pony Express, and early day Star Routes.

"Subsequent sections cover the movement of the mail over water, by rail, and through the air. The shipping section focuses on steamships, Sea Post Service, and shipwrecks, with extra attention given to the Titanic. The railroad section covers mail 'on the fly', streetcar mail, train wrecks, robberies, plus mail delivered by means of pneumatic tubes. The section on aviation details the early years of airmail.

"Movement of the mail by means of motorized vehicles encompasses the majority of the remaining sections. A wide variety of vehicles, from the automobiles to modern mail trucks."