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On track : the railway mail service in Canada /
Susan McLeod O'Reilly.
Hull, Quebec : Canadian Museum of Civilization, c1992.
151 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
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Hull, Quebec : Canadian Museum of Civilization, c1992.
general note
Co-published by: National Postal Museum, and, Canada Post Corporation.
Issued also in French under title: À fond de train, le service postal ferroviaire au Canada.
catalogue key
Exchange; Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 11
Historical Contextp. 15
Postal Communicationp. 15
Transportationp. 17
Historical Summaryp. 19
Foreign Contextp. 37
Railway Mail Operationsp. 39
Creating the Messagep. 39
Sending the Messagep. 49
Processing and Delivering the Messagep. 53
Appearance of the Mail Carp. 54
Sorting the Mailp. 58
Cancelling the Mailp. 67
Formsp. 71
Catchpostp. 75
Receiving the Messagep. 83
The Railway Mail Clerkp. 91
Who Were the Railway Mail Clerks?p. 91
Training and Advancementp. 97
Life on Boardp. 102
Philatelyp. 115
Postal Markingsp. 115
The Royal Trainp. 132
Conclusionp. 137
Appendix - Former Railway Mail Clerks Who Provided Testimoniesp. 140
Notesp. 142
Select Bibliographyp. 149
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