All Aboard! Exploring the Newfoundland Railway

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Gordon Barnes - Mail Car

Gordon Barnes talks about the mailcar

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Length: 0:40 Min
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This is all original what's here. Everything that's here was in the national mail car at one time. The mail car workers were employees of the post office and not the railway. The mail service, when we had the train and rail car, of course - the mail service was much more reliable then it is now. You could mail a letter here in St. John's in the morning and people apparently would have it by lunchtime. That doesn't happen anymore. But - when - when the train service went, of course, the mail car service went along with it. But these guys were employees of the post office and they took their jobs very seriously.