Rhode Island Postal
History - Railroad Cancels
1910 Detroit & St. Louis Railroad - RPO
Post Card from A. E. More - Detroit Michigan
To Mrs. Arthur Claflin in Buttonwoods, RI
The Postcard shows a view of
the First Congregational Church in Detroit, Michigan where a Mr.
Atkins was the former Pastor. (Evidently he had lived in Rhode
Island at one time and was known by Mrs. Claflin.) The postcard is
canceled with a 1910 Detroit and St. Louis Railroad RPO, (Train Nr.
9). The stamp is the 1-cent (Green) Franklin issue of 1908-09,
The Face of Postcard - First
or Railway Post Offices were operated on special mail cars. The
was actually sorted
on board the train between destinations.
I could find no record of a
Detroit and St. Louis Railroad and it must have been a branch line
of another major railroad, possibly the "Norfolk & Western." My
written records are of New England Railroads only.