REPORTED LOCATIONS OF RAILWAY POST OFFICE CARS

Updated October 311, 2006

 

“Display” indicates where the interior of the car can be viewed with either a partial or complete interior.

 

 

MUSEUM NAME

 

CITY

 

STATE

 

RPO INITIAL, NO. AND LENGTH

 

DISPLAY

WEBPAGE

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Calera

AL

 

SOU --, --' RPO, lightweight (doesn’t show up in current equipment roster)

B&O 74, 60’ RPO (Birmingham, near the L&N passenger station)

 

Unknown

 

No

 

http://www.hodrrm.org/

North Alabama Railroad Museum

Chase

AL

 

SOU 3585, 30' RPO

 

Yes

 

Travel Town Museum

Griffith Park, Los Angles

CA

 

ATSF M-177, 15’ RPO

 

No

 

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

La Mesa

CA

 

ATSF 74, 60’ RPO

 

Yes

 

www.psrm.org

Pacific Locomotive Association

Merced

CA

Yosemite Valley 107, 40’ RPO

No

 

Cannery Row

Monterey

CA

 

SP ----, 30' RPO

 

No

 

Golden Gate Railroad Museum

Niles Canyon

CA

 

SP 5131, 30’ RPO; UP 5901, 60’ RPO:

SP 5045, 30’ RPO

 

No

No

No

 

http://www.ggrm.org/

Orange Empire Railway Museum

Perris

CA

 

ATSF 60, 60' RPO;

UP 1267, 60' RPO; PE  1406

 

Yes

No

No

 

California State Railway Museum

Sacramento

CA

 

GN 42, 60' RPO

 

Yes

 

Napa Valley Railroad

Yountville

CA

 

SP ----, 30’ RPO (formerly on display at Monterey, CA?}

 

No

 

http://www.winetrain.com/yountville_station.html

Colorado Railroad Museum

Golden

CO

 

C&S 254, 60' RPO

RGS 150, 30' RPO

RGS "Galloping Goose"

 

Yes

No

No

 

Durango & Silverton Railroad

 

Hermosa

CO

D&RG Narrow Gauge 30’ car body next to water tank

 

No

 

http://www.durangotrain.com/about/history.htm

Danbury Railroad Museum

Danbury

CT

 

Reportedly has a PRR RPO, but web page only cites a PRR 60-feet baggage car last used in wire train service.

 

No

 

www.danbury.org/drm

Valley Railroad Museum

Essex

CT

 

NH --, 60' RPO

 

No

 

Railroad Museum of New England

Thomaston

CT

 

NH 2789, 30’ RPO; NH 3281, --‘ RPO; MEC 352, --‘ RPO

 

No

No

No

 

http://www.rmne.org/

Thronateeska Heritage Center

Albany

GA

 

ACL 13, 60’ RPO

 

No

 

Southeastern Transportation Museum

Duluth

GA

 

SOU 1701, 60' RPO; SOU 153, 30’ RPO

 

No

No

 

Restaurant at the former SOU Railway station

Vinings

GA

 

WRyofA/A&WP --, 60' RPO

 

No

 

Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago

IL

 

CB&Q 9900, 30' RPO (Pioneer Zephyr)

 

No

 

Galesburg Railroad Museum

Galesburg

IL

 

CB&Q 1145, 30' RPO

 

Yes

 

Monticello Railway Museum

Monticello

IL

 

NKP 356, 15’ RPO; C&A 880, 30’ RPO; IC 404, 30’ RPO

 

No

No

No

 

Fox River Trolley Museum

South Elgin

IL

 

Chicago streetcar RPO 6

 

No

 

http://www.foxtrolley.org/map.htm

Illinois Railway Museum

Union

IL

 

CB&Q 1923, 30' RPO

 

Under development

 

Whitewater Valley Railroad

Connersville

IN

 

B&O ---, --‘ RPO

 

No

 

National New York Central Museum

Elkhart

IN

 

EL -----, 30' RPO

 

No

 

http://www.nycrrmuseum.org/

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

Fort Wayne

IN

 

NKP 831, 15' RPO

 

No

 

 

Indiana Railroad Museum

French Lick

IN

 

NYC ?, 60' RPO (former 20th Century Ltd car)

 

No

 

http://www.indianarailwaymuseum.org/

Indiana Railroad Museum

French Lick

IN

 

NYC ?, 60' RPO (former 20th Century Ltd car)

 

No

 

http://www.indianarailwaymuseum.org/

RailsWest Railroad Museum - Historical Society of Pottawattamie County

Council Bluffs

IA

 

UP 5908, 60’ RPO

 

Yes

 

 

Atchison

Atchison

KS

 

CB&Q --, 30' RPO

 

No

 

 

Midland Railroad

Baldwin City

KS

 

KCS 30, 30' RPO

 

No

 

Historic Rail Park

 

Bowling Green

KY

 

L&N 1107, 60’ RPO

 

Under development

 

www.historicrailpark.com

Railway Exposition Company

Latonia

KY

 

PRR ----, --‘ RPO

 

No

 

Kentucky Railroad Museum

New Haven

KY

 

RPO display by Charles N. Scott, Monon ?, 30' RPO (poor external condition,but interior reported to be complete) 60' C&O --- RPO (not personally seen)

 

No

 

www.kyrail.org

 

Louisiana Railroad Museum (?)

Shreveport

LA

 

IC --, 60' RPO

 

No

 

B&O Museum

Baltimore

MD

 

B&O --, 15' RPO

 

No

 

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

 

Baltimore

MD

Maryland and Pennsylvania 35, 15’ RPO

 

No

 

http://www.borail.org/

Gaithersburg Railroad Museum

Gaithersburg

MD

 

SOU 36, 60' RPO

 

No

 

Michigan State University Museum

East Lansing

MI

 

GTW 9683 60’ RPO

 

No

 

Lake Superior Museum of Transportation

Duluth

MN

 

NP 1447, 30' RPO

 

No

 

Unknown – perhaps the “Country Caboose” but not included in their description

Joplin

MO

 

KCS --, 60' RPO

 

Yes

 

Patee House Museum

St. Joseph

MO

 

H&SJ replica 1862 RPO from converted baggage car, rebuilt in 1932

 

No

 

National Museum of Transport

St. Louis

MO

 

SLSF 251, 30' RPO; CB&Q 1942, 60’ RPO; SSW 71, 15’ RPO; UP 5812, 60’ RPO

 

No

No

No

No

 

Tweetsie Railroad

Blowing Rock

NC

 

ET&WNC 15, 15’ RPO

 

No

 

East Carolina Chapter, National Railway Historical Society

Bonsal

NC

 

SOU 188, 30’ RPO

 

No

 

Waccamaw Coast Line

Myrtle Beach

NC

 

IC ---, 30' RPO (car may have been moved to another museum following Waccamaw bankruptcy)

 

No

 

North Carolina Transportation Museum

Spencer

NC

 

SOU 49, 60’ RPO; SOU 36, 60' RPO

 

No

Yes

 

http://www.SALSIBURY.NC.US/NCTRANS/INDEX.HTM

Winnipesaukee Railroad

Meredith

NH

 

RUT ---, --‘ RPO

 

No

 

Delaware Valley Chapter, National Railway Historical Society

Morrisville

NJ

 

PRR 8565, 30’ RPO

 

No

 

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Chama

NM

D&RG 53, 54, 55 – Narrow Gauge 30’ cars

 

No

 

http://www.cumbrestoltec.com/

Nevada State Railroad Museum

Boulder City

NV

OSL Pullman (1911) Harriman standard, steel express-RPO

No. 2314, 30’ mail section, complete interior.

 

No

 

http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/museums/BoulderCity/rr.htm

Nevada State Railroad Museum

Carson City

NV

Virginia & Truckee 70-foot McKeen (1910) Motor Car 22 15’ RPO (no fixtures); Virginia & Truckee ACF (1907)

21 (second) 15’ RPO; Carson & Colorado Barney & Smith (1881) narrow gauge 3 12’ RPO (no fixtures)

 

No

 

http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/museums/rr/ccrr.htm

 

http://www.nsrm-friends.org/

Nevada Northern  Railway Museum

East Ely

NV

 

NN 20, 15’ RPO

 

No

 

http://www.nevadanorthernrailway.net/roster.htm

Pacific Locomotive Association

Virginia City

NV

Virginia & Truckee 23, 40’ RPO

No

 

Upper Hudson River Railway

North Creek

NY

 

ETRC 729, --‘ RPO

 

No

 

Railroad Museum of Long Island

Riverhead

NY

 

LI 4209, 15’ RPO

 

No

http://www.rmli.org/Pages/Riverhead_site_main.htm

Mad River & NKP Railway Museum

Bellevue

OH

 

PRR 6570, 60' RPO

 

No

 

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

Nelsonville

OH

 

GTW ?, 60’ RPO (center case)

 

No

 

Ohio Transportation Museum

Worthington

OH

 

PRR --, 60' RPO

 

No

 

Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society

Toledo

OR

 

SP 5132, 30’ RPO

 

No

 

Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

Altoona

PA

 

PRR 6571, 60’ RPO

 

No

 

Patrick McKinney

Claysburg

PA

 

PRR ---, Robert Hannegan, 60’ RPO

 

No

 

RESTAURANT/

SHOPS

Lancaster, approximately 20 miles North on PA route 272

PA

 

?

 

No

 

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

 

New Hope

PA

 

BRW 100 ‑ baggage RPO car, ex-Belfast & Moosehead Lake; CNJ --, 30’ RPO

 

 

?

 

http://www.newhoperailroad.com/

Conewago Model Railroad Club

New Oxford

PA

 

WM -----, 30' RPO

 

No

 

Steamtown – National Park Service

Scranton

PA

 

L&N 1100, 60’ RPO

 

Yes

http://www.nps.gov/stea/Collection/HRSC1100.HTM

 

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Strasburg

PA

 

PRR 5403, 15’ RPO

B&O 81, 60’ RPO

 

No

 

No

 

http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad

Titusville

PA

 

BAR ---, 30’ RPO

 

No

 

Shortline railroad

Northumberland

PA

 

PC 6595, 60’ RPO

 

No

 

 

South Carolina Railroad Museum

Winnsboto

SC

 

Unknown

 

No

 

Tennessee Valley Railway Museum

Chattanooga

TN

 

SOU 40, 60’ RPO

 

No

 

 

Old Smokey Railway Museum

Knoxville

TN

 

SOU 39, 60’ RPO

 

No

 

Southern Appalachia Railway Museum

Knoxville

TN

 

SOU 34, 60’ RPO

 

No

 

Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Nashville

TN

 

RI 354, 30’ RPO

 

No

 

http://www.tcry.org/equipmnt.htm

Age of Steam Museum

Dallas

TX

 

ATSF M-160, 15’ RPO; T&P 916, 30’ RPO

 

No

Under development

 

http://www.dallasrailwaymuseum.com/collection.html

Center for Transportation & Commerce

Galveston

TX

 

IC 100, 60’ RPO

 

No

 

 

Gulf Coast Chapter, National Railway Historical Society

Houston

TX

ATSF 3401. 30’ RPO

No

 

Interurban Museum

Plano

TX

 

TE 360, 15’ RPO

 

No

 

Ogden Union Station

Ogden

UT

 

UP 5819, 30' RPO

 

Under development

 

http://www.theunionstation.org/projects/rpo/projects_rpo_1.html

Old Dominion Chapter, NRHS

Paulsboro

VA

 

RF&P 103, 60' RPO; SOU 71, 60’ RPO

 

No

 

Virginia Museum of Transportation

 

Roanoke

VA

 

N&W 93, 60’ RPO

 

No

 

http://www.vmt.org

Puget Sound &  Snoqualmie Valley Railroad

Snoqualmie

WA

 

SP&S 52, 30’ RPO

 

No

 

RailAmerica (National Railroad Museum)

Green Bay

WI

 

ATSF 57, 60' RPO

CB&Q 2330, 60' RPO

 

No

No, but open for viewing

 

Mid-Continent  Railway Museum

North Freedom

WI

 

SOO Line 552, 15’ RPO; WC

1513, 30’ RPO

 

No

 

www.midcontinent.org

Minnesota Transportation Museum

Osceola

WI

 

NP 1102, 15' RPO

 

Yes

 

Unknown

Parkersburg

WV

 

B&O --, 30' RPO

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compiled by the Railway Mail Service Library.  Please report additions, deletions, or changes to: fscheer@railwaymailservicelibrary.org

 

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