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I would like to know when RPO's were discontinued on the Gulf Wind and also on the South Wind. Thanks in advance. Rick Milas

-- Rick Milas (rmilas7@hotmail.com), March 19, 2002


I'm pretty certain the South Wind never had an RPO - at least I have never seen any photos of it with one. There were plenty of other trains on the Chicago-Florida routes (Seminole, etc.) that carried lots of RPOs and storage mail. By 1966, at least, the Gulf Wind did not have an RPO - not sure if it carried one earlier, and if so, when it was dropped. The next issue of Lines South (2nd quarter 2002) will have a feature article on the Gulf Wind.

-- Larry Goolsby (LGoolsby@aphsa.org), March 19, 2002.

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