Mail hook

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Demo of the mail hook pulling a mail bag on Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad #1923 at the Illinois Railway Museum.

A mail hook is an installation at a railroad where a catcher pouch can be hung, to be picked up by a passing train without the train having to stop. See further discussion at Railway post office.

Further reading[edit]

  • Cushing, Marshall (1893). The Story of Our Post Office: The Greatest Government Department in all its Phases. Boston, Massachusetts: A. M. Thayer & Co. at Internet Archive