C&NW Demonstration of a passenger flagstop (1954 - steam engine pulled passenger train)

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C&NW Demonstration of a passenger flagstop (1954 - steam engine pulled passenger train)
Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:53 PM
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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 10:02 PM

CMStPnP

While it was filmed and titled as a 'flag stop'.  At the end with people walking into the 'field' with what appear to be mail sacks makes me wonder if this wasn't a 'mail stop'.  The RPO looked to be outfitted to pick up on the fly, and dropping mail off on the fly is just pitching the sacks out of the RPO.  What I didn't see was the appratus that gets used for 'high speed' mail pick up.

         

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