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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Trucks Built To Carry Mail

The Dallas Morning News
October 27, 1950

Special to The News

Rockdale, Texas, Oct. 26. -- Trucks fitted like railway post office cars and costing $18,000 each will begin serving two routes from Waco, Rep. W.R. Poage announced Thursday.

Poage said one route will serve Chilton, Lott, Rosebud, Burlington, Ben Arnold, Cameron, Rockdale, Giddings, LaGrange, Schulenberg, Hallettsville and Yoakum.

The other will serve McGregor, Oglesby, Gatesville, Jonesboro, Hamilton, Hico, Dublin, Gorman, Carbon and Eastland.

Three of the $18,000 vehicles will be stationed at Waco, two will be in daily service and one in reserve. Vehicles in service will be manned by a driver and a postal clerk.

The services are designated by the Post Office Department as highway post office routes. They will replace discontinued railway post office services. 

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