Last updated: 3/12/2010
Boyce, Virginia
Street Address
117 East Main Street
Boyce, VA 22620
Mailing Address
117 East Main Street
Boyce, VA 22620
phone: 540-837-9090
fax: 540-837-9046
e-mail: f_scheer@yahoo.com
web: www.railwaymailservicelibrary.org
Hours

Saturday11 AM - 4 PM
other times by appointment
Admissions
no charge
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Mr. Frank Scheer, Curator
Description

The RMSL is at the grade crossing of post office history with railroad research. It focuses upon how mail was distributed in Railway Post Offices between 1864 and 1977.

History

The RMSL was born as the AmeRPO Society Library in 1952. It was renamed the RMS Library by Hershel Rankin in the 1960s, then was moved to Virginia and became the Railway Mail Service Library in 1980. It's home is the historic N&W Railway station at Boyce, Virginia, built in 1913.

Artifact Collections

Len Cohen's "Round-the-World" postal badge collection.

Research Collections

Edwin B. Berman Mail Route Schedule collection, Edward J. Maloney Mail Scheme collection.

Educational Programs

Presentations about Railway Post Offices are arranged upon request.

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

Reprinted articles about Railway Post Offices are arranged upon request.

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