Railway Post Office Car Restoration Project
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Raised $850
Goal $18,000
Days Left 23
Our goal is to restore the RPO to its former glory in order to preserve and teach railroad history which was a vital part of the town of Wallace’s history.
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Bob Farina

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April 11, 2018

Tim Peppe

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April 10, 2018

Manley Carr

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April 10, 2018

Richard Ciuccoli Ciuccoli

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April 9, 2018

Frank DellaRossa

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April 9, 2018

Paul Izzo

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April 9, 2018

stevenpaes

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April 7, 2018

Harley Blanton

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April 7, 2018

The Story

Wallace, NC

The Depot Commission has worked to restore the historic train depot in Wallace, North Carolina. Over the past 10 years, the Wallace Depot Commission has purchased several railroad cars and transformed the train depot into a museum. The depot has already restored a caboose and box car. On the first Saturday of each month, the depot museum is open for kids and families in the area to come learn about this history of the depot and the railcars.

In 2013, the Wallace Depot Commission purchased a 1947 Railway Post Office (RPO) railcar to restore for the museum. “From our research, the RPO is one of the few remaining RPO cars,” said Wallace Depot Commission President, Manley Carr. The RPO cars carried mail to the rural areas for decades with the last postal car operating in 1977. By restoring the RPO car, the public will be able to view and tour this car while learning about the railway postal car system.

In need of financial assistance, the Wallace Depot Commission hopes to raise $18,000 through RedBasket.org purchase items needed to repair and restore the RPO car. “Our goal is to restore the RPO to its former glory in order to preserve and teach railroad history which was a vital part of the town of Wallace’s history,” Manley said. By making a tax-deductible donation, you can help teach and show the local community the history of the RPO and its impact on delivering the mail across the United States. Share this story today!

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