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I saw a Railway express caboose on E bay. It brings to mind this question.

Did REA have thier own trians? Was the train made up of REA box cars alone? Did they really have thier own cabeese?

As a kid I don't remember seeing trains with REA rolling stock.
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I remember REA, including their trucks and the depot they had at the east end of the Penny's Sunnyside yard. I also remember that when we went on vacation by train in the 40s, my mother packed a large trunk that was picked up the day before we left home and delivered to our hotel 2-3 days after we arrived. There was a similar delay on the return to home. I don't know where the delivery delay occurred but is always struck me as less than "express" service.


Some years ago, some of the present-day Aristo Craft G gauge product line was sold under the name REA Express. This includes the green REA caboose that you saw on Ebay, which is now known as the large steel-style Aristo caboose ( a great caboose ). Aristo continues to use the REA red diamond-shaped logo.

To add to Richard Smith's Air Farce posting, I think it was the Readers Digest that ran the following:
Mr. Jones has been promoted to a detective on the Police Farce.

Mr. Jones wrote to the paper and demanded a correction. They obliged. 'We regret the error. Mr. Jones is a defective on the Police Force'.

My brother was in the US Army Air Force during WWII; at times I have my worries.

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