Small yard detail

Another little detail to add to your yard: a mailbox.
No kidding. I've seen them at a couple places around here (Bay Area);
just the standard metal rural batting-practice box mounted on a 4x4 post.
Now if someone could explain the purpose of these in the Real World: do
the trainmen like to leave each other love notes there?
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David Nebenzahl
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No, but you can bet they leave and collect paperwork/documents/forms for each other in them. Depending on the location and nature of the operation they may contain consignment notes, waybills, manifests, mark-offs, brake certificates, that sort of thing.
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These are also at many industries that the railroad switches. Due to the 24 hour nature of railroading and the real world nature of business they need to communicate.
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Big Rich Soprano
At Quincy Jct they have, I think an ammo can there for transferring paper work. Makes a lot of sense, they are waterproof.
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Clark Martin

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