Tuesday 17 October 2017

Calendar derailed for 63 years

The US Postal Servicehas just delivered a 1950 calendar to a Pennsylvania newspaper (AP/Robert Ray)
The US Postal Servicehas just delivered a 1950 calendar to a Pennsylvania newspaper (AP/Robert Ray)

A Pennsylvania newspaper has just received a calendar to help ring in the new year - 1950.

Scranton's The Times-Tribune said a mail carrier delivered it 63 years late without explanation on Friday.

The large tube contained a 1950 Pennsylvania Railroad calendar addressed to James Flanagan, former general manager of The Scranton Times.

The calendar includes a holiday greeting from a railroad executive dated December 1949. Mr Flanagan died that month.

A US Postal Service spokesman said lost mail was sometimes found when a machine was dismantled or office space renovated.

Times-Tribune publisher Bobby Lynett said he would offer the calendar to the Steamtown National Historic Site railroad museum.

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