Re: What's in a name
A&Y Dave in MD
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I have seen it used to include rail and water combined routes too. The idea they were conveying was pure marketing--whether parcel or person, you will be conveyed via the most direct route from point A to point B over land and water as if gliding on air. As with all marketing, it rarely lived up to the image described.
If I'm not mistaken, but without easy means to check my memory, I recall reading about an air line involving stage coaches as well as rail and water at the Postal Museum in DC near Union Station. As we know now, even the realization of riding in the air via a current "airline" isn't all that much better in reality than being conveyed in a cattle car in 1930!
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On Dec 26, 2015, at 6:32 AM, 'Scott H. Haycock ' shhaycock@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote: