The National Postal Museum’s new virtual exhibition, “Tragedy at Tunnel 13: The Crime, the Victims, and the Legacy” is now available for viewing on the museum’s website. The exhibition was curated through the collaboration of the National Postal Museum, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Southern Oregon Historical Society.
Train 13 of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company regularly carried mail between Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco. Both mail and freight cars frequently carried rich cargo, including payrolls, cash, gold, negotiable bonds and other valuables.