RPO no-rider rule
From: "Wendell Huffman" firstname.lastname@example.org
The no-rider rule was there for a reason, as my grandmother's uncle Charlie Lane found out – the hard way. He was the Adams Express messenger on Pan Handle train 8 and made the mistake of letting a former fellow employee Charles Ferrell hitch a ride in the express car. When car 208 was opened upon arrival at Columbus, Ohio on 10 August 1900, the safe was empty and Lane was dead with three .38 slugs in his back. Ferrell needed the money for his wedding; instead he got the chair.
[from the R&LHS Newsgroup.]