1950 railroad calendar delivered 63 years late: US postal service

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (AP) - A Pennsylvania newspaper has just received a calendar to help ring in the new year - except the year is 1950.

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

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

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

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

Times-Tribune publisher Bobby Lynett says he'll see if the Steamtown National Historic Site railroad museum is interested in the calendar.

If not, he'll display it in the newspaper's offices.