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Posted 06/24/2013   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Bujutsu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All

I was wondering if any member in here can give me some specific information about this RPO cancellation? It is a nice clear stroke of the Kingston & Oneon R.P.O.

Does anyone have a RF listing for these cancels?

Thanks a lot

Chimo

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Posted 06/24/2013   12:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ncbuckeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice cancellation. This is the Kingston and Oneonta railroad in lower New York. In the early 1900's, the world's largest railroad roundhouse was built in Oneonta.
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Edited by ncbuckeye - 06/24/2013 12:27 pm
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Posted 06/24/2013   12:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting that the RPO is from Train 18 in 1907, as that same year, that train service was extended from May to September to year-round service (except Sundays) to New York City as referred to in this excerpt from the Postal Bulletin:



Ultimately, the RPO, as well as the train service via the Catskill Mountain Branch of the New York Central Railroad, formerly the Ulster and Delaware Railroad, ended in 1954 as per this news article thanks to the demise of the railroads in general in deference to truck and automobile transportation being made to the area:

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Edited by wt1 - 06/24/2013 12:54 pm
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Posted 06/24/2013   3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately a sign of the times as it changes, and not always for the good either.

Chimo

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