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Posted 05/05/2011   3:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stamperdude to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In honor of the upcoming National Train Day on May 7th and the 40th Anniversary of AMTRAK lets see some RPO covers, postmarks, cancelling devices, mail pouch bags, RPO train cars, etc.

BTW I'm still on the look out for GM&O, Santa Fe, and other RR's covers that parallel Route 66.

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Posted 05/05/2011   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a bunch of Belgian railway stamps (with a couple of tax stamps thrown in)


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Posted 05/05/2011   3:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And my Union Pacific cover.





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Posted 05/05/2011   3:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since mention was made as to the 40th anniversary of AMTRAK, for those who may be interested, there is a special 40th Anniversary AMTRAK cancellation dated May 1, 2011:



If you want the postmark, you have 30 days to send a self addressed stamped envelope to request it to:

AMTRAK 40th Anniversary Station
Supervisor SFS Cancellation Services
8300 Underground Dr. NE, Pillar 210
Kansas City, MO 64144-9998

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Posted 05/05/2011   3:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
here's my contribution

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Posted 05/05/2011   4:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Previously posted at this link is an item that will fall into the category of RPO's:

http://goscf.com/t/12268&SearchTerm...mail,cancels
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Posted 05/05/2011   4:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
James,
Great stuff, especially that UPRR cover.

Jeff,
I love the page you made for your cover. It is worthy of framing and hanging on a wall (well maybe a hi-res copy).

I failed to mention that I just finished a book recently about the intertwined histories of RR's and Route 66: Elrond Lawrence's "Route 66 Railway". It had some beautiful pictures, informative text, and a wonderful journey across the country.
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Posted 04/03/2012   9:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This seemed like an appropriate place to post this one.
Anyone out there figure out which railroad this RPO is?
I make out, W. C.(?) Albuq. (Albuquerque) W. D.(?)
Got the RMS killer.
And TR8? Track 8? Did they get that specific?



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Posted 04/03/2012   10:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your example looks like "K.C. & Albuq. W.D.". I'm not the expert but I think it relates to Kansas City (MO) and Albuquerque (NM) RPO.

Not sure about the "W.D." (or perhaps "W.B.") but my guess is that it stands for Western District, Western Direction, or West Bound.

"TR 8" is for Train No. 8.
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Posted 04/04/2012   10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

One from the UK. A Highland Line TPO.
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Posted 04/04/2012   11:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Back to the Kansas City and Albuquerque RPO, here's another similar (but not exact) postmark I cropped from an eBay seller on a cover that shows the ending initials as "M.D." instead of "W.D.".



Any idea what these initials represent? My best guess is that "M.D." is for Midwest Division (or District) and "W.D." is for Western Division (or District), or something along those lines, although I am not certain.

As I have seen several other examples with the "M.D." initials, I have confirmed that it is not unique to the Kansas City and Albuquerque RPO.
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Posted 11/12/2012   10:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Searching for "Paramount Stamp Hinges"
I came across this piece of information:

November 1924 "Boy's Life" magazine.


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Posted 11/13/2012   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Seems like a likely place to post this...

I was lucky enough to get this cover which was processed on the very LAST trip on the very LAST day of British Traveling Post Offices. Farewell GB TPO's... except I'm still looking for a cover carried on the Glasgow to London (up) TPO service dated 8th August 1963

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Posted 11/13/2012   11:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
M. D. = Middle Division
W. D. = Western Division
TR = Through Run
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Edited by scotzm - 11/13/2012 11:34 am
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Posted 11/15/2012   7:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ChickasawStampMan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My son is an very active in rail fanning... I want to try to get him one of these at the next stamp show I attend.
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Posted 11/16/2012   3:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Prahanoaki to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is this thread restricted to English speaking country's TPO?







All different countries but all used in present Lithuania.
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