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Posted 12/19/2018   7:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tohill2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's my toughie for tonite:


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Posted 12/19/2018   7:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tohill2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tried to put this on the previous post, but no luck.

This is the only think I could find:






This is in the Charleroi district, and the closest railroad is to the E/SE about a mile or so.
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Posted 12/19/2018   8:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cursory Research, Tony.
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoorlijn_121



Tough finding a map.
Industrial Lines (out of order =broken up, I assume)
http://www.wikiwand.com/fr/Liste_de..._de_Belgique

See Ransart - Masses-Diarbois. #256

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Edited by rod222 - 12/19/2018 8:21 pm
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Posted 12/19/2018   9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tohill2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To ask an intelligent question, a researcher has to know three-quarters of the answer. Obviously, I'm not nearly there yet. My first foray into these stamps was December 14th, so I'm not unhappy with my progress, by any means. I get that you have railway route lists, and I'll figure out where they hide on the Web and bookmark the appropriate sites.

What I don't understand is how you knew to look at the route you found the station on. That line was torn up 33 years ago. Is there a search tool or other asset that links station names to a specific railroad route? I've seen a few route station lists on Wikipedia, but those were more luck than anything else, and weren't always what I was looking for.
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Posted 12/19/2018   9:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
the answer....
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Posted 12/19/2018   9:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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What I don't understand is how you knew to look at the route you found the station on.


Tony, you are doing just fine.
I am just a newbie, as well, First requirement, is curiosity, which we both share.
The rest is searching ability.
Perf 12 is an advanced fellow in this discipline, so is 22 crows, and others.

I merely typed in "masses Diarbois Rail" in my search engine, and up popped the options, "translate this page" followed.

Experiment with Text strings "Belgian railway maps" etc, and all sorts of goodies are served up.
Generally speaking the more accurate, and quantity of relevance you type in the text string, the better the response.

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Posted 12/19/2018   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

By the way, further to Chasa's response, have you noticed the date of your parcel strike ?

1535 I was wondering if this is a date slug error, or otherwise.........

I was thinking it should have been 1935.


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Posted 12/19/2018   10:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod that is 3pm December 4, 1935
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Posted 12/20/2018   12:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Rod that is 3pm December 4, 1935


Right! Thanks Chasa,
was staring me in the face, but completely flew over the head.
So your example was 7pm
I have learnt something here.


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Posted 12/20/2018   06:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's where the postmark was most likely applied:

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Posted 12/20/2018   1:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Wow! nice pic there Robert, thanks a bunch.

Any members know if/how I can get / listen to a pronounciation of Masses-Diarbois please?
I am assuming "Mass-dubwa"


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Posted 12/20/2018   1:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tohill2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What or where, does the NORD-BELGE postmark indicate? AFAIK there is no town/city named North Belgium. I've seen this one with TILLEUR on the bottom third of the postmark; there are others I've seen, but can't remember.
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Any members know if/how I can get / listen to a pronounciation of Masses-Diarbois please?

Try Google Translate. It has an audio feature.

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Posted 12/20/2018   2:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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What or where, does the NORD-BELGE postmark indicate?

Perhaps this:

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La Compagnie du Nord - Belge était la branche administrative belge de la grande compagnie ferroviaire française Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Nord, qui à partir de 1854 a exploité différents chemins de fer belges en Wallonie.

"The Compagnie du Nord - Belge was the Belgian administrative branch of the great French railway company Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Nord, which from 1854 operated various Belgian railways in Wallonia."
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Posted 12/20/2018   2:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tohill2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply






Here are 3 examples of why I'm asking about Nord-Belge. If it isn't a specific location, is it the modern line that runs the line that Robert referenced? That would indicate why different locations are listed on the lower portion of the CXL. However, that would appear to be a different system/method than any other I've seen so far, with a city on top, and a sub-location or alternate spelling below.


Nord-Belge appears to be a rather common CXL.

Tony
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