Thursday, April 23, 2015

411 - TPO No. 2, Central Railway

TPO No. 2 Central Railway [Travelling Post Office Railway Number 2, Central Railway], running between Rockhampton and Longreach, opened on 17 September 1867 between Rockhampton and Westwood. No extensions were made until 1874 and it was 1879 before the railway reached Emerald. It was gradually extended to Barcaldine in September 1886 and Longreach in 1892

The travelling post office opened on 14 July 1885 with the journey between Rockhampton and Beta railway station 25 km past Alpha. The service was probably extended to Barcaldine in December 1886 and then to Longreach in 1892 when the line reached there. The last recorded datestamp is late 1901

  • Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) is rated 2R



TPO No. 2 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 2R


TPO No. 2 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 2R


TPO No. 2 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 2R. Seen on Ebay


TPO No. 2 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Premier Postal auctions



TPO No. 2 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 112



TPO No. 2 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 2R. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 128 lot no 1004



TPO No. 2 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 2R. Dated 22 April 1893. Seen at Spink auction no 12043 lot no 1445

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