Thursday, April 23, 2015

412 - TPO No. 3, Central Railway

TPO No. 3 Central Railway [Travelling Post Office Railway Number 3, 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 September 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 1900

  • Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) is rated 3R
North Rockhampton railway station, 1.5 km north east of the Rockhampton post office, rectangular railway numeral canceller is rated 5R. For more information on the use of railway numeral cancellers, see here.



TPO No. 3 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 3R



TPO No. 3 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 3R


TPO No. 3 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 3R. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 112



TPO No. 3 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 3R. Seen at Status Stamps auction no 227 lot no 1598



TPO No. 3 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 3R. Seen at Status Stamps auction no 229 lot no 1513



TPO No. 3 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 3R. Seen at Status Stamps auction no 229 lot no 1513



TPO No. 3 Central Railway Sideface Barred Numeral Type 2 a (9 mm) rated 3R. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 69



North Rockhampton rectangular railway numeral canceller rated 5R. Seen on Stampboards

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