Sunday, 2 September 2018

TPO No. 6 Central Railway

 TPO No. 6 Central Railway [Travelling Post Office Railway Number 6, 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

  • Registered handstamp on a Sideface - large type rated 3R

TPO No. 6 Central Railway Registered Label in red on a Commonwealth issue rated 3R. Dated 15 August 1932. Seen in the Queensland Stamp Collecting Facebook Group

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