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Posted 11/17/2013   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Guatemala postal card featuring a train!

It is also interesting that the American Bank Note Company of New York printed them.
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Posted 11/17/2013   6:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, I've got a couple other S.A. postal cards, from other countries, that are also printed by the American Bank Note Co. They are really nice designs. Been kind of thinking about collecting more.
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Posted 11/18/2013   2:46 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Spain1850 - niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! Though it is sort of cheating...

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Posted 11/19/2013   06:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Anyone know why so many of the big Railway terminals have the word "Union" in their titles? I hope it is not a silly question.
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Posted 11/19/2013   10:51 am  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As far as I know, it is because multiple railroads terminated/stopped there. For instance, more than one road runs into Grand Central in NYC. Older folks here who may have travelled the rails during their youth may be able to give more info.
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Posted 11/19/2013   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a Wiki explanation of the use of "Union" in the title for a train station:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_station
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Posted 11/19/2013   3:57 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
WT1 - well there we go! :-) :-)
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Posted 11/19/2013   5:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was thnking it might have been all related to the Union Pacific Railroad but . . .

From the Wikipedia article linked to above:

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A union station (also union terminal. Joint station in Europe) is the term used for a railway station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more separate railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. The term 'union station' is used in North America and 'joint station' in Europe.
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Posted 12/16/2013   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A nice old southern postcard.





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Posted 01/24/2014   3:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A nice, old Private Mailing Card for the topic:







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Posted 01/24/2014   5:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More photos and history on the old Mt. Tom Railroad in Holyoke, Massachusetts may be found at this link:

http://explorewmass.blogspot.com/20...holyoke.html
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Posted 01/24/2014   6:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wt1, thank you.
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Posted 01/25/2014   12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You have to love those 19th century postcards. Those are great cards in here.

I know that some people use these to dress up their RPO collections as collateral material. I know, because I do <G>.

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Posted 01/25/2014   1:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bujutsu, I believe the artist that designed the Mt Tom card must have been paid by the flourish and curlicue.
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Posted 01/26/2014   12:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You never know stampfan. I guess anything is a possibility.

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