Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cancel for November 8: Union Pacific Railroad



UNION PACIFIC R. R. CO.
NOV
8
1898


Today the Union Pacific is the largest railroad in North America.  The UP is also one of North America's most famous railroads for its work building west from Nebraska to create the first transcontinental railroad,  completing the most track before it met up with the Central Pacific which was being built east from a start in Sacramento, California. 

By 1898 when this stamp was cancelled the UP had expanded its operations, come under the control of the Goulds, and would soon purchase a controlling interest in the Southern Pacific. 

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