Friday, September 18, 2009

Cancel for September 18: Connellsville and Monongahela Railway

C. & M.
SEP 18 1899
The Connellsville and Monongahela was absorbed not long after the cancellation of this stamp by the Monongahela Railway. The larger Monongahela Railway was created in 1900 by the Pennsylvania and Lake Erie as a line south of Brownsville Junction where the P&LE met up with the Pennsylvania Railroad. The MR led to an active coal mining region and primarily hauled coal. The MR expanded its operations by leasing the C&M Railway which took a different approach to connecting Brownsville Junction to mining areas to the south.

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