Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Fullerton List: Railroad 100, The Sioux City and Pacific Railroad

This post is part of a continuing series on Richard Fullerton's 1952 Catalog of Railroad Company, Street Railway & Express Company Printed Cancellations on the 1898 U. S. Revenues.

Examples of the cancels, when available, are posted.

RR100: The Sioux City and Pacific Railroad

From the historical information at the back of the Fullerton Catalog:  Chartered August 1, 1864.  Road opened March 1 1868 to California Junction, Iowa; and to Fremont, Nebr. February 11 1869.  Operated the FE&MVRR (RR045) since 1871 upon completion of its first 51 miles of rail.  Came under C&NW (RR055) control in 1884 and operated under its own name until 1901 when it was completely absorbed into the C&NW.

The SC&PRR operated within the states of Iowa and Nebraska, and was built to connect Sioux City to the Union Pacific at Fremont, Nebraska.  As stated above, the line became a part of the Chicago and North Western in 1880s.  It is now a main line of the Union Pacific.  The "Blair Subdivison" of what is now the Unions Pacific was part of the old SC&PRR line and was also once part of the FE&MVRR.
Fullerton lists two types, on only the 1ct denomination.  An unlisted and no year date cancel is included below:

Type 1:  Two lines of plain type all caps 3 1/2mm high.  RR initials 23mm long.  A line of 16 dashes 22mm long and 6.5mm below.  Date 1899 is 2mm high, 6mm long and 8mm below RR initials.  Figure 1 of date is serifed.

1ct  Pale Blue             a.  Normal   (1)  Roulette

Type 1, 1ct a.(1)
1899 roulette
Sente scan

Type 2:  Same as above except that date 1900 is 7mm long and 8.5mm below RR initials.  Figure 1 of date is not serifed.

1ct Pale Blue              a.  Normal  (2)  HH
No image/scan available
Unlisted Type: No year date

SC&PRR - no year date, hyphen hole
unlisted by Fullerton
Richard Friedberg scan

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