Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Fullerton List; Railroad 50, The Hannibal & St. Joseph 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.
RR050:   The Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad
The Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad was formally acquired by the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad in 1883.

From the historical information at the back of the Fullerton Catalog:  Chartered February 16, 1847.  Building started 1853.  Road opened June 25, 1858.  Operated from Hannibal to St. Joseph, Mo. (206 miles), Palmyra, Mo to Quincy, IL (15 miles) and Cameron to Kansas City, Mo. (55.5 miles).  Consolidated in 1882 with the CB&Q.
One type only on two denominations:
Type 1:  One line of plain type caps and lower case letters 19.5mm long.  Caps 2mm high.  Undated.
1ct   Pale Blue                a.  Normal   (1)  roulette
                                                         (2)  HH
2ct  Carmine Rose          b. Normal   (2)  HH
RR050 Type 1, 1ct a.(1)
1 cent roulette

The Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad bridge over the Missouri River at Kansas City.  Built in 1867-69.  The bridge played a major role in Kansas City's growth as a city and commercial and railroad center.

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