Hannibal and St. Joseph Railway Owney tag
This Owney tag is marked for the Hannibal and St. Joseph railroad, car number 2309. There is no available information to indicate when this tag was presented to Owney. The Hannibal and St. Joseph railroad was the first in the nation to run a Railway Post Office sorting car, designated by Postmaster General Montgomery Blair on July 7, 1862. The service continued on the line on an experimental basis for two years.