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Canadian Pacific Railway Owney tag

Description:

Owney occasionally traveled on Canadian railways, including the eastern portion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. This baggage token, marked “Special P. 2847” was given to Owney during one of his trips on that railroad. The “Special” marking was used for travelers whose baggage would follow their journey off of the main railway onto another line. Railroad companies had agreements to return these specially marked tokens to the railroad of origin.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
FROM / CANADIAN PACIFIC RY / EASTERN DIVISION / SPECIAL / P.2847
Medium:
metal (brass)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. (6.03 x 4.76 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.49
Place:
CANADA (British commonwealth nation)
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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