Arago: Baggage Tokens and Tags

Baggage Tokens and Tags

Chinook, Montana Owney tag


Owney received this token on May 14, 1893. The donor inscribed his initials on the back side of the token, “B.E.N.” along with the town name Chinook, Montana, which is near the Canadian border. The token itself is from a railroad that was serviced by the Minnesota & Northwestern Railroad (“M.&N.W.R.R.”) as well as the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Manitoba Railway Company (“StP.M&M.RY.”). The token would have been used as a receipt for checked baggage along one of the lines. As neither line appears to have passed through Chinook, it is impossible to say where Owney actually received this token.

May 14, 1893
M. & N.W. R.R. / AND / ST P.M. & M. RY. / 140 (on front) B.E.N. / Chinook / Mont. / 5.14.93 (punched on back)
metal (brass)
Height x Width: 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (3.81 x 3.81 cm)
Museum ID:
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
Additional Records
  • Central Railroad of New Jersey Owney tag
  • Charles W. Miller’s Coach and Baggage Express Owney tag
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Owney tag
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Owney tag
  • Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Owney tag
  • Chicago, Santa Fe, and California Railroad Owney tag
  • Chinook, Montana Owney tag
  • Columbus, Hocking Valley & Toledo Railroad Owney tag
  • Corry, Pennsylvania Owney tag
  • Eastern Seaboard Trip Owney tag
  • G&C railroad Owney tag
  • Hannibal and St. Joseph Railway Owney tag

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