Atlantic & Pacific Railroad Owney tag
Owney received this baggage check token while aboard an Atlantic & Pacific Railroad mail car. The railway’s title was a bit of a misnomer. The railroad was operated in two separate segments, neither of which touched on the Atlantic coast. One segment ran between St. Louis, Missouri to Tulsa, Oklahoma. The second segment ran from Albuquerque, New Mexico into California. The local marking indicates that the passenger and baggage would have traveled only on this line, not onto a connecting one. This baggage check token was created by William W. Wilcox, a Chicago-based manufacturer.