Railroad Thematic Cancellations of the United States

The purpose of this section is to provide illustrations and information
about railroad thematic and other railroad-related cancellations in the
United States, in order to provide a base of reference for the members of
the Casey Jones Rail Road Unit and other collectors of railroad and railway
The listings included for Pictorial Cancellations, Slogan Cancels and
Meter Slogans will be as complete as we can make them, adding new examples
as they become available. In the case of RPO cancels, however, these have
been so throughouly documented by the extensive publications of the Mobile
Post Office Society (M.P.O.S.) and others, that we will offer a bibliography
of literature pertaining to RPOs, along with a few samples of cancels which
may serve as examples of some of the many varieties or "special" RPO

Members of the Casey Jones Unit (and other collectors) who may possess
examples of appropriate railroad cancellations not shown on these pages may
assist in this ongoing project as follows:
1. Scan the item (at least at 150 dpi, preferred 300 dpi) and send the illustration to the webmaster, or
2. Send a high quality photocopy of the cancellation to Norman Wright the "The Dispatcher" editor by postal mail or in an e-mail .jpg file.
(Better copies of any cancels shown are also welcome)

To see an enlarged view of the cancels, point and click on the cancel illustration. To return to the normal view, click on the return (back) button or arrow on your browser.