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Station Codes for Railway Stations???

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Category: Iraq Railway stamps from the 1920th and onwards
Forum Name: Iraq Railway stamps from the 1920th and onwards
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Topic: Station Codes for Railway Stations???
Posted By: Rainer
Subject: Station Codes for Railway Stations???
Date Posted: 20 February 2006 at 11:55pm

I have a cover in my collection addressed to Ottoman Bank, Baghdad. However, the address side of the cover also indicates:


To be posted at arrival at BMG Station.

From KHR Station.


This puzzles me a bit. Can it be that Railways stations also had a 3 letter coder??? If so, what stations are meant by BMG and KHR and have other stations also codes?


The image shows the front of the cover plus a part of the back of the cover.

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Date Posted: 25 August 2009 at 12:20pm
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Posted By: Rainer
Date Posted: 02 January 2010 at 11:35am
Finally i am able to decipher the stations codes.

This cover was posted from KHR as it says on it which is almost certain Khanaqin Railway Station.
It states that it should be posted on arrival at BMG which stands for Baghdad West (M.G.) M.G. refers to Metric Gauge, hence Baghdad Metric Gauge.
There should be another code BSG for Baghdad West (S.G.) whereas S.G. refers to Standard Gauge.

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