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Iraq Railway Stamps Pages
 

Post Offices, Railway Stations / Halts

   

As per the 1930 Post Office Guide, 55 Stations were authorized to accept railway post letters. Many of these offices were at railway stations (halts) which were not provided with normal postal facilities and are marked with “#” in the list below.

In a 1932 Post Office guide (in Arab Language) is mentioned:

After the 1932 change of currency following stations and halts were permitted to accept telegrams and train letters.

 

Unfortunately, this list did not appear in the English version. Due to that I assume the names of the stations are written by a different name caused by phonetic translation from Arab into English. Also some stations which were listed in the earlier guide appear to have omitted, some others were added.

 

Railway stations I know about, either due to the mentioned Post Office Guides or railway maps are also listed in the below table for reference.

 

Legend:

Station Name in Bold means, that postmark is as original in my collection, either on a single stamp, on a fragment or on a complete cover.

Station Name in Bold Italic means, that postmark is only available as image provided by collector friends or obtained thru dealer / auction offerings.

#That location did not had a normal Iraqi Post Office.

Missing images, either as original items (I pay fair prices) or as clear colour images, are highly appreciated.

No.

Code

Station Name as per Post Office Guide 1930 (English) Version

Station Name as per Post Office Guide 1932 (Arabic) Version

Additional Stations

Comments

1

#

Abu Jisrah

Abu Jisrah

2

#

Ali Serai

Ali Saray

3

Al Juwadain

Al Jawadain

Location of Station only

4

Baghdad East

Baghdad East

5

Baghdad North

Baghdad North

6

Baghdad West

Baghdad West

7

#

Baiji

Baiji

8

Balad

Balad

Picture of Railway Station only

9

Baqubah

10   Bashir Basir    
11

Bat-Hah

Bathah

12

Cassels Post

13

Diwaniyah

Diwaniya

14

Eski Kifri

Eski Kifri

15 # Ghubaishiyah Ghabishiya    
16

#

Ghuchan

Kojan

17

#

Hamza

Hamza

18   Hillah Hilla    
19   Hillah River Siding      
20

Hindiyah

21

#

Iftikhar

Iftika

22

#

I.P.C. Camp

Iraq Petroleum Company

23

#

Iskandariyah

Iskandariyah

 

Jabal Himrin

24 # Jalibah Haliba    
25

#

Jarbu'iyah

Jarbou'iya

26

Kadhimain

Al Kadimiya

Location of Station only

27

#

Karbala (Kerbala)

Karbala

28

Khan Jadwal

Khan Jadwal

29

#

Khan Mahawil

Khan Mahawil

30

#

Khanaqin City

Khanaqin (City)

31

Khidhr

32

Kirkuk

Karkuk

33

Kurdarah

 

Karradi

34

#

Laqit

Laqit

35

Mahmudiyah

Mahmoodiya

36

Maqil

Al Ma'akal (Maqil)

37

Musayib

38

Nasiriyah

Al Nasiriya

 

Niqta

39

#

Qara Tepe

Qara Tappa

40

#

Qaraghan

Qara Ghan

41

Qizil Ribat

Qizil Ribat

42

#

Ranalimah

43

Rumaitha

Rumaitha

44

Samarrah

Samarra

45

Samawah

Samawa

46

Shahraban

Sharahban

47

Shuaiba

Sha'aiba

48

Sulaiman Beg

Sulaiman BEG

49

Sumaicha

Sumaika

50

#

Table Mountain

51

#

Tel-El-Lahum

Tal Al-Lahem

52

Tikrit

Tikrit

53

#

Tubat

Tuwai'at

54

#

Tuz Khurmatu

Tuz Khormatu

 

Abu Tabik

147.5 miles south of Baghdad West on the railway line from Baghdad West to Maqil. This station is only listed on the map I have in my possession but is not mentioned as having accepted mail, therefore most likely it did not had a postmark.

  Awairij

Between Baghdad West and Mahmoudiya. This station is only listed on the map I have in my possession but is not mentioned as having accepted mail, therefore most likely it did not had a postmark.

  Artawi

Also called Ratawi.
310 miles south of Baghdad West on the railway line from Baghdad West to Maqil. This station is only listed on the map I have in my possession but is not mentioned as having accepted mail, therefore most likely it did not had a postmark.

  Basra

353 miles south of Baghdad West on the railway line from Baghdad West to Maqil. As per the railway map Basra is connected by a short branch line to the railway line from Baghdad West to Maqil. It is not known to me is this station has accepted mail.

  Hor Rejub

12.2 miles south of Baghdad West on the railway line from Baghdad West to Maqil. This station is only listed on the map I have in my possession but is not mentioned as having accepted mail, therefore most likely it did not had a postmark.

Shuaiba Junction

341 miles south of Baghdad West on the railway line from Baghdad West to Maqil. At Shuaiba Junction is the railway junction of the branch line to Shuaiba. Shuaiba Junction is not listed in the 1930th. or 1932. Post Office guide 

  Makinah

In Basra Area, this station is only listed on the map I have in my possession but is not mentioned as having accepted mail, therefore most likely it did not had a postmark.

  Muftiyah

In Basra Area, this station is only listed on the map I have in my possession but is not mentioned as having accepted mail, therefore most likely it did not had a postmark.

 

 

Ur Junction

Multaka Ur Post Office, Iraq Post Office

  Zubair

In Basra Area, this station is only listed on the map I have in my possession but is not mentioned as having accepted mail, therefore most likely it did not had a postmark.