maybe also spelled Qochan, Quchan or Guchan
The location of this halt was not clear
for me for long time. However, based on the railway maps I have received over
the time I can now confirm that this station was (and still is) located between
Hillah and Diwaniyah. See the 2 cut outs of different vintage maps of Iraq.
|Railway Map dated 1928, cut out
from "The Railway Magazine, April 1928
||Railway Map cut out from the 1930th. which
was included in a Thomas Cook Travel Guide.
RP-4, 10 fils tied to piece with black cancellation of
GHUCHAN dated 30....32
Apparently, in some rare and isolated cases, manuscript
cancels have been used, so far I know this only from Ghuchan (Quchan).
This particular stamp is cancelled
Railways postage stamp 10 fils blue and yellow No. RP-5-6 tied to piece with
SG177 by violet Cancellation of Ghuchan and dated 3 October 3?