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[*] posted on 11/6/2011 at 01:11
A different TPO: 1916 Rostov'-Baku Otd 65


This is an unusual oval TPO mark for its geometry, with the numeral at right, rather than at top center. Also, I've not seen Otd 65 before, and this route is not listed in Kiryushkin and Robinson. It is also not listed in the 1915 Spisok. Given that the cancel is 16/6/1916, this route must represent a wartime improvisation in early 1916. TPO 65 went from Rostov' to Vladikavkas, so this route represents an extension via Petrovsk to Baku. Has anyone seen the other direction?

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[*] posted on 11/6/2011 at 10:05


TPO 137-138 was assigned to the Vladikavkaz-Baku line in 1899. The numbers were re-assigned to the Karshi-Kitab line (in Bukhara) in 1916. At that time, TPO 65-66 was changed from Rostov-Vladikavkaz to Rostov-Baku and a 65-66 OTD was created. In their 2002 Addenda, Kiryushkin and Robinson report several of the OTD marks.
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[*] posted on 11/7/2011 at 10:59


The railroad route from Rostov to Baku was divided into two at Prokhladnyui: 1) the main TPO route via Nazran' and Groznyi and Otd. via Mozdok. Both branches joined at Gudermes.
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