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São João de Garanhuns (Train station/Bahnhof), Pernambuco (SPE-0540)

IBGE, 1898

Another name: São João

The São João station was inaugurated in July 1887 by the E.F. do Recife ao São Francisco Railway Company in the municipality of Garanhuns. It was located on the so-called Garanhuns junction, about 230 km southwest of the provincial capital Recife. In 1901, the line was taken over by the Great Western Railway and from 1950 until the end of 1971 to the Rede Ferroviária do Nordeste. A settlement grew around the station, which in November 1958 became the municipality of São João. Now the railway tracks have been removed, but the station building has been restored in an exemplary way and serves as a city library:

Photo: Gleidson Lins (after estacoesferroviarias.com.br)

The station post office was created at the end of October 1889, as can be read in the Postal Report 7/1889 of the following month:

Relatório Postal 7, November 1889

Two weeks later, the Brazilian Empire was history. It is therefore very unlikely that a postmark with an imperial date will appear.

Arthur D. Ribeiro: Estado de Pernambuco, 1924

Anderer Name: São João

São João hieß der Bahnhof, der im Juli 1887 von der E.F. do Recife ao São Francisco Bahngesellschaft im Município von Garanhuns eingeweiht wurde. Er lag auf der so genannten Garanhuns-Abzweigung, ca. 230 km südwestlich der Provinzhauptstadt Recife entfernt. 1901 wurde die Bahnlinie von der Great Western Railway übernommen und ging von 1950 bis zum Betriebsende 1971 zur Rede Ferroviária do Nordeste über. Um den Bahnhof wuchs eine Siedlung, die im November 1958 zum Município von São João aufstieg. Nun sind die Bahnschienen abgerissen, aber das Bahnhofsgebäude wurde mustergültig restauriert und dient heute als Stadtbibliothek:

Foto: Gleidson Lins (nach estacoesferroviarias.com.br)

Das Bahnhofspostamt wurde Ende Oktober 1889 ins Leben gerufen, wie im Postbericht 7/1889 vom folgenden Monat zu lesen ist:

Relatório Postal 7, November 1889

Zwei Wochen danach war das brasilianische Kaiserreich Geschichte. Es ist dadurch sehr unwahrscheinlich, dass ein Poststempel mit imperialem Datum entdeckt wird.

By jmkarlsruhe

Brazilian-German philatelist who lives in Germany since 1981.

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