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São Joaquim (train station/Bahnhof), Minas Gerais (SMG-2410)

Mappa de Minas Geraes, 1910

Another name: Angaturama (1943)

The train station of S. Joaquim was inaugurated in April 1883 by the E.F. Leopoldina Railway Company, Manhuassu Line, located in the Leopoldina Municipality, about 270 km southeast of the provincial capital Ouro Preto. In 1975, the railway line went to Ferroviaria Federal S.A., and so it remained until the end of operation in 1996. Today, the station building serves as a medical centre (estacoesferroviarias.com.br).

Photo: Amarildo Mayrink, 2019 (estacoesferroviarias.com.br)

The settlement around the station continued to grow and was elevated to a district in November 1890. In December 1938, the district became the new municipality of Recreio, and five years later it was given the current name Angaturama. The word comes from the Tupi-guarani language and means generous soul.

According to Paula Sobrinho (Historia Postal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 1997), there was a S. Joaquim station post office from July 1883. The imperial postmark of this is SMG-2410a (Coll. Karlheinz Wittig): a double circle with the inscriptions S. JOAQUIM above and (ESTAÇĀO) below. The dates at the centre are from the period 1885-1893ff.

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Anderer Name: Angaturama (1943)

Der Bahnhof São Joaquim wurde im April 1883 durch die E.F. Leopoldina Bahngesellschaft, Manhuassu-Linie, eingeweiht und lag im Município de Leopoldina, ca. 270 km südöstlich der Provinzhauptstadt Ouro Preto entfernt. 1975 ging die Bahnlinie zur Rede Ferroviaria Federal S.A., und dabei blieb es bis Betriebsende in 1996. Heute dient das Bahnhofsgebäude als Medizinambulanz (estacoesferroviarias.com.br).

Foto Euler Luz, 2007 (estacoesferroviarias.com.br)

Die Siedlung um den Bahnhof wuchs weiter und wurde im November 1890 zum Distrikt erhoben. Im Dezember 1938 ging der Distrikt zum neuen Município von Recreio über und fünf Jahre später bekam er den heute noch aktuellen Namen Angaturama. Das Wort kommt aus der Tupi-guarani-Sprache und bedeutet Gütige Seele.

Laut Paula Sobrinho (Historia Postal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 1997) gab es ein S. Joaquim-Bahnhofspostamt ab Juli 1883. Der kaiserliche Poststempel davon ist SMG-2410a (Samml. Karlheinz Wittig): ein Doppelkreis mit den Inschriften S. JOAQUIM oben und (ESTAÇĀO) unten. Die Daten in der Mitte entstammen dem Zeitraum 1885-1893ff.

By jmkarlsruhe

Brazilian-German philatelist who lives in Germany since 1981.

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