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Alcantara (train station/Bahnhof), Rio de Janeiro (ARJ-0010)

Almanak Laemmert, 1892

Other names: Lampadosa, Pedro de Alcantara (ca. 1953)

Alcantara station was inaugurated in 1874 by the Cia. Ferro-Carril Niterioense Railway Company in the Município of Niterói, 35 km northeast of Rio de Janeiro. The railway line changed hands in 1880 to E.F. Macahe e Campos, in 1887 to E.F. Leopoldina and from 1975 until its closure in 1996 it belonged to Rede Ferroviaria Federal S.A. (estacoesferroviarias.com.br). Since 1890, the station has been in the Município of São Gonçalo and afterwards its name has changed twice: around 1947 to Lampadosa and around 1953 to Pedro de Alcantara. Today the rails are gone, the station building is in ruins, but supposedly still inhabited.

In 2009: Photo Cleiton Pieruccini (estacoesferroviarias.com.br)

The station post office was also created in 1874 and began operating on 13 April.

Jornal do Commercio, 12.04.1874

So far, no postmark of the imperial period could be assigned with certainty to this station.

agenciaspostais.com.br

Andere Namen: Lampadosa, Pedro de Alcantara (ca. 1953)

Der Bahnhof Alcantara wurde 1874 durch die Cia. Ferro-Carril Niterioense Bahngesellschaft eingeweiht und lag damals im Município von Niterói, 35 km nordöstlich vin Rio de Janeiro entfernt. Die Bahnlinie wechselte 1880 zur E.F. Macahe e Campos, 1887 zur E.F. Leopoldina und von 1975 bis zur Stilllegung 1996 gehörte sie der Rede Ferroviaria Federal S.A. (estacoesferroviarias.com.br). Seit 1890 liegt der Bahnhof im Município von São Gonçalo und seitdem wechselte sein Name zweimal: ca. 1947 zu Lampadosa und ca. 1953 zu Pedro de Alcantara. Heut sind die Schienen weg, das Bahnhofsgebäude ist eine Ruine, aber angeblich noch bewohnt.

2009: Foto Cleiton Pieruccini (estacoesferroviarias.com.br)

Das Bahnhofspostamt entstand ebenfalls 1874, sein Betrieb wurde am 13. April d.J. aufgenommen.

Jornal do Commercio, 12.04.1874

Bisher konnte kein Poststempel der Kaiserzeit diesem Bahnhof mit Sicherheit zugeordnet werden.

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By jmkarlsruhe

Brazilian-German philatelist who lives in Germany since 1981.

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