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Survey of train cancels 
In the Netherlands, postal transport by train started relatively late: in 1844 the train transported parcels for the first time, in 1855 the first mobile post office was put into use. During the journey of the train, the mail delivered was sorted in this moving post office. It was also possible for the public to deliver mail directly on the train. That mail then received a special train stamp on the train. In the following years, the number of driving post offices was expanded and it also became possible to deliver mail with a 'regular' train. Then the conductor took care of the letter. In the end, the Dutch public was able to deliver mail with all trains and a number of interlocal trams. What a train or tram stamp looked like differed per country and per period. In the Netherlands, the choice was finally made in 1910 for the type of 'block stamp': a rectangle with rounded corners, divided into three sections. The top box contained the starting point of the railway or tram line, the middle box the date and the bottom box the end point (and sometimes an indication of the route, for example 'Amsterdam via Aalsmeer'). The block stamps (with some variations) remained in use until the end of the train letter in 1979. Below you find a number of examples of train cancels (block stamps). 
cancel for the route Almelo  Apeldoorn in 1918 
cancel for the route Amersfoort  Enschede in 1964 
cancel for the route Amsterdam  Antwerpen in 1929 
cancel for the route Amsterdam  Boxtel in 1918 
cancel for the route Amsterdam  Enkhuizen in 1949 
cancel for the route Arnhem  Roosendaal in 1949 
cancel for the route Coevorden  Stadskanaal in 1920 
cancel for the route Den Bosch  Groningen in 1969 
cancel for the route Den Haag  Gouda in 1927 
cancel for the route Dordrecht  Arnhem in 1913 
cancel for the route Emmerik  Amsterdam in 1928 
cancel for the route Enkhuizen  Amsterdam in1920 
cancel for the route Gennep  Boxtel in 1913 
cancel for the route Gennep  Boxtel in 1927 
cancel for the route Groningen Zwolle in 1926 
alt="Dutch train cancel" title="Dutch train cancel"> cancel for the route Harlingen  Nieuweschans in 1919 
cancel for the route Helder  Amsterdam in 1930 
cancel for the route Hengelo  Amersfoort in 1957 
cancel for the route Huizen  Hilversum in 1916 
cancel for the route Maassluis  Rotterdam in 1913 
cancel for the route Maastricht  Venlo in 1914 
cancel for the route Nieuweschans  Harlingen in 1920 
cancel for the route Nijmegen  Amsterdam in 1927 
cancel for the route Nijmegen  Rotterdam in 1931 
cancel for the route Oldenzaal  Amsterdam in 1927 
cancel for the route Roermond  Vlodrop in 1919 
cancel for the route Roosendal  Amsterdam in 1960 
cancel for the route Rotterdam  Roosendaal in 1926 
cancel for the route Rotterdam  Utrecht in 1974 
cancel for the route Schagen  Alkmaar in 1916 
cancel for the route Stadskanaal  Assen in 1918 
cancel for the route Ter Apel  Winschoten in 1927 
cancel for the route Utrecht  Vlissingen in 1978 
cancel for the route Utrecht  Zwolle in 1930 
cancel for the route Winterswijk  Apeldoorn in 1923 