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The TPOs of Spain

By Edith Knight

AMBulante ASCendente Malaga to Madrid TPO mark The Spanish T.P.O. system covers mainland Spain and Mallorca. There is no railway system in the Canary Islands or the other Balearic Islands. The routes are clearly marked on the ambulante cancels so it is quite easy, clarity of cancellation permitting, to build up a comprehensive collection of the routes in Spain up until the late 1960's. The most used marks have AMB DESC(endente) or AMB ASC(endente) at the top of the mark to show that the direction of travel was either away from or towards Madrid.

The story of the Spanish TPOs is presented in two parts:

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