I nland mail to and from the Jamaica Government Railway could be sent postage free if it related to official business.   Several J.G.R. departments at Kingston had their own datestamps, and mail originating from these departments would occasionally be datestamped on the reverse with these departmental handstamps.   Examples of such mail are shown below.   To view the front of each cover place the cursor over the image.

O.H.M.S. Jamaica Government Railway cover from Kingston to Bushy Park dated April 15, 1926 with J.G.R. Accounting Branch datestamp (Type S10) in blue ink on reverse along with Kingston machine cancel and Bushy Park AP 15 26 arrival datestamp. Oval Free On H. M. Service Government Railways handstamp (Type S17) appears on face. Letter was unclaimed and returned to Kingston on May 19.

O.H.M.S. registered Jamaica Government Railway cover from Kingston to Milk River dated May 14, 1932 with J.G.R. Accounting Branch datestamp (Type S10) in violet ink on reverse. Cover was forwarded to the Bournemouth Gardens in Windward Road and finally to the Grenville Hotel in Kingston.

O.H.M.S. Jamaica Government Railway cover dated Dec. 3, 1943 from Kingston to Crichton Bros. in Montego Bay with J.G.R. Kingston Goods Shed datestamp (Type S9) on reverse. T.P.O. datestamp on face indicates cover was transported to Montego Bay by train. Crichton Bros. was a lumber and building products vendor.

National economy label bearing an exceptionally clear strike of the J.G.R. Kingston Goods Shed dandstamp (Type S9) dated May 2, 1944.

O.H.M.S. Jamaica Government Railway cover dated July 23, 1943 from Kingston to Crichton Bros. in Montego Bay with Jamaica Gov't Railway Stores Dept datestamp (Type S19) on reverse. T.P.O. datestamp on face indicates cover was transported to Montego Bay by train. Montego Bay arrival datestamp of same date on reverse.

O.H.M.S. Jamaica Government Railway cover dated Feb. 12, 1945 from Kingston to Crichton Bros. in Montego Bay with Jamaica Gov't Railway Traffic Supts Office datestamp (Type S21) on reverse. T.P.O. datestamp on reverse indicates cover was transported to Montego Bay by train. Montego Bay arrival datestamp of same date on reverse.

Proof strike of STORES datestamp (Type S20) on white paper dated Jan. 5, 1945. Not known on cover.

Below are examples of covers sent postage free through the post office mail system to Jamaica Government Railway departments in Kingston.  To view the reverse of each cover place the cursor over the image.

Cover dated March 27, 1928 from Old Harbour to the Chief Accountant of the Railway.

O.H.M.S. cover dated Sep. 2, 1935 from Stonehenge to G.C. Gunter, Chief Accountant of the Railway. Stonehenge was a small halt on the Montego Bay line which was never issued its own railway datestamp.

O.H.M.S. cover dated Nov 10, 1927 from Swift River to B.P. Burrowes, Chief Clerk in the Audit Office of the Railway. In 1927, Swift River was a small village near the Port Antonio line, about three miles southwest of the Hope Bay railway station.