Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Makanudo, Nov 20, 2016.
issued Oct.30th,1974 (from a set of 8)
I dont know who was the artist, but these Buthan stamps are great!
you are right: Bhutan offers well made and sometimes
surprising stamps.The reason for that seems to be quite simple.
Very few collect Bhutan as a country.So they have to produce
good quality stamps,to make thematic collectors wanting and
issued June 15th,1987 (s.s.to follow)
Is that a roundhouse pictured in the rectangle in the top center of the stamp?
It looks like a round building. I thought it was a train depo.
(a second ss.shows a Diesel-train)
By "roundhouse" I meant the structure with a turn turntable at the end-of-track or terminals which railroads used to turn engines 180 degrees to run in the opposite direction.
Makanudo is probably right-- it is a RR station. On closer examination, I don't see any RR tracks leading into it.
Hello all, this stamp depicts the National Rail Museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, which focuses on the rail heritage of India it opened on the 1 February 1977. It is located in over 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. A toy train offers rides around the site. The Museum remains open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (Last entry 4.30 pm) Tuesday to Sunday. Museum remains closed on every Monday and National Holidays. The Indoor Gallery is now fully renovated and opened to the public.
additional information and a scene from the National Rail Museum, an early monorail system.
Image by Pravinjha at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6088548
Patiala State Monorail Trainways: This unique steam monorail was built in 1907. This unusual train is based on the "Ewing System", and connected Bassi with Sirhind (approximate 6 miles). This was designed by Col. Bowles. The unique train system consists of a track of single rail. This mono track, the load-carrying wheel are run while one big iron wheel at other side to balance it and to keep the train upright. This train as built by Orenstein & Koppel of Berlin. This train ran till October 1927. In 1927, the line was closed with advent of better and faster modes of transportation such as cars and buses. Somehow, an engine and Chief Engineer's inspection car escaped being sold as scrap and remained in railway's scrap yard. In 1962, the remains of Patiala State Monorail Trainways was discovered by a railroad historian Mr. Mike Satow. Thereafter, one engine was restored to full working order by the Northern Railway Workshops at Amritsar. They also reconstructed the Chief Engineer's private inspection car on an old underframe. The two are now in running condition after being restored and are on display at National Rail Museum, New Delhi.
The Ewing System is a balancing monorail system developed in the late 19th century by British inventor W.J.Ewing. It is not to be confused with the much later system patented by Robert W.Ewing.
issued Nov.25th,1996 (part I)
part II and s.s. to follow
1975 Iraqi stamp depicting German 1914 steam locomotive.
Stamp was issued as a part of set of four, marking the 15th Taurus Railway Conference in Baghdad same year
As there is another steam-locomotive in the set and because I
already had scanned some time ago,here it is:
the one s.s. of the issue from Nov.25th,1996,what shows
India stamp from 1937-1940, depicting mail train:
The same stamp overprinted for use in Kuwait:
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