Steam Powered Locomotives on Stamps

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  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    LBh598.jpg
    issued Oct.30th,1974 (from a set of 8)
     
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  2. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    Australia 1979:

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  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    LBh852.jpg
    LBh856.jpg
    issued Jul.16th,1984
     
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  4. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    I dont know who was the artist, but these Buthan stamps are great!
     
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    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Milan,
    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
    buying these.
    LBh1028.jpg LBh1032.jpg
    issued June 15th,1987 (s.s.to follow)
     
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  7. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Is that a roundhouse pictured in the rectangle in the top center of the stamp?

    Don
     
  8. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    It looks like a round building. I thought it was a train depo.
     
  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    LBh1036.jpg (a second ss.shows a Diesel-train)
     
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  10. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    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.

    Don
     
  11. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    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.

    Regards, James.
     
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  12. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all,
    additional information and a scene from the National Rail Museum, an early monorail system.

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    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.

    Regards, James.
     
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  13. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    LAu248.jpg
    issued Sept.13th,1954
     
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  14. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    LBh1618.jpg
    issued Nov.25th,1996 (part I)
    part II and s.s. to follow
     
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    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

  16. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    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

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  17. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    As there is another steam-locomotive in the set and because I
    already had scanned some time ago,here it is:
    LIrak832.jpg
     
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  18. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    LBh1630.jpg the one s.s. of the issue from Nov.25th,1996,what shows
    a steam-locomotive.
     
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  19. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    India stamp from 1937-1940, depicting mail train:

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  20. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    The same stamp overprinted for use in Kuwait:
    LKu43.jpg
    issued 1939
     
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