Miniature Sheet on Locomotives -Bhutan 1984.

Miniature Sheet on Locomotives -Bhutan 1984

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet on Locomotives on 16 July 1984. The locomotive featured is Crampton’s Locomotive 1846.

Crampton Locomotive was a type of Steam locomotive designed by Thomas Russel Crampton and built by various firms from 1846. The main British builders were Tulk & Ley and Robert Stephenson & Company. Notable features were a low boiler and large driving wheels. The Crampton patent had the single driving axle placed behind the firebox so that the driving wheels could be very large. Its wheel arrangement was usually 4-2-0 or 6-2-0.


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