Locomotives and Passenger Trains -East Germany 1983.

Locomotives and Passenger Trains -East Germany 1983.

The erstwhile German Democratic Republic or East Germany or DDR issued a set of stamps on Locomotives and passenger trains on 17 May 1983. Two stamps on Narrow Gauge railway in Germany were featured.

One set of a Se-tenant pair with Vignette is listed.

Oybin is a municipality in Saxony near Czech border. The scenic narrow gauge Zittau-Kurort Oybin/Kurort Jonsdorf railways runs from Oybin to Bertsdorf and from there to Jonsdorf and town of Zittau.

GDR RAILWAYS
GDR RAILWAYS 1983- ZITTAU-KURORT OYBIN

 

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Rorosbanen Norway – 150 Years of Railways in Norway 2004.

Rorosbanen Norway – 150 Years of Railways in Norway 2004.

Roros Line is a 383 km railway line in Norway and Roros is a railway station on this line opened in 1877. A stamp was issued by Norway to commemorate 150 Years of Railways in Norway. The 6.00 kroner stamp features a train at Roros station and this was issued 18 Jun 2004.

NORWAY RAILWAYS
NORWAY 2004- 150 years of RAILWAYS

EXPO ’92 World Fair Seville – Sheetlet of Spain 1992.

EXPO ’92 World Fair Seville – Sheetlet of Spain 1992.

A Sheetlet of 12 stamps was issued by Spain on 20 April 1992 to commemorate Expo 92 World Fair at Seville. The sheetlet is inset with a layout plan of the Exhibition in four panels. All stamps were issued in 17 Pta denomination. The scenes featured on stamps are

Monastery of Santa Maria de Cuevas          Palisade

Monorail                                                            Avenue of Europe

Discovery Pavillion                                         Auditorium

First Avenue                                                     Square of the Future

Italica Entrance                                               Last Avenue

Theatre                                                             “Curro” Official Mascot.

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SPAIN EXPO 92 SHEETLET

 

EXPO ’92 World Fair Seville – Sheetlet of Spain 1992.

EXPO ’92 World Fair Seville – Sheetlet of Spain 1992.

A Sheetlet of 12 stamps was issued by Spain on 20 April 1992 to commemorate Expo 92 World Fair at Seville. The sheetlet is inset with 16th Century drawing of Seville in four panels. All stamps were issued in 17 Pta denomination. The scenes featured on stamps are

World Trade Centre Expo ’92                   Cable Car

Fourth Avenue                                            Barqueta Gate

Nature Pavillion                                        Bioclimatic Sphere

Alamillo Bridge                                         Press Centre

Pavillion                                                     Expo Harbour

Tourist Train                                             Entrance Ticket showing Bridge

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SPAIN EXPO 92 SEVILLE SHEETLET

 

 

Gandhi -Mandela Stamps -India 2018

Gandhi -Mandela Stamps -India 2018

India issued a miniature sheet containing two stamps (FV 25 & 5) as India -South Africa joint issue. It was issued on 26 Jul 2018. The stamps feature Gandhi and Mandela.

Rupees 25 – 125th Anniversary of  Mahatma Gandhi’s Pietermaritzburg Station Incident.

Rupees 5 – Birth Centenary of Nelson Mandela.

INDIA FDC 2018 GANDHI MANDELA
INDIA FDC 2018 GANDHI MANDELA

Qinghai -Tibet Railway Line -Miniature Sheet of China 2001

Qinghai -Tibet Railway Line -Miniature Sheet of China 2001

Qinghai -Tibet Railway Line is a high altitude railway line that connects Xining, Qinghai Province to Lhasa, Tibet. The section between Xining and Golmud was completed in 1984. The construction of section between Golmud and Lhasa started on 29 Jun 2001 and finished on 12 Oct 2005.

China issued a Miniature sheet on 29 Dec 2001 on starting construction of this Golmud Lhasa section . Tanggula pass is the world’s highest point on a railway line and Tanggula railway station at 5,068 metres is World’s highest Railway Station.

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CHINA MS 2001 – QINGHAI- TIBET RAILWAY LINE

 

The Coast Daylight Express Train – Antigua and Barbuda 1986

The Coast Daylight Express Train – Antigua and Barbuda 1986

An International Stamp Exhibition AMERIPEX 86 was held in Chicago in 1986.  Antigua and Barbuda issued a miniature sheet on 22 May 1986 to commemorate this exhibition. The Miniature sheet featured The Coast Daylight Express Train of USA. The Coast Daylight was earlier known as Daylight Limited, it was a passenger train on Southern Pacific Railroad between Los Angeles and San Francisco, California via SP’s coastline. It was advertised as the most beautiful passenger train in the World carrying a particular red, black and orange colour scheme. The train operated from 1937 to 1974 and in 1974 Amtrak merged it with Coast Starlight.

The stamp is also overprinted BARBUDA MAIL on the miniature sheet.

ANTIGUA BARBUDA MS RAILWAYS
ANTIGUA BARBUDA MS RAILWAYS -DAYLIGHT EXPRESS -THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIN IN THE WORLD