Stamps on Alishan Forest railway – Taiwan (ROC) – 1992
Alishan Forest railway is an 86 Km network of narrow gauge railways running through mountain resort of Alishan in Chiayi county of Taiwan. The railways originally constructed for logging of Cypress and Taiwania wood by Japanese Imperial Government in 1912 has now become a tourist attraction with its unique Z-shaped switchbacks, over 50 tunnels and 77 wooden bridges. The main line originally ran from Chiayi ( elevation 30m) to Alishan (2216m).
Taiwan (ROC) issued two stamps on Alishan Forest railway on 05 Nov 1992. It features a Steam engine (5 NT$ stamp) and a Diesel Locomotive ( 15 NT$ stamp).
Ceska Republic issued a stamp on 12 Jun 2013 on historical means of transport. It featured a Railcar (Draisine) Tatra 15/30.The Tatra 15/30 is a unique four seat engine driven Draisine (railcar mounted on a four -wheel undercarriage)
Israel issued a six value set of ATM Stamps on 06 Feb 2018. The stamps feature the Valley railway and Locomotive 265. The ATM issues known are 00001 (Philatelic Bureau), 00714 (Haifa) and 00917.
A FDC with one value ATM stamp (ATM 00001) cancelled at Haifa is listed.
Valley Railway or Jezreel Valley Railway was a historic railroad that existed in Ottoman ,British Palestine and Modern Israel.It runs along Mediterranean coast inland along the Jezreel Valley. The historic line was part of Haifa -Dera’a Line which itself was a branch of Hejaz Railway.
The historic Haifa -Dera’a narrow gauge Line was inaugurated on 15 Oct 1905 and connected the Port of Haifa with the main part of Hejaz Railway the Damascus -Medina line and the services operated till 1948.
Despite several renewal attempts it did not start till construction began on a new line in 2011.The Passenger services on the new standard gauge line from Haifa to Beit She’an along the same route as Valley line commenced on 16 Oct 2016.
Narrow Gauge Locomotives -Stamps of South West Africa 1985.
on 11 Sep 1897 the first members of the “Feldbahn-Baukommando” arrived from Germany in Swakopmund,SWA. They built a railway line with a width of 600mm from Swakopmund to Windhoek and was officially opened to traffic on 01 Jul 1902 and known as “Staatsbahn”. The private narrow gauge line from Swakopmund to Tsumeb was opened in Nov 1906.
South West Africa issued a set of four stamps on Narrow Gauge Locomotives on 02 Aug 1985.The Four were
France issued a souvenir sheet of 10 stamps on History of Railways on 06 Jul 2001. One of the stamps features the Crocodile class of electric locomotives. It derives its name from the crocodile snouts at each end of loco.It first applied to Swiss locos but later to other countries also.
The French SNCF 25Kv AC locomotives of classes CC 14000 & CC 14100 used mainly for iron ore trains are sometimes called Crocodiles.