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.
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.
USPS issued a set of Five 33 cents stamps on famous trains of Twentieth Century. The Strip of five stamps was issued on 26 Aug 1999.
33c – Daylight Express – It was called the “Most Beautiful Train in the World” and connected Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 1941 new GS-4 steam locomotives pulled the red, orange and black train along Pacific Ocean beaches.
33c – Congressional -The slogan for the Congressional’s route between New York and Washington was “Every Mile Electrified“. In 1935 the looks of GG-1 locomotive was improved.
33c – 20th Century Limited – It was called a “National Institution” and the “Most Famous Train in the World“.It catered to business travelers on in superfast 16-hour journey between Chicago & New York. In 1936 its J-3a steam locomotives and Pullman Cars were redesigned.
33c – Hiawatha – Running at 100 miles per hour and connecting Chicago, Milwaukee and twin cities it was known as “The Fastest train in America“.In 1938 its F-7 steam locomotives were designed in multiple colors.
33c – Super Chief – Prefferd train of Hollywoods elite travelling between Chicago and Los Angeles via Albuquerque the Super Chief was known as “Train of Stars” Its unique red and silver warbonnet design pulled luxurious stainless steel cars.
Miniature Sheet on Steam Locomotive – South Africa 1999.
An International Stamp Exhibition called “SAPDA 99” was held in Johannesburg South Africa from 30 Apr to 02 May 1999. South Africa issued a miniature sheet of Face value Five Rand on this exhibition featuring a steam locomotive. This Miniature sheet was issued on 30 Apr 1999.
Indonesia issued a miniature sheet (Rupiah 10000) on National Stamp Exhibition Panfila Bandung 2013. It featured the Bandung Bridge and a train on the Bridge. The Miniature Sheet was issued on 25 Sep 2013.
Miniature Sheet Snaefell Mountain Railway -Isle of Man 1995
The Snaefell Mountain Railway is an electric mountain railway on the Isle of Man in Europe. It links the village of Laxey with the summit of Snaefell at 2,036 feet above sea level. It is the highest point on the Island. It connects with Manx Electric Railway in Laxey.
The Isle of Man issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet on the Centenary of Snaefell Mountain Railway. The MS features Bungalow Hotel & Station Snaefell in 1912.
In 1901 Six Australian Colonies federated form Commonwealth of Australia. At that point, of time Perth was isolated from remaining states. This gave birth to Trans Australian Railway on 17 Oct 1917. The Trans -Australian Railway crosses the Nullarbor Plain of Australia from Port Augusta in South Australia to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia . Currently, two passenger services use this line Indian Pacific and The Ghan.
Australia issued a miniature sheet with two stamps on 04 July 2017 . The stamps feature travel posters
Camel – Trans-Australian Railway Travel Poster
To the West -Trans-Australian Railway Travel Poster