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.

CHINA MS QINGHAI TIBET RAILWAY
CHINA MS 2001 – QINGHAI- TIBET RAILWAY LINE

 

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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

 

Miniature Sheet Trans-Australian Railway -2017

Miniature Sheet Trans-Australian Railway -2017

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

AUSTRALIA TRANS AUSTRALIA RAILWAYS MS
AUSTRALIA TRANS AUSTRALIA RAILWAYS MS 2017

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.

BHUTAN LOCOMOTIVES MS
BHUTAN LOCOMOTIVES MS -CRAMPTON LOCOMOTIVE 1984

Stamps on Alishan Forest railway – Taiwan (ROC) – 1992.

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).

TAIWAN RAILWAYS
STAMPS ON ALISHAN FOREST RAILWAY – LOCOMOTIVES -TAIWAN 1992

Narrow Gauge Locomotives -Stamps of South West Africa 1985

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

12c – Zwilling Schmalspur Locomotive 1898

25c- Feldspur side tank Locomotive

30c -0-6-2 Side Tank Locomotive 1904

50c- Henschel Hd Locomotive1912

NARROW GAUGE LOCOMOTIVES -SWA
NARROW GAUGE LOCOMOTIVES -SOUTH WEST AFRICA (NAMIBIA)-1985

Crocodile Locomotives on stamps – France 2001

Crocodile Locomotives on stamps – France 2001.

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.

A stamp on Crocodile used on a cover is listed.

CROCODILE LOCOMOTIVE
CROCODILE LOCOMOTIVE -FRANCE 2001