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

125th Anniversary of Austrian Railroads – Stamps of Austria 1962

125th Anniversary of Austrian Railroads – Stamps of Austria 1962

Austria issued a stamp on 09 Nov 1962 to mark the 125th Anniversary of Austrian railroads. The Stamp features an electric locomotive BR 1010 and train of 1837.

A FDC is listed.

125th ANNIVERSARY OF AUSTRIAN RAILROADS
125th ANNIVERSARY OF AUSTRIAN RAILROADS-AUSTRIA 1962

Centenary of Brenner Railway -Austria 1967

Centenary of Brenner Railway -Austria 1967.

The Brenner Railway is a major Line connecting the Austrian & Italian railways from Innsbruck to Verona climbing up the Wipp valley, passing over the Brenner pass descending down to Eisack valley to Bolzano then further down to Adige valley to Roverto and along Adige valley section to Verona.

Austria issued a stamp on 23 Aug 1967 to mark its centenary .The Stamp features C-n2 freight locomotive,system hall (1860). A First Day Cover is Listed.

CENTENARY OF BRENNER RAILWAY
STAMP OF AUSTRIA -CENTENARY OF BRENNER RAILWAY -1967

Taoyuan Airport MRT Line – Miniature Sheet -Republic of China (Taiwan)-2018

Taoyuan Airport MRT Line – Miniature Sheet -Republic of China (Taiwan)-2018

Taiwan (ROC) issued an odd shaped miniature sheet containing two stamps on Taoyuan Airport MRT Line.Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Access MRT,commonly knosas Airport MRT is a rapid transit line of Toyuan metro that connects the municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei & Taoyuan with Taoyuan International Airport. It was opened on 02 Mar 2017. It has a daily ridership of  56,000 plus and has 21 stations.

The miniature sheet was issued on  02 Mar 2018.

TAOYUAN MRT LINE -TAIWAN
TAOYUAN AIRPORT MRT LINE – MINIATURE SHEET TAIWAN 2018
TAIPEI MAIN  STATION on TAOYUAN MRT
TAIPEI MAIN STATION on TAOYUAN MRT

Stamps on Centenary of Estonian Narrow Gauge Railways – 1996

Stamps on Centenary of Estonian Narrow Gauge Railways – 1996

Estonia issued a set of three stamps on Railway locomotives to mark the centenary of narrow Gauge railways. The stamps were issued on 17 Oct 1996.

3.20 Kr -Class GK Steam Locomotive.

3.50 Kr- DeM 1Motor Waagon

4.50 Kr – Class SK Steam Locomotive.

ESTONIA RLYS
STAMPS ON ESTONIAN LOCOMOTIVES – CENTENARY ESTONIAN NARROW GAUGE RAILWAYS -1996

 

Pilatus Cogwheel Railway -125th Anniversary -Stamps of Switzerland

Pilatus Cogwheel Railway -125th Aniiersary -Stamps of Switzerland

Switzerland issued a stamp on 08 May 2014 to mark the 125th Anniversary of Pilatus Cogwheel Railway. The Pilatus railway is a Mountain railway in Switzerland and is the steepest rack railway in the world with maximun gradient of 48% and Minimum of 35%.

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PILATUS COGWHEEL RAILWAY – SWITZERLAND 2014