Following on from the Great
Railways, issued 19
August 2010, this is the first of a series of Miniature Sheets that
illustrates steam locomotives in use in each of the home countries.
The intention is to look at how steam locomotives were used not just on the public railway network but also in the context of industry in such locations as factories, quarries and docks. England will commence the series to be followed by Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Working in collaboration with railway expert Professor Colin Divall of the National Railway Museum, Brian Delaney of Delaney Design Consultants, trawled through thousands of photographs to find these contemporary photos of steam locomotives in England. The sheet is printed by Cartor Security Printing in lithography. Dimensions: 179mm x 74mm, with all over phosphor. The 41 x 30mm stamps are perf 14.5 x 14.
All stamp and postmark images are copyright 2010/11, Royal Mail.
First Day Cover
Set of 5 Stamp Cards
Special Postmarks available on the day of this issue will be shown here. These images may not be to scale.
|Ref FD1105 - Official Bureau postmark||Ref FD1106 - Liverpool|| Ref FD1106NP
Liverpool non-pictorial official Postmark
| Ref N12019
Locomotives of England, Liverpool
|Ref L12020 - Austerity Locomotive, Euston Road, London NW1|
|Ref L12022 - Swindon||Ref L12023 Sheringham|| Ref N12034 - Horwich,
|Ref W12038 - Bristol||Ref L12021 - Dean Goods Locomotive, Paddington London W2|
|Ref N12033 York Station||Ref N12035 PTS Vulcan Works Newton-le-Willows||Ref M12031
New Street Birmingham
|Ref L12026 - Lord Nelson The Most Powerful Locomotive in 1926, Eastleigh||Ref
Britain's Great Railways, London
In use 5 November 2010 - 4 November 2011
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This page updated 28 January 2011
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