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Classic Locomotives of Scotland: Miniature Sheet - 8 March 2012 & retail booklet 27 September

Following on from the Great British Railways, issued 19 August 2010, and the England miniature sheet in February 2011 this is the second of a series of Miniature Sheets that illustrates steam locomotives in use in each of the home countries. 

The earliest railways in Scotland were built for commercial and industrial purposes to convey coal to local waterways, and Classic Locomotives of Scotland features steam locomotives used not just on the public railway network, but also in many industrial locations like factories, quarries and docks.  The Miniature Sheet margin shows the LNER Class K2 2-6-0 crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct with a Fort William-to-Mallaig train, 1947.

Classic Locomotives of Scotland Miniature sheet.
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The stamps in detail.

1st Class – BR D34 Nos. 62471 & 62496
Two former North British Railway 4-4-0, “Glens”, LNER and BR Class D34, 62471, Glen Falloch and 62496 Glen Loy at Ardlui on 09 May 1959, the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Fort William and Mallaig. They were built by the NBR at Cowlairs in 1920/21 to the design of W P Reid.

68p – BR D40 No. 62276
Former Great North of Scotland Railway, Number 48 and LNER// BR class D40, 4-4-0 62276 “Andrew Bain” in July 1950. The GNSR used 4-4-0s for most of its traffic. “Andrew Bain” was built in 1921 by
The North British Locomotive Company to the design of T E Heywood.

£1 – Andrew Barclay No. 807
Andrew Barclay Sons and Company of Kilmarnock, manufactured industrial locomotives. They could be found at collieries, shipyards and industrial sites. Number 807, Bon Accord, was built in 1897 and belonged to the Aberdeen Gas Works and is seen working along Miller Street, Aberdeen in June 1962.

£1.10 – BR 4P No. 50767
Highland Railway, 4-6-0, LMS and BR, No 54767 Clan Mackinnon is seen at Kyle of Lochalsh on a fish train. These locomotives were among the last Highland Railway locomotives to remain in active service.
They were designed by Christopher Cumming and built by Hawthorn Leslie.

Technical details:
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 Royal Mail copyright 2011/12.

Products available - we are not stocking these
Miniature sheet  
First Day Cover
Set of 5 Stamp Cards 
Presentation Pack

To buy these visit the Royal Mail website.

Special Postmarks available on the day of this issue will be shown here. These images may not be to scale.

Official first day postmark showing locomotive wheel. Official first day of issue postmark showing locomotive front view. Glasgow, non-pictorial official postmark. Postmark showing railway lantern. Postmark swith text as below.
Ref FD1213 - Official Bureau postmark Ref FD1106 - Glasgow Ref FD1106NP Glasgow non-pictorial official Postmark Ref S12436
Classic Locomotives Glasgow
Ref S12438 Classic Locomotives of Scotland, Kilmarnock
Postmark showing railway viaduct. Postmark with text as shown. Postmark showing LNER badge. Postmark showing steam locomotive and Scottish Lion. Postmark showing steam locomotive.
Ref S12437 Classic Locomotives of Scotland, Cowlairs, Glasgow
Ref S12439 Classic Locomotives of Scotland, Slochd Summit 1315ft (401m) above sea level, Aviemore, Highland. Ref S12441
LNER Class A1 4-6-2 Flying Scotsman No 4472, Edinburgh
Ref M12435
Classic Locomotives of Scotland, Railway View, Birmingham
Ref L12349
Britain's Great Railways, London
Postmark showing steam locomotive.

<<< Ref S12448

Springburn, Glasgow
Postmark showing steam locomotive.

<<<  Ref S12449

Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

Classic Locomotives of Scotland: retail booklet 27 September

Railway stamps retail booklet - 2 special stamps 4 definitives.
Image shows publicity picture - on the actual booklet the text below the right-hand stamp is centered under the stamp.

The booklet contains 2 x 1st class railway stamps (BR D34 Nos. 62471 & 62496 - details above),
and 4 x 1st class Jubilee definitives with source code MCND.

Special postmarks for the booklet are shown here.  There are no Royal Mail first day postmarks or FDCs for the booklet.

Postmark showing steam locomotive footplate. Autumn Stampex postmark. Postmark showing badge of North British Railway Company.
Ref M12713 - Classic Locos of Scotland Retail Book
Railway Rd, Birmingham
Ref L12707 Autumn Stampex 27 September
(same design as 26th Sept shown.)
Ref S12729 Classic Locomotives of Scotland, The North British Railway Company. Glenlyon, Aberfeldy

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This page updated 8 October 2012

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23 Britons of Distinction
24 Pictorial Faststamps - Sheep
8 Classic Locomotives of Scotland MS
20 World of Comics
10 A-Z of the United Kingdom part 2, M-Z
10 RMS Titanic Commemorative Sheet
24 Pictorial Faststamps - Pigs
25 Machin & Country Defins
25 Diamond Jubilee Defins 2
1 James Bond Commem sheet
15 Design Classics, Great British Fashion
24 Union Flag Pictorial Faststamp
31 HM The Queen Diamond Jubilee
18 Exhibition Generic Sheet
19 Charles Dickens
27 Olympic Games Generic Smiler
27 Scotland 1st & 2nd reprint
27 Welcome to the London 2012 Olympic Games
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29 Welcome to the London 2012 Paralympic Games
Paralympic Gold Medal stamps
27 Memories of the London 2012
Olympic and Paralympic Games
27 Railways of Scotland booklet
28 Pictorial Faststamps - Cattle
Retail booklet 6 x 1st Definitives
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16 Space Science
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