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Steam Railway Locomotives Issue 1987, 5v
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Steam Railway Locomotives Issue 1987, 5v
Category: Commemorative Stamps
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Stamp Title:
Steam Railway Locomotives Issue 1987, 5v
Issue Year:
1987  
Date of Issue:
1st October, 1987  
Size:
Face Value:
22c x 5 
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No:
2322-26  
Scott Catalogue No:
2362-66
Printer:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
Issue Copies:
78,955,200 each 
Designer(s):
Richard Leech
Theme(s):
Railway/Train/Locomotive, Transports
Description:
22c x 5, Steam Railway Locomotives Issue 1987, 5v.

This pane of five stamps was issued to pay tribute to the contributions of the different engines that sparked the railroad revolution in America.

Depicted are: the Stourbridge Lion, the first actual locomotive to run on tracks in America; the Best Friend of Charleston, the first locomotive to pull a train in America; the John Bull, the oldest complete engine preserved in the United States; the Brother Jonathan, at one time the fastest locomotive in the world; and the Gowan & Marx, at one time the most powerful of all locomotives.