Trains on Stamps – Locomotives – FDC

Trains on Stamps – Locomotives – FDC

A First Day Cover from Bophuthatswana with a miniature sheet showing four stamps on Locomotives . The Miniature sheet and stamps were issued on18-6-1993. The Locomotives are

45c – Mafikeng Locomotive shed and Rhodesia Railways (RR) locomotives classes 8,10 and 12.

70c – RR Locomotive No5, also known as saddle tank locomotive because it carried water supply.

90c – SAR Locomotive Class 16B and  White Train. Prince George , Duke of Kent visited South Africa from Feb to April 1934 and Governor General of South Africa  Earl OF Clarendon placed his personal train known as The White train at his disposal. This locomotive which hauled the train was painted royal Blue.

R !.05 – SAR Locomotive Class 19D

The cover  shows SAR Class GF Garratt Locomotive with passenger train entering Mafikeng Station.