Classic Locomotives on new stamps from Royal Mail

Classic Locomotives on new stamps from Royal Mail

Classic Locomotives of Northern Ireland is the third in Royal Mail's series to commemorate these unsung workhorses of the railway network.

The stamps feature:

1st Class – UTA W Class No. 103
UTA Class W No.103 'Thomas Somerset' with a Belfast-bound up express between the two tunnels at Downhill, west of Castlerock c1950

78p – UTA SG3 Class No. 35
The SG3 Class locomotive shunts wagons at Portadown in 1963..

88p – Peckett No. 2
Peckett No.2 reverses wagons into the British Aluminum works at Larne in 1937.

£1.28 – CDRJC Class 5 No. 4
The Class 5 locomotive Meenglas shunts a carriage at Strabane in 1959.

The Miniature Sheet features all four Classic Locomotives of Northern Ireland stamps, together with a fabulous photograph of the UTA Class Z No. 27 Lough Erne crossing Larne Lough in 1968 in its border.

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