Postage Stamps (Railway Topical)

Foreword
I am no philatelist, and this page defers to those who are. Nevertheless, as did so many youngsters of my generation, I did collect postage stamps in my early teens - and I regret to say I sold them all for the then princely sum of £3 to enhance my Hornby-Dublo trainset of the day. I still have mixed feelings about that transaction, because it included many stamps so generously bought for me by my grandad - but he must have been wise in the aspirations of youngsters, and for their need to learn to make their own decisions.

Then in my more mature years, I inclined again to stamps featuring railways and street/tram cars, and I offer here some of my favourites in homage to an era when stamps adorned our mail with interesting quality-engraved designs, and treasured features such as legible cancellations that actually informed you of where and when the cancellation was made.. 

The stamps shown here are by no means a complete representation from the countries concerned, only what I was able to acquire during my period of interest. A publication such as the Stanley Gibbons Thematic Catalogue (Collect Railways on Stamps) provides a complete summary.  

Where available, each stamp caption is prefaced with the Stanley Gibbons catalogue number and the year of issue.  

INDEX
NORTH AMERICA
Bermuda
Canada
USA


BRITISH ISLES and IRELAND
Guernsey
Jersey
Ireland
Isle of Man
UK


EUROPE - Western - Continental
Austria
Belgium
Belgium Parcel Post
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany (Deutsches Reich, West Germany, Bundesrepublik)
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland


EUROPE - Eastern
Albania
Bulgaria
Czechoslovakia
Germany (East Germany DDR)
Greece
Hungary
Poland
Rumania
Russia
Slovakia
Turkey
Yugoslavia

FAR EAST, ASIA and PACIFIC OCEAN
China
Japan
Kampuchea
Korea - North
Korea - south
Mongolia
Philippines
Tuva
Vietnam

AUSTRALASIA
Australia
New Zealand

CARRIBEAN ISLANDS
Cuba

CENTRAL and SOUTH AMERICA
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Ecuador
Falkland Islands
Mexico
Peru
Uruguay

AFRICA
Egypt
South Africa
Southern Rhodesia
Zimbabwe

Albania
501 1948. Construction of the Durres-Tirana Railway.

501 1948. Construction of the Durres-Tirana Railway.

532-534 1949. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

532-534 1949. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

Austria
812-814 1937. Commemorating 100 years of Austrian railways.

812-814 1937. Commemorating 100 years of Austrian railways.

1080 1947 948 1945, Krauselklause Railway Viaduct.

1080 1947 948 1945, Krauselklause Railway Viaduct.

1089 1090 1091 1092 1095 1948. Reconstruction.

1089 1090 1091 1092 1095 1948. Reconstruction.

1364 1961. European Conference of Transport Ministers.

1364 1961. European Conference of Transport Ministers.

1392 1962. Commemorating 125 years of Austrian Railways.

1392 1962. Commemorating 125 years of Austrian Railways.

1408 1963. Day of the Postage Stamp. Vienna post office with car barn.

1408 1963. Day of the Postage Stamp. Vienna post office with car barn.

1626 1971. Electric train on the Semmering line.

1626 1971. Electric train on the Semmering line.

1719 1974. 100 years Universal Postal Union.

1719 1974. 100 years Universal Postal Union.

1793-1795 1977. Commemorating 140 years of Austrian railways.

1793-1795 1977. Commemorating 140 years of Austrian railways.

1800 1978. Underground train Vienna.

1800 1978. Underground train Vienna.

1857 1979. 100 years Raab-Oedenburg Ebenfurter Railway.

1857 1979. 100 years Raab-Oedenburg Ebenfurter Railway.

1937 1982. 150 years first horse-drawn railway Linz-Freistadt-Budweis.

1937 1982. 150 years first horse-drawn railway Linz-Freistadt-Budweis.

1980 1983. 100 years first Austrian electric railway Modling-Hinterbrühl.

1980 1983. 100 years first Austrian electric railway Modling-Hinterbrühl.

2027 1984. 100 years Arlberg Bahn. On the Schanatobel bridge.

2027 1984. 100 years Arlberg Bahn. On the Schanatobel bridge.

2028 1984. 75 years Tauernbahn. On the Falkenstein bridge.

2028 1984. 75 years Tauernbahn. On the Falkenstein bridge.

2099 1986. 100 years of the Salzburg Lokalbahn.

2099 1986. 100 years of the Salzburg Lokalbahn.

2202 1989. 100 years Achensee Bahn (cog railway).

2202 1989. 100 years Achensee Bahn (cog railway).

Belgium
1275 1949. 100 years of methods of mail transportation.

1275 1949. 100 years of methods of mail transportation.

1584 1956. Electrification of the  Brussels- Luxembourg line.

1584 1956. Electrification of the Brussels- Luxembourg line.

2108 1969. Day of the Postage Stamp.

2108 1969. Day of the Postage Stamp.

2074 1972. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UIC, or the International Union of Railways, created in 1922 with the aim of standardizing industry practices.

2074 1972. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UIC, or the International Union of Railways, created in 1922 with the aim of standardizing industry practices.

2446 1976. Opening of the Brussels Metro underground railway.

2446 1976. Opening of the Brussels Metro underground railway.

2745-2747 1983. Development of urban tramways.

2745-2747 1983. Development of urban tramways.

2757 1983. "Night trains", by Paul Delvaux, a Belgian surrealist painter.

2757 1983. "Night trains", by Paul Delvaux, a Belgian surrealist painter.

2826 Class 18 (1896) 2827 locomotive "Elephant" (1835) 2828 Class 23 tank engine (1904) 2829 Class 1 Pacific-type  (1935) 1985.
Commemorating the development of Belgian steam locomotives.

2826 Class 18 (1896) 2827 locomotive "Elephant" (1835) 2828 Class 23 tank engine (1904) 2829 Class 1 Pacific-type (1935) 1985. Commemorating the development of Belgian steam locomotives.

MS2830 1985. Commemorating 150 years of Belgian railways, also some centenaries.

MS2830 1985. Commemorating 150 years of Belgian railways, also some centenaries.

Belgium Parcel Post
Belgium is unique in its issue of many series of parcel post stamps. Featured here are some representative issues, although some series are by no means complete. In the case of tableaux, the lead catalogue number is identified. There were some re-issues (in different colours) and some surcharges. For more information, the reader is advised to consult a stamp catalogue. Some of the high denomination and most mint stamps are rare and command high prices.
P109a 1902.

P109a 1902.

P214 1916.

P214 1916.

P259 1920.

P259 1920.

P341 1922.

P341 1922.

P374 1923. Low denominations.

P374 1923. Low denominations.

P386 1923. Intermediate denominations.

P386 1923. Intermediate denominations.

P401 1923. High denominations.

P401 1923. High denominations.

P655-P657 1934. Locomotive "Goliath".

P655-P657 1934. Locomotive "Goliath".

P689-P697 1935. Low denominations. Diesel locomotive.

P689-P697 1935. Low denominations. Diesel locomotive.

P698-P708 1935. High denominations. Locomotive "Le Belge".

P698-P708 1935. High denominations. Locomotive "Le Belge".

P1090 1942.

P1090 1942.

P1095 P1099-P1107 1942.

P1095 P1099-P1107 1942.

P996-P999 1942.

P996-P999 1942.

P1229 P1230 1948. P1206 1947 (not surcharged). P1252 1948.

P1229 P1230 1948. P1206 1947 (not surcharged). P1252 1948.

P1252 1948.

P1252 1948.

P1277-P1285 1949. Low denominations.

P1277-P1285 1949. Low denominations.

P1286-P1293 1949. High denominations.

P1286-P1293 1949. High denominations.

P1485-P1489 Nord Station
P1490 (5F) and P1496 (10F) Congress Station
P1495 (green 10F) Midi Station
P1502 (60F) Chapelle Station. 1953.

P1485-P1489 Nord Station P1490 (5F) and P1496 (10F) Congress Station P1495 (green 10F) Midi Station P1502 (60F) Chapelle Station. 1953.

P1517 (13F) 1953. P1585 (13F surcharged) 1956. P1518 (18F) 1953. P1586 (18F surcharged) 1956. P1587 (21F surcharged) 1956.

P1517 (13F) 1953. P1585 (13F surcharged) 1956. P1518 (18F) 1953. P1586 (18F surcharged) 1956. P1587 (21F surcharged) 1956.

P1695 1959. Brussels Nord Station.

P1695 1959. Brussels Nord Station.

P1788 1961. Brussels Midi Station.

P1788 1961. Brussels Midi Station.

P2060 P2061 P2063 Electric train Type 160. P2064 Diesel-electric train Type 205. 1968.

P2060 P2061 P2063 Electric train Type 160. P2064 Diesel-electric train Type 205. 1968.

Bulgaria
418-421 1939. Bulgarian Railways Jubilee. In 421, King Boris is featured as the engine driver. Bulgarian railway history began in 1864 with the turning of the first sod for the Ruse – Varna railway line.

418-421 1939. Bulgarian Railways Jubilee. In 421, King Boris is featured as the engine driver. Bulgarian railway history began in 1864 with the turning of the first sod for the Ruse – Varna railway line.

 P495 P513 1941. Parcel Post railway mail.

P495 P513 1941. Parcel Post railway mail.

774a 1950.

774a 1950.

953 954 1954. Railway Workers' Day.

953 954 1954. Railway Workers' Day.

1449 1964. Railway Transport.

1449 1964. Railway Transport.

1874 1969. Sofia World Philately Exposition.

1874 1969. Sofia World Philately Exposition.

3110-3113  1983. Trevithick's locomotive, Blenkinsop's rack locomotive "Prince Royal", Hedley's "Puffing Billy", first German locomotive "Der Adler".

3110-3113 1983. Trevithick's locomotive, Blenkinsop's rack locomotive "Prince Royal", Hedley's "Puffing Billy", first German locomotive "Der Adler".

Czechoslovakia
545 1949. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

545 1949. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

768 1953. Gottwald Foundry, Kuncice.

768 1953. Gottwald Foundry, Kuncice.

946-948 1956. Low denominations. European Timetable Conference for Freight Services. Czech locomotives.

946-948 1956. Low denominations. European Timetable Conference for Freight Services. Czech locomotives.

949-951 1956. High denominations. European Timetable Conference for Freight Services. Czech locomotives.

949-951 1956. High denominations. European Timetable Conference for Freight Services. Czech locomotives.

1222 1961. Kladno steel mills.

1222 1961. Kladno steel mills.

1453 1964. Czech engineering. Diesel shunter (switcher).

1453 1964. Czech engineering. Diesel shunter (switcher).

1557-1559 1966. Low denominations. Czech locomotives..

1557-1559 1966. Low denominations. Czech locomotives..

1560-1562 1966. High denominations. Czech locomotives..

1560-1562 1966. High denominations. Czech locomotives..

552 1972. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Košice–Bohumín Railway.

552 1972. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Košice–Bohumín Railway.

2051 1972. Slovak Wireworking. Locomotive and Pendant.

2051 1972. Slovak Wireworking. Locomotive and Pendant.

2186 1974. Commemorating 100 years of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

2186 1974. Commemorating 100 years of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

2618 1982. Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the UIC, or the International Union of Railways, created in 1922 with the aim of standardizing industry practices.

2618 1982. Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the UIC, or the International Union of Railways, created in 1922 with the aim of standardizing industry practices.

2850-2853 1986. Development of railways and urban traction.

2850-2853 1986. Development of railways and urban traction.

2818 1986. World Expo Vancouver 1986

2818 1986. World Expo Vancouver 1986

xxxx 1988. World Stamp Exhibition Praga-88

xxxx 1988. World Stamp Exhibition Praga-88

Denmark
353-355 1947. Commemorating 100 years of Danish railways.

353-355 1947. Commemorating 100 years of Danish railways.

351 1947. Bombed or sabotaged tracks.

351 1947. Bombed or sabotaged tracks.

540 1972. Commemorating 125 years of Danish railways.

540 1972. Commemorating 125 years of Danish railways.

851 1987. HAFNIA philately exhibition. Coincidentally 140 years of Danish railways.

851 1987. HAFNIA philately exhibition. Coincidentally 140 years of Danish railways.

xxxx 1991.

xxxx 1991.

xxxx 1994. Possibly 100 years of public urban transportation (trams).

xxxx 1994. Possibly 100 years of public urban transportation (trams).

xxx 1995. Celebrating Danish-made toy trains.

xxx 1995. Celebrating Danish-made toy trains.

Finland
392 1944. Red Cross train.

392 1944. Red Cross train.

634-636 1962. Commemorating 100 years of Finnish railways.

634-636 1962. Commemorating 100 years of Finnish railways.

945 1979. Tram on a Helsinki street.

945 1979. Tram on a Helsinki street.

France
572 573 1937. 13th International Railway Congress.

572 573 1937. 13th International Railway Congress.

830 1944. 100 years Paris-Orléans Paris Rouen Railways.

830 1944. 100 years Paris-Orléans Paris Rouen Railways.

821 1944. 100 years of travelling railway post office.

821 1944. 100 years of travelling railway post office.

1107 1951. Day of the Postage Stamp. Interior of a travelling post office car.

1107 1951. Day of the Postage Stamp. Interior of a travelling post office car.

1249 1955. Electrification of the Valenciennes- Thionville line.

1249 1955. Electrification of the Valenciennes- Thionville line.

1723 1966. 19th International Railway Congress.

1723 1966. 19th International Railway Congress.

1865 1970. Hovertrain.

1865 1970. Hovertrain.

2055 1974. Turbotrain TGV 001.

2055 1974. Turbotrain TGV 001.

2084 1975. Paris metro regional train. Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens. 75 years of the Paris Métro.

2084 1975. Paris metro regional train. Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens. 75 years of the Paris Métro.

2152 1977. Transportation connections Franche-Comté.

2152 1977. Transportation connections Franche-Comté.

2284 1978. Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the WWI armistice.

2284 1978. Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the WWI armistice.

2641 1984. TGV mail train.

2641 1984. TGV mail train.

2746 1986. The Mulhouse Technology Museums.

2746 1986. The Mulhouse Technology Museums.

2748 1987. Fulgence Bienvenüe (1852 – 1936) was a noted French civil engineer, best known for his role in the construction of the Paris Métro.

2748 1987. Fulgence Bienvenüe (1852 – 1936) was a noted French civil engineer, best known for his role in the construction of the Paris Métro.

xxxx 1989. Centenary of the first electric tramway Clermont-Ferrand.

xxxx 1989. Centenary of the first electric tramway Clermont-Ferrand.

xxxx 1989. Atlantic TGV.

xxxx 1989. Atlantic TGV.

xxxx 1993. Lille Postal Congress.

xxxx 1993. Lille Postal Congress.

xxxx 1993. the narrow gauge d'Artouste tourist train is situated in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

xxxx 1993. the narrow gauge d'Artouste tourist train is situated in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Germany (Deutsches Reich)
577-580 1935. Centenary 1835 - 1935 of German railways

577-580 1935. Centenary 1835 - 1935 of German railways

755 1941. Leipzig railway station and city site of the national trade fair. Coincidentally the 50th anniversary of the Leipzig trade fair where Märklin first presented its toy train offerings, sparking the toy train industry.

755 1941. Leipzig railway station and city site of the national trade fair. Coincidentally the 50th anniversary of the Leipzig trade fair where Märklin first presented its toy train offerings, sparking the toy train industry.

871 1944. Railway-mounted artillery. (Successor to "Big Bertha" of WWI.)

871 1944. Railway-mounted artillery. (Successor to "Big Bertha" of WWI.)

West Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) 1949 to 1990
1145 1955. Timetable conference.

1145 1955. Timetable conference.

1259 1960. 125 years of German Railways. Depicting "Der Adler", the locomotive that drew the train between Nürnberg and Fürth.

1259 1960. 125 years of German Railways. Depicting "Der Adler", the locomotive that drew the train between Nürnberg and Fürth.

1393 1965. International Transportation Exhibition.

1393 1965. International Transportation Exhibition.

1506 1969. In aid of public welfare.

1506 1969. In aid of public welfare.

1740 1975. Definitive. Local service train.

1740 1975. Definitive. Local service train.

1754c 1975. Definitive. Magnetic monorail.

1754c 1975. Definitive. Magnetic monorail.

1729 - 1732 1975. In aid of Youth.

1729 Class 218 diesel locomotive

1730 Series 103 Electric locomotive

1731 Series 403 Diesel multiple unit

1732 Transrapid hovertrain (mock-up)

1729 - 1732 1975. In aid of Youth.

1729 Class 218 diesel locomotive

1730 Series 103 Electric locomotive

1731 Series 403 Diesel multiple unit

1732 Transrapid hovertrain (mock-up)

1774 1976. 75th anniversary of the Wuppertal aerial mono-rail train.

1774 1976. 75th anniversary of the Wuppertal aerial mono-rail train.

1895 1979. Commemorating 100 years of electric railways at the International Transportation Exhibition

1895 1979. Commemorating 100 years of electric railways at the International Transportation Exhibition

2112 1985. Commemorating 150 years of German railways.

2112 1985. Commemorating 150 years of German railways.

2199 1987. Day of the postage stamp.

2199 1987. Day of the postage stamp.

West Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) 1949 to 1990 West Berlin
B339 1969. In aid of public welfare.

B339 1969. In aid of public welfare.

B381-B383 1971. Berlin transportation - low denominations.

B381 - commuter steam train 1925

B382 - electric tram 1890

B383 - horse-drawn tram 1880

B381-B383 1971. Berlin transportation - low denominations.

B381 - commuter steam train 1925

B382 - electric tram 1890

B383 - horse-drawn tram 1880

B384-B386 1971. Berlin transportation - high denominations.

B384 - commuter electric train - S (Stadt) Bahn 1932

B385 -  streetcar - tram 1930

B386 - underground railway U (Untergrund) Bahn 1971

B384-B386 1971. Berlin transportation - high denominations.

B384 - commuter electric train - S (Stadt) Bahn 1932

B385 - streetcar - tram 1930

B386 - underground railway U (Untergrund) Bahn 1971

B472 - B475 1975. In aid of Youth.

B472 - steam locomotive Drache

B473 - Series 89 tank locomotive

B474 - Series 050 Steam locomotive

B475 - Series 010 Steam locomotive

1732 Transrapid hovertrain (mock-up)

B472 - B475 1975. In aid of Youth.

B472 - steam locomotive Drache

B473 - Series 89 tank locomotive

B474 - Series 050 Steam locomotive

B475 - Series 010 Steam locomotive

1732 Transrapid hovertrain (mock-up)

B810 1988. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first train from Berlin to Potsdam.

B810 1988. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first train from Berlin to Potsdam.

xxxx 1990. In aid of public welfare. Handling mail by railway in 1890.

xxxx 1990. In aid of public welfare. Handling mail by railway in 1890.

East Germany (DDR Deutsche Demokratische Republik) 1949 to 1990
E296 1957. Leipzig Spring Trade Fair.

E296 1957. Leipzig Spring Trade Fair.

E397 1958. Day of the Postage Stamp. Modern postal sorting.

E397 1958. Day of the Postage Stamp. Modern postal sorting.

E536-E538 1960. 125 Years of German Railways.

E536-E538 1960. 125 Years of German Railways.

E655 1962. University for Transportation Methods.

E655 1962. University for Transportation Methods.

E1120 1968. Leipzig Fall Fair. Model trains.

E1120 1968. Leipzig Fall Fair. Model trains.

E1167 1969. Caution at railway crossings.

E1167 1969. Caution at railway crossings.

E1576-E1578 1973. Integrated railway equipment construction.

E1576-E1578 1973. Integrated railway equipment construction.

E1579-E1581 1973. Integrated railway equipment construction.

E1579-E1581 1973. Integrated railway equipment construction.

E1689 1974. Leipzig Fall Trade Fair. Socialist economic integration.

E1689 1974. Leipzig Fall Trade Fair. Socialist economic integration.

E1969 locomotive "Muldenthal" (1861) E1970 Dresden tram (1896) 1977. Dresden Transport Museum.

E1969 locomotive "Muldenthal" (1861) E1970 Dresden tram (1896) 1977. Dresden Transport Museum.

E2043 1978. container transport.

E2043 1978. container transport.

E2016 (railway mail car 1896) E2017 (railway mail car 1978) 1978.

E2016 (railway mail car 1896) E2017 (railway mail car 1978) 1978.

E2124-E2127 1979. Railway equipment manufactured in the DDR.

E2124-E2127 1979. Railway equipment manufactured in the DDR.

E2277-E2280 1980. Narrow gauge railways of the DDR. Radebeul-Radeburg (750mm). Bad Doberan-Kühlungsborn (900mm).

E2277-E2280 1980. Narrow gauge railways of the DDR. Radebeul-Radeburg (750mm). Bad Doberan-Kühlungsborn (900mm).

E2342-E2345 1981. Narrow gauge railways of the DDR. Freital-Kurort Kipsdorf (750mm). Putbus-Gohren (750mm).

E2342-E2345 1981. Narrow gauge railways of the DDR. Freital-Kurort Kipsdorf (750mm). Putbus-Gohren (750mm).

E2509-E2512 1983. Narrow gauge railways of the DDR. Wernigerode-Nordhausen (1000 mm). Zittau-Kurort Oybib/Jonsdorf (750 mm).

E2509-E2512 1983. Narrow gauge railways of the DDR. Wernigerode-Nordhausen (1000 mm). Zittau-Kurort Oybib/Jonsdorf (750 mm).

E2576-E2579 1984. Narrow gauge railways of the DDR. Cranzahl-Kurort Oberwiesenthal (750 mm). Selketalbahn (1000 mm).

E2576-E2579 1984. Narrow gauge railways of the DDR. Cranzahl-Kurort Oberwiesenthal (750 mm). Selketalbahn (1000 mm).

E2677-E2680 1985. Railway evolution.

E2677-E2680 1985. Railway evolution.

E2725-E2728 1986. Technological Milestones.
Dresden horse tram 1886. Leipzig electric tram 1896. Berlin tram 1910. Halle tram 1928.

E2725-E2728 1986. Technological Milestones. Dresden horse tram 1886. Leipzig electric tram 1896. Berlin tram 1910. Halle tram 1928.

E2939-E2941 1989. 150th anniversary of the Leipzig-Dresden Railway.

E2939-E2941 1989. 150th anniversary of the Leipzig-Dresden Railway.

Germany (reunited) post 1990
xxxx 1991. Inauguration of high-speed trains.

xxxx 1991. Inauguration of high-speed trains.

xxxx 1991. Safety in traffic.

xxxx 1991. Safety in traffic.

xxxx 2000. Fliegender Hamburger. (1932/33)

xxxx 2000. Fliegender Hamburger. (1932/33)

xxxx 2000. Henschel Wegmann Zug (1936).

xxxx 2000. Henschel Wegmann Zug (1936).

xxxx 2000. Trans Europ Express (TEE) (1957)

xxxx 2000. Trans Europ Express (TEE) (1957)

xxxx 2000. Inter City Express (ICE) (2000)

xxxx 2000. Inter City Express (ICE) (2000)

Greece
410 415 416 1927. Steam train on bridge across the Corinth Canal.

410 415 416 1927. Steam train on bridge across the Corinth Canal.

1412 1978. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Postal Service. (Translation courtesy Niki Tichakova.)

1412 1978. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Postal Service. (Translation courtesy Niki Tichakova.)

1665 1984. Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Railway in Pilio, a village in Greece. (Translation courtesy Niki Tichakova.)

1665 1984. Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Railway in Pilio, a village in Greece. (Translation courtesy Niki Tichakova.)

Hungary
1030 1948. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of George Stephenson's death.

1030 1948. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of George Stephenson's death.

 1089 1082 1950 . 5 Year PLan.

1089 1082 1950 . 5 Year PLan.

1138 1950. Second National Industrial Exhibition.

1138 1950. Second National Industrial Exhibition.

1178 1951.  International Children's Day. Train on Budapest Pioneer Railway

1178 1951. International Children's Day. Train on Budapest Pioneer Railway

1247 1248 1952. Railway Day.

1247 1248 1952. Railway Day.

1419 1426 1955. Celebrating Workers. Railway Guard. Tram conductor.

1419 1426 1955. Celebrating Workers. Railway Guard. Tram conductor.

1441 1445 1955. transportation. Multiple diesel unit, Class 20 303 Steam Locomotive.

1441 1445 1955. transportation. Multiple diesel unit, Class 20 303 Steam Locomotive.

1564-1566 1959. Transport Museum Issue. Steam Locomotive "Deru". Ganz diesel rail-car. Early railway signal.

1564-1566 1959. Transport Museum Issue. Steam Locomotive "Deru". Ganz diesel rail-car. Early railway signal.

1900-03-05-11-14-17 1963. Transport and Communications.

1900-03-05-11-14-17 1963. Transport and Communications.

2024 2025 1964. Opening of reconstructed bridges. Arpad and Margaret bridges Budapest with trams.

2024 2025 1964. Opening of reconstructed bridges. Arpad and Margaret bridges Budapest with trams.

2182 1966. Re-opening of the Transport Museum, Budapest.

2182 1966. Re-opening of the Transport Museum, Budapest.

2273 1967. International Tourist Year.

2273 1967. International Tourist Year.

2335 1968. Kálmán Kandó de Egerfarmos et Sztregova (1869 – 1931) was a Hungarian engineer, and a pioneer in the development of electric railway traction.

2335 1968. Kálmán Kandó de Egerfarmos et Sztregova (1869 – 1931) was a Hungarian engineer, and a pioneer in the development of electric railway traction.

 2517 1970. Opening of the Budapest Metro.

2517 1970. Opening of the Budapest Metro.

2603 1971. Commemorating 125 years of Hungarian railways.

2603 1971. Commemorating 125 years of Hungarian railways.

2647-2654 1972. Celebrating classic steam locomotives.

2647-2654 1972. Celebrating classic steam locomotives.

2717 1972. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UIC, or the International Union of Railways, created in 1922 with the aim of standardizing industry practices.

2717 1972. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UIC, or the International Union of Railways, created in 1922 with the aim of standardizing industry practices.

D2852 1973. Postage Due.

D2852 1973. Postage Due.

2882 1974. 100 years Universal Postal Union.

2882 1974. 100 years Universal Postal Union.

2946 1975. 30 years of liberation, rebuilding the railways.

2946 1975. 30 years of liberation, rebuilding the railways.

2964 1975. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian Electro-technical Association.

2964 1975. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian Electro-technical Association.

3196 1978.  30 years of the Pioneer Railway, now the "Children's Railway", a narrow gauge railway line in Budapest, which connects Széchényi-hegy and Hűvösvölgy and is 11.2 km long. Except that of the train driver, all of the posts are operated by children aged 10–14 under adult supervision. It is the world's largest Children's Railway.

3196 1978. 30 years of the Pioneer Railway, now the "Children's Railway", a narrow gauge railway line in Budapest, which connects Széchényi-hegy and Hűvösvölgy and is 11.2 km long. Except that of the train driver, all of the posts are operated by children aged 10–14 under adult supervision. It is the world's largest Children's Railway.

3237-3243 1979. International Transport Exposition, Hamburg, Germany.

3237-3243 1979. International Transport Exposition, Hamburg, Germany.

MS 3271 1979. Commemorating 100 years of the Sopron-Ebenfurt railway.

MS 3271 1979. Commemorating 100 years of the Sopron-Ebenfurt railway.

3633 1985. Expo 85, Tsukuba, Japan.

3633 1985. Expo 85, Tsukuba, Japan.

3696 1986. The re-opening of the Budapest Castle Hill Funicular Railway.
The line was opened on March 2, 1870, and has been in municipal ownership since 1920. It was destroyed in the Second World War and reopened on June 4, 1986.

3696 1986. The re-opening of the Budapest Castle Hill Funicular Railway. The line was opened on March 2, 1870, and has been in municipal ownership since 1920. It was destroyed in the Second World War and reopened on June 4, 1986.

Italy
550-552 1939. Commemorating 100 years of Italian railways.

550-552 1939. Commemorating 100 years of Italian railways.

715 1949. 75th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

715 1949. 75th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

931 1956. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Simplon Tunnel.

931 1956. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Simplon Tunnel.

1275 1970. 12th Day of the Postage Stamp.

1275 1970. 12th Day of the Postage Stamp.

1450 1975. 21st International Railway Congress.

1450 1975. 21st International Railway Congress.

Luxembourg
612 1956. Railway electrification. View of Luxembourg Central Station.

612 1956. Railway electrification. View of Luxembourg Central Station.

661 1959. Commemorating 100 years of Luxembourg railways.

661 1959. Commemorating 100 years of Luxembourg railways.

785 786 1966. 5th International Philately Exhibition.

785 786 1966. 5th International Philately Exhibition.

1127 1984. Commemorating 125 years of Luxembourg railways.

1127 1984. Commemorating 125 years of Luxembourg railways.

Malta
705-707 1983. Commemorating 100 years of the Malta Railway. It was the only railway line and ran from Valletta to Mdina. It was metre-gauge, and operated from 1883 to 1931. The railway was known locally in Maltese as il-vapur tal-art (the land ship).

705-707 1983. Commemorating 100 years of the Malta Railway. It was the only railway line and ran from Valletta to Mdina. It was metre-gauge, and operated from 1883 to 1931. The railway was known locally in Maltese as il-vapur tal-art (the land ship).

Monaco
 97 99 1924. Steam train on St. Devote viaduct

97 99 1924. Steam train on St. Devote viaduct

914-919 1968. Commemorating 100 years of railways in Monaco.

914-919 1968. Commemorating 100 years of railways in Monaco.

1035 1972. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UIC, or the International Union of Railways, created in 1922 with the aim of standardizing industry practices.

1035 1972. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UIC, or the International Union of Railways, created in 1922 with the aim of standardizing industry practices.

D482 1953. Postage due.

D482 1953. Postage due.

D483 1953. Postage due.

D483 1953. Postage due.

D700 1960. Postage due. Also issued as a regular stamp 1397 1979. Depicts the arrival of the first train in Monaco.

D700 1960. Postage due. Also issued as a regular stamp 1397 1979. Depicts the arrival of the first train in Monaco.

Netherlands
499 500 1939. Commemorating 100 years of Netherlands railways.

499 500 1939. Commemorating 100 years of Netherlands railways.

976 977 1964. Commemorating 125 years of Netherlands railways.

976 977 1964. Commemorating 125 years of Netherlands railways.

1343 1980. UCES-type hopper car.

1343 1980. UCES-type hopper car.

1557-1559 1989. Commemorating 150 years of Netherlands railways.

1557-1559 1989. Commemorating 150 years of Netherlands railways.

Norway
390 1947. First Norwegian steam locomotive "Caroline". Tercentenary Norway Post Office.

390 1947. First Norwegian steam locomotive "Caroline". Tercentenary Norway Post Office.

446-448 1954. Commemorating 100 years of Norwegian railways.

446-448 1954. Commemorating 100 years of Norwegian railways.

139 1969. Communications.

139 1969. Communications.

848 1979.

848 1979.

xxxx 1994. One hundred years of electric traction.

xxxx 1994. One hundred years of electric traction.

xxxx 1994. 80th anniversary Fløibanen  funicular railway from Bergen to the mountain of Fløyen.  1000 mm gauge.

xxxx 1994. 80th anniversary Fløibanen funicular railway from Bergen to the mountain of Fløyen. 1000 mm gauge.

Poland
629 1948. European Timetable Conference, Krakow.

629 1948. European Timetable Conference, Krakow.

844 845 1954. Electrification of the railways.

844 845 1954. Electrification of the railways.

876 1954. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic.

876 1954. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic.

886 1954. Railway Workers' Day.

886 1954. Railway Workers' Day.

1631 1966. 5th Polish Technicians' Congress, Katowice.

1631 1966. 5th Polish Technicians' Congress, Katowice.

1966 1636. 20th Anniversary of Industrial Nationalization.

1966 1636. 20th Anniversary of Industrial Nationalization.

2414-2421 1976. History of the Railway Locomotive.

2414-2421 1976. History of the Railway Locomotive.

2530 2537 1978. Polish Railway History.

2530 2537 1978. Polish Railway History.

 2465 1976. Container traffic,  Port of Gdynia.

2465 1976. Container traffic, Port of Gdynia.

2640 1979. Stamp Day.

2640 1979. Stamp Day.

3006-3009 1985. Polish railway equipment.

3006-3009 1985. Polish railway equipment.

Portugal
1136-1139 1956. Commemorating 100 years of Portuguese railways.

1136-1139 1956. Commemorating 100 years of Portuguese railways.

1516-1518 1973. One hundred years of Porto urban public transportation.

1516-1518 1973. One hundred years of Porto urban public transportation.

1851-1854 1981. Commemorating 125 years of Portuguese railways.

1851-1854 1981. Commemorating 125 years of Portuguese railways.

xxxx 1990. 100 years Rossio station.

xxxx 1990. 100 years Rossio station.

xxxx 1995. Introduction of articulated urban transit vehicles.

xxxx 1995. Introduction of articulated urban transit vehicles.

xxxx xxxx. 25th anniversary of the Ministry of Communications.

xxxx xxxx. 25th anniversary of the Ministry of Communications.

Rumania
1422-1427 1939. Commemorating the 70th anniversary of Rumanian railways.

1422-1427 1939. Commemorating the 70th anniversary of Rumanian railways.

2135 1951. Five Year Plan.

2135 1951. Five Year Plan.

2229 1952. Railway Day.

2229 1952. Railway Day.

2732 1960.

2732 1960.

3031 3032 1963. Air mail.

3031 3032 1963. Air mail.

3511 3516 3517 1967. 3854 3842 1971. 3528 1967. Transportation and Communications.

3511 3516 3517 1967. 3854 3842 1971. 3528 1967. Transportation and Communications.

3679 1969. Commemorating 100 years of Rumanian railways.

3679 1969. Commemorating 100 years of Rumanian railways.

4076 1974. Commemorating 100 years of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

4076 1974. Commemorating 100 years of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

4535-4539 1979. International Transport Exposition, Hamburg, Germany.

4535-4539 1979. International Transport Exposition, Hamburg, Germany.

4686 4687 1982. Opening of the Bucharest Metro.

4686 4687 1982. Opening of the Bucharest Metro.

MS4830 1983. Commemorating 100 years of the Orient Express.

MS4830 1983. Commemorating 100 years of the Orient Express.

5135-5140 1987.

5135-5140 1987.

Russia
287 1922. Famine Relief.

287 1922. Famine Relief.

688 691 1935. Opening of the Moscow Underground.

688 691 1935. Opening of the Moscow Underground.

945a 946 1941. Industrial and Agricultural Records.

945a 946 1941. Industrial and Agricultural Records.

 949 1941. Industrial and Agricultural Records.

949 1941. Industrial and Agricultural Records.

1215 1217 1219 1946. Fourth Stalin "Five-Year Reconstruction Plan", Agriculture and Industry.

1215 1217 1219 1946. Fourth Stalin "Five-Year Reconstruction Plan", Agriculture and Industry.

1554 to 1557 1949. Modern Railway Transport Development.

1554 to 1557 1949. Modern Railway Transport Development.

1622 1950. Taganskaya Underground station, Moscow Metro.

1622 1950. Taganskaya Underground station, Moscow Metro.

1791 1794 1952. Moscow Metro Underground stations.

1791 1794 1952. Moscow Metro Underground stations.

2299 1953. Type TE3 diesel loco. All-Union Industrial Exhibition.

2299 1953. Type TE3 diesel loco. All-Union Industrial Exhibition.

 2126 1957. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Railway worker.

2126 1957. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Railway worker.

2738 1962. International Correspondence Week.

2738 1962. International Correspondence Week.

3040 1964. Commemorating the 15th anniversary of the German Democratic Republic.

3040 1964. Commemorating the 15th anniversary of the German Democratic Republic.

3194 3196 3198 1965. History of the Russian Post Office.

3194 3196 3198 1965. History of the Russian Post Office.

3269 1966. Soviet Transportation.

3269 1966. Soviet Transportation.

3506 1967. "Fifty years of Communist Development".

3506 1967. "Fifty years of Communist Development".

 4291 1974. Centenary of the Egonov Wagon Works, Leningrad. Modern passenger coach.

4291 1974. Centenary of the Egonov Wagon Works, Leningrad. Modern passenger coach.

4523 1976. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Soviet Railway Electrification.

4523 1976. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Soviet Railway Electrification.

4744-4748 1978. Early Russian locomotives. 4744 depicts the first Russian locomotive with its designers, Yefim and Miron Cherepanov.

4744-4748 1978. Early Russian locomotives. 4744 depicts the first Russian locomotive with its designers, Yefim and Miron Cherepanov.

4846 1979. (Russian railway locomotives)

4846 1979. (Russian railway locomotives)

5093 5098 1981.

5093 5098 1981.

5188 5192 1981.

5188 5192 1981.

5229-5233 1982.

5229-5233 1982.

5564-5571 1985.

5564-5571 1985.

xxxx 1996.

xxxx 1996.

Slovakia
109-112 1943. Opening of the Strazke-Presov railway.

109-112 1943. Opening of the Strazke-Presov railway.

Spain
804 807 1936. 40th anniversary Press Association of Madrid.

804 807 1936. 40th anniversary Press Association of Madrid.

1106-1108 1948. Commemorating 100 years of Spanish railways. 1106 Marquis of Salamanca, builder of the first Spanish railway.

1106-1108 1948. Commemorating 100 years of Spanish railways. 1106 Marquis of Salamanca, builder of the first Spanish railway.

1295-1297 1958. 17th International Railway Congress. Low denominations.

1295-1297 1958. 17th International Railway Congress. Low denominations.

1298-1300 1958. 17th International Railway Congress. High denominations.

1298-1300 1958. 17th International Railway Congress. High denominations.

2231 1974. 125 years anniversary  Barcelona-Mataro railway.

2231 1974. 125 years anniversary Barcelona-Mataro railway.

2528 1978. Day of the Postage Stamp.

2528 1978. Day of the Postage Stamp.

2606-2608  1980. Urban public transportation.

2606-2608 1980. Urban public transportation.

2690-2692 1982. 23rd International Railway Congress at Malaga.

2690-2692 1982. 23rd International Railway Congress at Malaga.

2839 1985. Canoeing on the Sella (Asturian Seya) River in coastal northern Spain.

2839 1985. Canoeing on the Sella (Asturian Seya) River in coastal northern Spain.

Addendum (not in my collection)

E553. 1930

E553. 1930

Sweden
195 1936.  Tercentenary Sweden Post Office. A mail train.

195 1936. Tercentenary Sweden Post Office. A mail train.

378-380 1956. Commemorating 100 years of Swedish railways.

378-380 1956. Commemorating 100 years of Swedish railways.

861-863 1975. Early steam locomotion. 861 "Fryckstad" 862 "Gotland" 863 "Prince August".

861-863 1975. Early steam locomotion. 861 "Fryckstad" 862 "Gotland" 863 "Prince August".

937 938 941 1977. Evolution of urban public transportation.

937 938 941 1977. Evolution of urban public transportation.

1086 1981. Illustration from the autobiographical novel "Gäst hos verkligheten" (Guest of Reality, 1925) by  Swedish author Pär Fabian Lagerkvist (23 May 1891 – 11 July 1974).

1086 1981. Illustration from the autobiographical novel "Gäst hos verkligheten" (Guest of Reality, 1925) by Swedish author Pär Fabian Lagerkvist (23 May 1891 – 11 July 1974).

1408-1410 1988. Swedish railways in the European Union.

1408-1410 1988. Swedish railways in the European Union.

xxxx 1996. Jarnvag station Hälsingland

xxxx 1996. Jarnvag station Hälsingland

xxxx 1996. Commemorating railway postal service 1862 - 1996.

xxxx 1996. Commemorating railway postal service 1862 - 1996.

Switzerland
359 (Landwasser viaduct) 361 (Schaffhausen railway viaduct)  1934. Definitves.

359 (Landwasser viaduct) 361 (Schaffhausen railway viaduct) 1934. Definitves.

373b (tracks at Chillon Castle) 375b 1936. Definitives.

373b (tracks at Chillon Castle) 375b 1936. Definitives.

473-476 1947. 
Platelayers, Rorschach, Luen-Castel, Fluelen stations. Charity issue.

473-476 1947. Platelayers, Rorschach, Luen-Castel, Fluelen stations. Charity issue.

477-480 1947. Commemorating 100 years of Swiss railways.

477-480 1947. Commemorating 100 years of Swiss railways.

511 1949. Landscapes issue.

511 1949. Landscapes issue.

568 1956. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Simplon tunnel.

568 1956. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Simplon tunnel.

577 1957. Commemorating 75 years of the Gotthardbahn.

577 1957. Commemorating 75 years of the Gotthardbahn.

597 1959. Opening of the Swiss House of Transport and Communications.

597 1959. Opening of the Swiss House of Transport and Communications.

659 (Introduction of TEE trains) 661 (50th anniversary of the Jungfraujoch station) 1962.

659 (Introduction of TEE trains) 661 (50th anniversary of the Jungfraujoch station) 1962.

672 1963. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon railway.

672 1963. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon railway.

825 1972. Commemorating 125 years of Swiss railways.

825 1972. Commemorating 125 years of Swiss railways.

1021-1022 1982. Commemorating 100 years of the Gotthardbahn.

1021-1022 1982. Commemorating 100 years of the Gotthardbahn.

1046 1982. Commemorating 100 years of Zurich public transportation.

1046 1982. Commemorating 100 years of Zurich public transportation.

1055 1983. Celebrating Niklaus Riggenbach, Swiss mechanical engineer, inventor of the Riggenbach rack system (rack and pinion railways).

1055 1983. Celebrating Niklaus Riggenbach, Swiss mechanical engineer, inventor of the Riggenbach rack system (rack and pinion railways).

1159 1989. Commemorating 100 years of the Rhaetian Railway. The Rhaetian Railway is a Swiss transport company that owns the largest network among all private railway operators in Switzerland.

1159 1989. Commemorating 100 years of the Rhaetian Railway. The Rhaetian Railway is a Swiss transport company that owns the largest network among all private railway operators in Switzerland.

xxxx 1997. Commemorating 150 years of Swiss railways.

xxxx 1997. Commemorating 150 years of Swiss railways.

Turkey
1214 1938.  Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the  Republic of Turkey.

1214 1938. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey.

1241-1244 1939. Opening of the Ankara-Erzurum Railway.

1241-1244 1939. Opening of the Ankara-Erzurum Railway.

1373-1375 1947. International Railway Congress, Istanbul.

1373-1375 1947. International Railway Congress, Istanbul.

1934-1936 1961. 9th Central Treaty Communications and Transport, Ankara.

1934-1936 1961. 9th Central Treaty Communications and Transport, Ankara.

Cyprus 202 203 1986. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Cyprus 202 203 1986. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

2995-2999 1988.

2995-2999 1988.

Yugoslavia
393 1939. 100 years of postal service.

393 1939. 100 years of postal service.

611-613 1949. Commemorating 75 years of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

611-613 1949. Commemorating 75 years of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

631-633a 1949. Centenary of the national railways.

631-633a 1949. Centenary of the national railways.

1526 1527 1972. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UIC, or the International Union of Railways, created in 1922 with the aim of standardizing industry practices.

1526 1527 1972. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UIC, or the International Union of Railways, created in 1922 with the aim of standardizing industry practices.

1684 1685 1976.  Opening of the Belgrade-Bar Railway.

1684 1685 1976. Opening of the Belgrade-Bar Railway.

2002 1981. Steam locomotive towing a boat on the Sip Canal.

2002 1981. Steam locomotive towing a boat on the Sip Canal.

2072 2073 1983. Commemorating the 110th anniversary of the two railway lines that connected Rijeka with Vienna and Pest.

2072 2073 1983. Commemorating the 110th anniversary of the two railway lines that connected Rijeka with Vienna and Pest.

2136 1984. FDC. Steam mail train 1884 and Central Station, Belgrade.

2136 1984. FDC. Steam mail train 1884 and Central Station, Belgrade.

2268 1986.

2268 1986.

Middle East

Far East, Asia and Pacific Ocean

Korea
Mongolia
Philippines
Tuva
90 1936. Commemorating the 15th anniversary of independence.

90 1936. Commemorating the 15th anniversary of independence.

Africa

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