Royal Mail released stamps and MS on classic locomotives

\"\"UK released 4 stamps on Classic Locomotives of England. Stamps and miniature sheet are not only featuring steam locomotives, used not just on the public railway network, but also in many industrial locations like factories, quarries and docks.

1st Class – BR Dean Goods Class 2532

A Newbury bound British Rail local service Dean Goods Class locomotive at East Garton photographed in 1951.

60p – Peckett Type R2
This Peckett 1689, named Thor was built in 1925 for the Tunnel Cement company of West Thurrock, Essex. The locomotive spent its entire life at Thurrock – where the photo was taken, and it was scrapped there in March 1965.

88p – L & YR 1093 J4 No 1100
The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Class J4 locomotive photographed here at Liverpool Exchange Station in 1909 is pulling the 2.10 to Hull.

97p – BR WD No 90662
During the Second World War heavy freight \’Austerity\’ locomotives were built for military service. Before the Normandy Landings, the army had very little use for these locomotives, so they were loaned to the \’Big Four\’ railway companies. After June 1944, \’Austerity\’ locomotives were shipped out to France. Eventually British Rail had 733 of these locomotives.

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