Srilanka:Special Stamps on Viceroy Special Train

The Philatelic Bureau of the Post and Telecommunication Ministry of Srilanka has issued five stamps including the longest ever stamp on 2nd Feb.2011 to mark 25 years of service of the Viceroy luxury coal powered steam train.The 123mm long and 30mm wide stamp was issued at the Rambukkana Railway station under the patronage of Post and Telecommunication Minister Jeewan Kumaratunga and Transport Minister Kumara Welgama. The Viceroy Special is the only coal powered steam locomotive still in operation with two air-conditioned compartments including 64 plush reclining seats and adjustable tables. The train has been utilised as a tourist attraction to offer visitors an enthralling experience of passenger transportation of the yester years, Transport Minister Welgama said.

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One Response to Srilanka:Special Stamps on Viceroy Special Train

  1. Aranya Dutta Choudhury says:

    This is longest ever stamp of Sri Lanka. But certainly in no way the longest ever stamp in the world

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