Classic Locomotives of Wales

The Classic Locomotives series pays tribute to the ‘workhorses’ of the railways,
many of which had working lives of several decades before diesel and electric
technology completely took over in the 1960s.

The earliest railways in Wales were built for commercial and industrial purposes
and served collieries and smelting works. Classic Locomotives of Wales features
steam locomotives used not just on the public railway network but also in many
industrial settings, the main one being the transportation of coal from the steep
narrow valleys to ports such as Cardiff and Barry.

Values do not have currency symbols (1st as Af) as this is a Welsh issue.

2014 (February 20 2014)

Designed by Delaney Design Consultants
Size 41mm (h) x 30mm (v)
Printed by International Security Printers
Print Process Lithography
Perforations 14.5 x 14
Phosphor All Over


Classic Locomotives of Wales 1st Stamp (2014) LMS No. 7720

LMS No. 7720

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LMS 7720 leaves the Britannia Bridge with a Bangor-to-Holyhead local train c.1930.

Classic Locomotives of Wales 78p Stamp (2014) Hunslet No. 589 Blanche

Hunslet No. 589 Blanche

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Blanche rounds the curve off ‘The Cob’, passing Pen Cob Halt on the Ffestiniog Railway, 1964.

Classic Locomotives of Wales 88p Stamp (2014) W&LLR No. 882 The Earl

W&LLR No. 882 The Earl

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The Earl waits on Union Street, Welshpool, while a car is moved from the line.

Classic Locomotives of Wales £1.28 Stamp (2014) BR 5600 No. 5652

BR 5600 No. 5652

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BR 5600 No. 5652 heads a coal train at Cwmbargoed, Merthyr Tydfil, 1959.

Presentation Pack

Pack 495

Presentation Pack Cover

First Day Cover

First Day Cover Insert

Miniature Sheet

Phosphor All Over
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Size 177mm (h) x 74mm (v)

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