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Monday, August 16, 2010

Locomotives and Railway Stations

Republic of Belarus will issue two stamps from the series “Locomotives and railway stations”. The two stamps features the railway station “Vilenski” in Minsk and the railway station in Mogilyov.

A passenger locomotive S class was designed at the beginning of the 20-th century at the Sormovskiy plant in Nizhniy Novgorod under the supervision of the engineer B. S. Malakhovskiy. Designation “S” means “Sormovskiy plant”. In all they manufactured 678 locomotives S class. They were in service in the Russian empire and then in the USSR till the middle of 1960-ies.

A goods locomotive Sch class was manufactured at the beginning of the 20-th century. 1910 locomotives of this class were manufactured. In 1912 they got the designation of “Sch” class according to the name of their main designer professor N. L. Schukin. Locomotives Sch class were in use on intensely as well as rarely operated lines till the beginning of 1950-ies.

Title: Locomotives and Railway Stations
Date of Issue: 9 August 2010
Country: Belarus
Denominations: 1000 BYR