Commemorative 49 75th Anniversary of Railway Service Commemorative Issue (1956)

Stamp SN B049
Stamp Name Commemorative 49 75th Anniversary of Railway Service Commemorative Issue (1956)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Railway, Organizations
Issue date 1956-06-09
Suspersion date 民國50年12月16日
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 33.5 x 26
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Liao Wei-lin
Photographer
Engraver Pao Liang-yu
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10<br>
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper 63-lb watermarked superior stamp printing paper<br>
Back Gumless
Perforation 12

Description

The Tangshan-Sukochwang section of the Peiping-Liaoning railway covering a distance of 18 li was the first railway built in our country for transport of coal in Hopeh province. It was constructed in 1881 and completed its seventy-fifth year of service on June 9, 1956.

  To commemorate this occasion, a set of commemorative stamps was issued with the picture of the earliest locomotive No. zero (running between Tangshan and Sukochwang) as the central design and the latest locomotive (now used on the main trunk line in Taiwan) as the background to serve as an illustration of the improvement made during the past seventy-five years.