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Centenary celebrations of the Indian Railways

Heritage Directorate, Indian Railways

Heritage Directorate, Indian Railways

The locomotive featured on the stamp issued on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the Indian Railways on 16th April 1953 is a WP/P manufactured by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia. It was one of the 16 prototypes imported from USA before regular production started in India. One of these locos (WP/P 7200) still survives and hauls steam trains on special occasions. A WP No. 7656 is exhibited at the Zonal Training Centre, Jhansi. The other locomotive on this stamp is the Fairy Queen.

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  • Title: Centenary celebrations of the Indian Railways
  • Exhibit-code: MSMS3
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