Complete Set of 2 nos of postage stamps on the Japanese Steam Locomotives (4th Issue) :
Issued by Japan
Issued on May 15, 1975
Issued for : As the 4th in the Steam Locomotive Series 2 kinds of 20 yen postage stamps (se-tenant) have been issued depicting the S.L.’s “Class 9600” and “Class C51” respectively.
Colour : Multicolour
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Denomination : 20 Yen each
Stamp Size : 25 x 35.5 mm
Stamps Printed : 56,000,000
- S.L. “Class 9600” was the representative freight train steam locomotive of Japanese manufacture in the era of Taisho (1912-1926). The 784 locomotives of this class were produced during the period from 1913 to 1940. Diminutively called “Kyuroku” (96), it ran all over Japan except Shikoku Province.
- The engine weighed 60.35 tons and the tender 34.50 tons.
- S.L. C51 was called “18900 type” at the time of its debut. The locomotive of this class was manufactured to the number of 289 during the period from 1919 to 1928. Diminutively called “C goichi” (C51), it ran all over Japan tugging the passenger trains such as the limited express “Tsubame” (sparrow).
- The engine weighed 67.75 tons and the tender 44.20 tons.