Diesel Locomotives

Code: 866

Rumanian locomotive D11H

Belgian locomotive D18E

Russian locomotive D4H

Rumanian locomotive D11H

Australian locomotive D5H

American locomotive D9E

Czech locomotive D12E

The Department General of Posts and Telecommunications issues the stampset "Diesel Locomotives" introducing some locomotives which have been used for railway traffic in Vietnam. These locomotives were designed by Mr. Rudolf Diesel (a German inventor 1858-1913) in 1892 using inside-fired petrol-engine. They were made and used in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Russia, the United States and Rumania in the 20th century. Small sized, they are the suitable for narrow railway lines and the complicated terrain in Vietnam that the Vietnam Railway Union has exploited and operated effectively in order to develop the economy and to serve people's livelihood.

The stampset consists of 6 values and 1 block depicting the locomotives in operation in Vietnam.

Model 1:, with a face value of VND400: Belgian locomotive D18E

Model 2:, with a face value of VND400: Russian locomotive D4H

Model 3:, with a face value of VND800: Rumanian locomotive D11H

Model 4:, with a face value of VND2,000: Australian locomotive D5H

Model 5:, with a face value of VND6,000: American locomotive D9E

Model 6:, with a face value of VND7,000: Czech locomotive D12E

Model Block:, with a face value of VND13,000: Rumanian locomotive D11H

Date of issuance: Jun 5, 2001
Designer: Mr. Do Lenh Tuan (COTEVINA)
Stamp size: 46 x 31 (mm)
Block size: 90 x 60 (mm)
Perforation: 13
Sheet composition: 25 stamps
FDC (3 envelope) size : 180 x 110 (mm)
Printer: Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (Ho Chi Minh City)
Printing process: offset
Color: multi-colored
Paper: paper (both gummed and ungummed)

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