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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Day of the Stamp

On Thursday I bought the new German stamps.

One was this:

175 years Saxonia (Day of the Stamp) (issued 05-09-2013)

The Saxonia was the first working locomotive built in Germany. The Saxonia was built by the German engineer Johann Andreas Schubert (1808-1870) as England was the only country constructing locomotives.
The locomotive had a power of 54 PS and a limit speed of 50 km/h. She drove between Dresden and Leipzig. What happened to the Saxonia after 1843 is not clear.
In 1989 East Germany built a working reproduction which is now in the Dresden Transport Museum.

1 comment:

  1. I like steam trains, something romantic about travelling by one...