October 23rd, 2014

Belgian Post: The world of Belgian trains

FindYourStampsValue.com received information that Belgian Post released a special stamp dedicated to "The world of trains". The stamp depicts one of the oldest Belgian trains. The issue was put into circulation on the 6th of October.

Belgium is home to the first railway in continental Europe, but its steam trains were largely lost to history. Now the old locomotives that helped build Europe's Industrial Revolution are getting their own museum, which is to be opened in 2015.

This country built continental Europe's first railway line in 1835 and still boasts the world's densest rail network. Belgians ran the world's longest passenger train, which had 70 cars. This country the size of Maryland even has five vintage railways, run by enthusiasts.

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