Classic Locomotives of Scotland: Heavy haulage in the Highlands

The second miniature sheet in Royal Mail’s railway tour of the UK will be released on March 8.

Classic Locomotives of Scotland features four different types of engine, two in colour photographs and two in black and white, with a background image of LNER Class K2 2-6-0 crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Highlands in 1947.

The sheet was designed by Delaney, and printed in litho by Cartor.


The series is purely designed to appeal to thematic collectors

A striking backdrop gives way to historic but rather functional images

This very much depends on how nostalgic you are about the age of steam

1st class BR D34 No62471 & No62496
The LNER/BR class D34 locos Glen Falloch and Glen Loy were built by the North British Railway at Cowlairs in 1920-21, to the design of W P Reid. They are shown at Ardlui, on the West Highland Line  in May 1959.

68p BR D40 No62276
The former Great North of Scotland Railway and LNER/BR class D40 Andrew Bain, built in 1921 by the North British Locomotive Co to the design of T E Heywood, was photographed in July 1950.

£1 Andrew Barclay No807
Andrew Barclay, Sons & Co of Kilmarnock manufactured industrial locomotives. Bon Accord, built in 1897, belonged to the Aberdeen Gas Works, and is seen working along Miller Street in June 1962.

£1.10 BR 4P No54767
Designed by Christopher Cumming and built by Hawthorn Leslie, the LMS and BR class 4P locos were among the last to remain in service on the Highland Railway. Clan Mackinnon is seen at Kyle of Lochalsh, hauling a fish train.


Miniature sheet    £3.24
Presentation pack    £3.75
Stamp cards    £2.25
First day cover    £4.36
TOTAL     £13.60