Gabon 2000 Locomotives - Les Grands Chemins-de-Fer du Monde

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  • Issue date: 10th December 2000
  • Designed by: Ernest Nisbet (llustrations)
  • Printed by: Cartor SA, France
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 28½mm x width 42½mm
  • Perforations: 13.3 x 13.5 (horiz designs) or 13.5 x 13.3

Les Grands Chemins-de Fer du Monde[edit]

  • Note. A set of eight single stamps and six different sheetlets of eight are reported.
  • At present only two of the sheetlets are detailed, as the others have not been seen

sheet stamps[edit]

  • sold in two separate sets of four designs


100f - German type 201 locomotive
225f - German type 225 locomotive
225f - German ICT tilting train
260f - German ICE high speed
260f - French National Railways Electronique BB9004, 2005
260f - French National Railways Class 232U 4-8-2 locomotive, 1949
500f - French National Railways Class 241C 482 Mountain locomotive, 1930
500f - German Federal Railways Europe Express, 1957

sheetlets of six[edit]


(A) 125f ~ Royal Prussian Railways type P8 4-6-0, 1906; 125f Bavarian Railways type S3/6, 1908; 125f ~ DRB German Federal Railways type 01 4-6-2, 1953; 500f ~ Austrian Federal Railways electric Krocodil, 1923;500f ~ Swiss electric type Be 4/6, 1920; 500f ~ Swiss Federal Railways electric type Ae 6/6, 1954


(B) 125f ~ Great Northern Railway (GNR, UK) Stirling 8fr Single No 1, 1870; 125f ~ London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, UK) Gresley Pacific type Flying Scotsman, 1928; 125f London Midland Scottish Railway (LMS, UK) Stanier Coronation type 4-6-2 Coronation Scot, 1937; 500f ~ Western & Atlantic RR (USA) Baldwin 4-4-0 The General, 1862; 500f ~New York Central RR (USA) Class J1 Hudson 4-8-4, 1927; 500f ~ Santa Fe Railroad diesel electric Super Chief, c1950

sheetlet of six
sheetlet of six

miniature sheets[edit]


miniature sheet 1500f London & North Eastern Railway Gresley Pacific Class A4 4-6-2 Silver Link, 1935
miniature sheet 1500f Norfolk & Western Rilway J Class 4-8-4 locomotive (USA), 1941

MS 1500f a
MS 1500f b