(Beyer-)Garratt Locomotives on Stamps (issues to 2010)

Rhodesia Stamps - Garratt Locomotive Botswana Stamps - Garratt Locomotive Sierra Leone stamps - South African Beyer-Garratt

This article is devoted to stamps portraying Garratt locomotives of the world, including those on local stamps, where known to us. Beyer-Peacock, the company which acquired the Garratt patent, built around 1000 Beyer-Garratts, but a number of Garratts were also constructed by other companies under licence in various countries, including the UK, Belgium, France and Germany. For more non-philatelic background information, we recommend the excellent Wikipedia article on Garratts which may be found here (opens in new tab).

We do not usually produce thematic articles of this nature, since the time required, for example to identify classes of locomotive, far exceeds that required simply to list the stamps. Producing this article has revealed a disturbingly large number of casually, frequently wrongly, described stamps, most noticeably when the stamps are the work of an authorised agent, rather than a postal administration which might, one hopes, have a greater desire to avoid some of the embarrassing inaccuracies we have encountered.

It seems highly likely that there will be some omissions in such a work and we would appreciate hearing about them, bearing in mind please that this article only covers stamps up to, and including, 2010. The most difficult part of this article, by far, has been trying to assign the Class to many of the locomotives shown here. We imagine there will be several mistakes in this aspect of the article, which can be made even more difficult by the fact that locomotives, when sold to another country, are usually assigned a new Class. We would like to correct any errors, so please do send us an email to help improve the article for everyone.

So-called 'Abusive', perhaps better described as 'Undesirable', stamp issues :
Many national post offices, and postal agencies working on their behalf, have been responsible for producing stamps which are open to criticism both for the nature of their issuing policies and for their excessive output. The 1976 FIP Congress held in Philadelphia fashioned an appeal to postal administrations urging restraint and they put forward criteria for what, in their opinion, could be described as 'undesirable' issues. Whilst we applaud the philosophy and good intent behind the initiative, it remains the case that stamps which fall into the 'undesirable' categories are nevertheless valid for postage and we note that some catalogues seem more inclined to place stamps in the 'undesirable' category when they emanate from Third World countries. We include all postally valid issues in this article, even those where, due to distribution policies, the opportunity for the public to employ them on mail in their country of issue is rather more notional than real.
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Illegal Stamps :
In recent decades, there have been a number of issues produced privately and fraudulently, intentionally seeking through their appearance and inscriptions to resemble the issues of a sovereign country, including the presence of a face value. These stamps breach international law and are designed principally to defraud stamp collectors. However, by their presence on the market, they also damage the reputation of the stamps of the country from which they purport to have been come.

We would have preferred not to illustrate illegal stamps in this article at all, but ignoring something does not make it go away. Not to list them would simply leave a collector wondering whether we had not listed them due to omission or due to their fraudulent nature. We know that some collectors choose to have them in their collection despite their status, but we do not in any way commend them to you. End of passage on Illegal Stamps.
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Summary with regard to a stamp's status.
It is often by no means easy to establish a stamp's authenticity without considerable time and effort, this becoming increasingly difficult the more recent the issue. Some catalogues are very slow to list the genuine stamps of certain countries, perhaps out of concern that they may inadvertently list illegal issues, illustrating how difficult it can be, even for those whose lives are centred around philately, to establish the authenticity of issues in some cases.

Another unhelpful feature of some catalogues is that they sometimes list 'undesirable' issues in a minimalist manner, perhaps just a simple text listing, often making it impossible to identify whether a stamp is included somewhere in that listing. This unfortunately makes it even harder when trying to distinguish the 'undesirable but authentic' from the highly damaging 'illegal'. As mentioned above, our listing does not seek to distinguish the so-called 'undesirable' issues from the 'untainted', but it does identify and, by colour coding, seek to provide protection against inadvertently purchasing illegal stamp issues.

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Some classes of Garratt require notes about their Class designation. Rather than a constant repetition of a footnote for those that turn up quite frequently, we are prefacing the listing with the following observations on selected groups:

Algerian Railways Garratts : There is an excellent online article on these interesting locomotives, which may be accessed here (opens in a new tab)

Kenya-Uganda Railway (KUR) Class EC3 : These 4-8-4+4-8-4 Garratts were later re-classified as East African Railways (EAR) Class 57 (if coal-fired) or Class 58 (if oil-fired). The twelve members of the class were built by Beyer, Peacock & Co. in Manchester, England, and were numbered 77-88 in KUR stock, but re-numbered 5701-5712 when absorbed into EAR stock. For the history of the strategically important (and costly) Kenya-Uganda Railway and the creation of the East African Railways in 1948 as a result of its amalgamation with the railways of what was then the Tanganyika Territory (now Tanzania), there is Wikipedia as well as several other interesting online sources.

South Africa Classes GMA & GMAM. All locomotives of South Africa which we describe as GMA/M could be, and were, altered frequently between Classes GMA and GMAM by the simple expedient of placing baffles in the tenders and bunkers to decrease the overall weight of the locomotive for branch-line working (GMA), or removing the baffles to adapt the locomotives to mainline working (Class GMAM in that configuration).
Note: SAR can be the abbreviation on stamps both for South African Railways and South Australian Railways. We have always used 'South Australian Railways' in full in this article, with any SAR abbreviation reserved for South African Railways.

Other notes of interest have been added just the once in the text, despite usually being applicable to all the listings of that Class of locomotive.

Listings of Imperforate Stamps and Epreuves de Luxe:
Most modern issues are found imperforate, probably including many of those that we may not have expressly listed below. Many former French Colonies tend to issue épreuves de luxe, the ones with a white border surround, with most of their issues. We have shown and listed some but others will be found. This listing is primarily for the locomotives themselves, with imperfs, proofs and similar material mentioned where we have seen them, but we have not researched all the different ancilliary productions for each design.

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SECTION 1 : ALPHABETICAL LISTING BY COUNTRY OF STAMP ISSUE.
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Angola 1970 : Dec. 1st : Centenary of Angolan Stamps.

Garratt of the Caminho de Ferro de Benguela (CFB), Benguela Railway.

Benguela Railway Class 10C : 4e50 (one of a set/3, issued in normal sheets). Locomotive #331 [ . ]

Angola Stamps Benguela Railway Garratt

Benguela Railway Class 10C : 4e50 in a miniature sheet (containing the 3 set values) [ . ]

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Angola 1980 : June 15th : Overprint on Centenary of Angolan Stamps issue.
Angola Stamps Benguela Railway Class 10C Garratt articulated steam steam engine

Benguela Railway Class 10C : 4e50 optd (THIN bar) & REPUBLICA POPULAR / DE : Locomotive #331 [ . ]
Benguela Railway Class 10C : 4e50 optd (THICK bar) & REPUBLICA POPULAR / DE : Locomotive #331 [ . ]

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Angola 1990 : Mar. 1st : Locomotives.
Angola Stamps Luanda Railway Class 500 550 Garratt
Caminhos de Ferro de Luanda (CFL), Luanda Railway.

Luanda Rly Class 500 or 550 ?? : 12k pair (two of a set/4) [ . ]

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Angola 1997 : May 29th : 'Comboios de Angola'.
1997 Angola Stamps - Railways Angola Stamps ex-Luanda Railway Garratt

Ex-Luanda Railway Class 500 or 550 : 250,000 Kzr (from a set/13 issued in 3 sheetlets). [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet/3 [ . ]

Caminho de Ferro Angola (Angola Railways) - CFA : We have seen examples (images) of #503 and #505 of this class, carrying CFA lettering, apparently therefore not re-numbered when taken into national railway stock, but we have been unable to discover whether they were allocated a new Class designation by the CFA.

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Antigua 1995 : Oct. 23rd : 'Trains of the World'.
Antigua Stamps - EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt Antigua Stamps - East African Railways Governor Class 60 Garratt
The stamp is inscribed 'South African Steam' but shows an East African Railways locomotive.

EAR 'Governor' Class 60 : $ 1.20 (from a sheetlet/9) [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet/9 [ . ]

The locomotive is casually drawn, but overall appears closer to a Class 60 than a Class 59. All the Class 60 carried nameplates of former colonial Governors; these were removed shortly after independence.

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Argentina 1997 : Sept. 9th : 'Trains'.
Argentina stamps : FFCC Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino, Tierra del Fuego Garratt locomotive
A modern-build Garratt for 500mm gauge.

Class not known : 50c + 50c (from a set/4) FFCC Austral Fueguino, Tierra del Fuego. Locomotive : FAF #2[ . ]

The Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino (in English, the Southern Fuegian Railway) is a 500 mm-gauge line, also known as the 'Train of the End of the World', reflecting Tierra del Fuego's extreme southern latitude on the South American continent. We are not aware whether the locomotives on this railway have been assigned Classes.

Click here for (English language page) of the Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino website (opens in a new tab).

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Australia - Railway Letter Stamps (locals) : Thirlmere Railway

The Australian Class AD60 Garratts were acquired by the New South Wales Government Railways (NSWGR).

1992 : Sheetlet/4 with 4 Garratts.
Australia Stamps Thirlmere Railway Garratt ex NSWGR Class AD60
1992 : Sheetlet/4 with 4 Garratts.
Thirlmere Railway ex. New South Wales Government Railways Beyer-Garratt Class AD60 Australian Stamps Thirlmere Railway Garratt Class AD60
Above: Top Left and Top Right stamps . . . . Below: Bottom Left and Bottom Right stamps
Australian Stamps Thirlmere Railway Garratt ex NSWGR Class AD60 Locomotora Garratt Australia Timbres Ferroviaires Thirlmere Railway Garratt ex NSWGR Class AD60
Issued only in Sheetlets/4 :
NSWGR Class AD60 : $1.50 #6042 [ . ]
NSWGR Class AD60 : $1.50 incorrectly described as #3801 which is not a Garratt [ . ]
NSWGR Class AD60 (x2) : $1.50 # [ . ]
NSWGR Class AD60 (x2) : $1.50 # [ . ]

NSWGR Class AD60 (x2) : $1.50 x 4 : Sheetlet with the 4 stamps above [ . ]

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Australia Stamps Thirlmere Railway Garratt ex NSWGR Class AD60 Taipei Stamp Exhibition 1993 Australia Stamps Thirlmere Railway Garratt ex NSWGR Class AD60 Beijing Stamp Exhibition 1995

NSWGR Class AD60 (all) : 1993 : 1992 sheetlet/4 overprinted at foot for Taipei Stamp Exhibition [ . ]

NSWGR Class AD60 (all) : 1995 : 1992 sheetlet/4 overprinted at foot for Beijing Stamp Exhibition [ . ]

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1995 Sheetlet/4 with 1 Garratt : (local railway letter stamps)
Australia Stamps Local Railway Letter Stamps Thirlmere Railway Garratt ex NSWGR Class AD60 Australia Stamps RLS Thirlmere Railway Beyer-GarrattClass AD60

Issued only in Sheetlets/4 :
NSWGR Class AD60 : $1.80 #6042 [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet/4 [ . ]

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1996 Sheetlet/4 with 2 Garratts : (local railway letter stamps)
Australia Stamps Thirlmere Railway Garratt ex NSWGR Class AD60
Australia Briefmarken Beyer-Garratt Dampflok Thirlmere Railway Garratt ex NSWGR Class AD60 Australia Philately Thirlmere Railway Garratt ex NSWGR Class AD60

Issued only in Sheetlets/4 :
NSWGR Class AD60 : $1.80 #6042 [ . ]
NSWGR Class AD60 : $1.80 #6029 [ . ]
- ditto - in their sheetlet/4 [ . ]

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Barbuda 1997 : May 30th : 'Trains of the World'. Stamps of Antigua overprinted 'BARBUDA MAIL'
Antigua Stamps optd BARBUDA MAIL - EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt Barbuda Stamps - East African Railways Governor Class 60 Garratt
The stamp again is inscribed 'South African Steam' but shows an East African Railways locomotive. These overprinted stamps appeared more than 18 months after the original Antigua issue.

EAR 'Governor' Class 60 : $ 1.20 (from a sheetlet/9) [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet/9 [ . ]

The locomotive is casually drawn, but overall appears closer to a Class 60 than a Class 59.

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Benin c.1997. ILLEGAL STAMPS
Benin Illegal Stamps Trains Garratt LMS Class 4P Benin Illegal Stamps Beyer-Garratt LMS Class 4P

UK : London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Class 4P : 450f (from a sheetlet/6) : ILLEGAL STAMP
- ditto - in its sheetlet/6 : ILLEGAL STAMPS

See introduction for information about Illegal Stamps.

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Bhutan 1999 : July 21st : 'Trains of the World'.
Bhutan Trains Railways Rhodesia Railways Class 15A Garratt
Bhoutan Chemins de Fer Trains Rhodesia Railways Class 15A Garratt

Rhodesia Railways Class 15A : 10 Nu (from a sheetlet/12) - Locomotive #400 [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet/12 [ . ]

The Garratt stamp is inscribed Bayer-Garratts South Africa circa 1954.

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Bolivia 1986 : Sept. 25th : Construction of Uncia-Antofagasta Railway.
Bolivia Stamps Construction of Uncia-Antofagasta Railway Garratt Locomotive Bolivia Briefmarken Francobolli Construction of Uncia-Antofagasta Railway Garratt Locomotive Train

Class ? : $b 1,000,000 (one of a set/2 m/s) [ . ]
Given the mention Beyer-Peacock in the description, this would appear to be an attempt at a representation of a Garratt. The Wikipedia entry for Bolivia reads simply: 'Three meter gauge 4-8-2+2-8-4 were delivered to the Antofagasta and Bolivia Railway in 1929, followed by six more in 1950'.

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Botswana 1997 : July 12th : Botswana Railway Centenary.
Botswana Railway Centenary 1997 Stamps Rhodesian Garratt locomotive

Rhodesia Rlys 15th Class : P.1.00 (one of a set/6) Locomotive #352 [ . ]

Locomotive #352 (which at first ran as #273) has been preserved and is one of the original batch of four 15th Class Garratts, introduced in 1940. In terms of relevance to Botswana, we note the observation in Wikipedia, that 'Garratts operated on 3ft 6in (1,067 mm) gauge through trains from South Africa to Rhodesia'. .

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Burundi c.1997. We believe these to be ILLEGAL STAMPS, specific mention to this issue, however, not unearthed.
Burundi Illegal Stamps Trains South African Railways Garratt Class GMA/M Burundi Illegal Stamps Trains South African Railways Beyer-Garratt Class GMAM articulated steam locomotive

South African Rlys Class GMA/M : 300f (from a sheetlet/4) : presumed ILLEGAL STAMP
- ditto - in its sheetlet/4 : presumed ILLEGAL STAMPS

See introduction for information about Illegal Stamps.

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Central African Republic 1982 : Feb. 27th : Means of Transport.
Central African Republic train stamps 1982 Transport EAR Class 59 Garratt Central African Republic train stamps 1982 Transport EAR Class 59 Garratt Kleinbogen

EAR Class 59 : 10 Fr from normal sheets (one of a set/6) Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

EAR Class 59 : 10 Fr Deluxe Sheetlet (one of a set/6 deluxe sheetlets) Perf [ . ]

The stamp above is inscribed : 'Beyer-Garrat 1 Chemins de Fer Est-Africains'. We do not understand the figure '1' in this context. Garratt is mis-spelt. We have no evidence that the deluxe sheetlet exists imperforate.

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Central African Republic 1986 : Dec. 31st : 150th Anniversary of German Railways.

Central African Republic train stamps 1985 150 Years of German Railways Garratt Central African Republic train stamps 1985 150 Years of German Railways Garratt Class EC3

Kenya Uganda Rly Class EC3 (later EAR Class 57) : 300 Fr. from normal sheets (one of a set/5) Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

Kenya Uganda Rly Class EC3 (later EAR Class 57) : 300 Fr. in deluxe sheetlet (from a set/5 sheetlets). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf. [ . ]

The stamp is inscribed simply 'Locomotive Beyer-Garratt'. The locomotive is displayed in Black livery favoured by the Kenya Uganda railway, rather than the EAR livery of Red.
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Central African Republic train stamps 1985 150 Years of German Railways Garratt Class 59 Central African Republic train stamps 1985 150 Years of German Railways Garratt Kleinbogen EAR Class 59

EAR Class 59 : 400 Fr. in sheet margin of deluxe sheetlet (from a set/5 sheetlets). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf. [ . ]

The sheet margin of the 400Fr sheetlets are inscribed 'Loco Bayer-Garratt No 5934', Beyer mis-spelt.

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Central African Republic 1989 : April 10th : Means of Transport.

Central African Republic train stamps 1985 150 Years of German Railways Garratt KUR EC3 & EAR Class 59 Zentral Afrikanische Republic Eisenbahn Briefmarken 1985 150 Years of German Railways Garratt

Classes KUR EC3; EAR 59 : 450 Fr deluxe sheetlet, Both Garratts in sheet margin (one of a set/5 sheetlets) Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

Details on Classes of Garratt in the sheetlet border:
Left Scan: Kenya Uganda Rly Class EC3 (later EAR Class 57) : KUR #87 (EAR #5711) Karamoja, now in Nairobi Rly Museum

Right-hand scan : East African Rlys (EAR) Class 59

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Central African Republic 1999 : March 11th : Locomotives.
Zentral Afrikanische Republic Eisenbahn Briefmarken 1989 Rhodesia Railways Class 14A Garratt Zentral Afrikanische Republic Eisenbahn Briefmarken 1989 Locomotives

Rhodesia Rlys Class 14A : 260 Fr. (one value in a sheetlet/9). Locomotive #516. Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet/9. [ . ]

The full set is made up two sheetlets/9 (18 stamps). The stamp is inscribed (in French) Old locomotive of the Rhodesia Railways, Class 14A 2-6-2 + 2-6-2, Garratt #516

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Chad 1996 : Mi. 1354/55 : Red Cross issue : Locomotive.
Chad Tschad Tchad Red Cross Stamps Garratt Steam Locomotive Chad Railways KUR Class EC3 Tschad Tchad Red Cross Stamps Garratt Steam Locomotive
Chad Tschad Tchad Red Cross Stamps Garratt Dampflok Chad Tschad Tchad Red Cross Stamps Garratt Train
Chad Tschad Tchad Red Cross Stamps Garratt Steam Locomotive later EAR Class 58 Chad Tschad Tchad Red Cross Stamps Garratt Steam Locomotive KUR Class EC3 (later EAR Class 58)

KUR Class EC3 (later EAR Class 58) : 350 Fr. Red Cross Garratt. Perf (se-tenant with 100 Fr. Aircraft) - from normal sheets [ . ]

KUR Class EC3 (later EAR Class 58) : 350 Fr. (se-tenant with 100 Fr. aircraft) - Sheetlet/2. Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf. [ . ]

Note : The vignette of Henri Dunant is perforated on stamps from normal sheets, but imperforate on the sheetlets/2.

Proofs
KUR Class EC3 (later EAR Class 58) : 350 Fr. (with 100Fr.) from normal sheets, Perf. Punched ANNULE (Affixed to card) [ . ]
KUR Class EC3 (later EAR Class 58) : 350 Fr. (with 100Fr.) Sheetlet/2, Perf. Punched ANNULE (Affixed to card) [ . ]
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Chad 1998 : Feb. 5th : Nobel Prize Winners.
Chad Tschad Tchad Briefmarken Stamps Timbres Johannes van der Waals & Steam Train Chad Tschad Tchad Briefmarken Railway Stamps Johannes van der Waals & Locomotive
The sheetlet is inscribed 'Locomotive à Vapeur Beyer-Garrat', Garratt mis-spelt.

Chad Tschad Tchad Briefmarken Stamps Timbres Johannes van der Waals & Steam Train PROOF Epreuve Chad Tschad Tchad Briefmarken Stamps Timbres Johannes van der Waals & Train ANNULE

Johannes van der Waals, the portrait on the stamp, won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for his work on molecular science. We are not aware of any connection between his life and railways.

Rhodesia Rlys 20th Class : 600 Fr., Beyer-Garratt in border of deluxe sheetlet (one of a set/9 sheetlets). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf. [ . ]

The Garratt portrayed in the margin appears to be a mirror image of the Ivory Coast 2005 350Fr. stamp.

Rhodesia Rlys 20th Class : 600 Fr. Perforated sheetlet punched ANNULE (Proof on card) [ . ]

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Chad 2004 : April 13th : Famous People.
Chad Tschad Tchad Briefmarken Stamps Timbres  Garratt Locomotive SAR/SAS NGG16, later Welsh Highland Railway
Chad Stamps Garratt Locomotive South African Railways baby Garratt NGG16, later Welsh Highland Railway Garratt

This is a strangely-inscribed sheetlet. In the top margin is the inscription 'Locomotive Garrat (swatziland)' containing three errors, Garrat for Garratt, small 's' for Swaziland and a letter 't' added into Swaziland. Furthermore, there are no Garratts among the locomotives in this section of the border.

At the foot, the sheet is inscribed 'Locomotive Garrat SAR' (for South African Railways) but the Garratt shown carries the initials of the Welsh Highland Railway (WHR).

SAR Class NG G16 in WHR livery : 500 Fr., deluxe s/s, Hoffmann, Beyer-Garratt in border (one of a set/12 sheetlets). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf deluxe sheetlet [ . ]

The SAR NG G16 Class 2-foot (610mm) gauge locomotives acquired by the WHR are re-gauged to that of the WHR, 1 ft 11½ in (597 mm).

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Congo (Democratic Republic) 2001 : Jan. 15th : Locomotives of the World.
Congo Democratic Republic Train Stamps 2001 Congo Democratic Republic Train Stamps Detail of Beyer-Garratt Rhodesia Railways

Rhodesia Rlys 14th Class (tbc) : 4.50C (single from a sheetlet/6, set comprised of 4 sheetlets/6) [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet/6 [ . ]

There were sixteen 14th Class and eighteen Class 14A built for Rhodesia Railways. We do not know whether any survived into service with Zimbabwe Railways. Six of the first batch of 14th Class locomotives were sold to the Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique.

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Congo (Democratic Republic) 2001 : Jan. 15th : World Railways.
Congo Democratic Republic Train Stamps Beyer-Garratt EAR Class 59
East African Railways Class 59 Beyer-Garratt Congo Democratic Republic Train Stamps

EAR Class 59 : 5 FC. (single from a sheetlet/8) [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet/8 [ . ]

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Congo (Democratic Republic) 2002 : Nov.25th : Nobel Prize Winners.
Welsh Highland Railway Garratt, Congo Democratic Republic Train Stamps South Africa Class NGG16 Congo Democratic Republic Train Stamps

Ex South African Rlys Class NGG16 : 300FC Bridgman : SAR/SAS #138/WHR #138 (from normal sheets, one of a set/22). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

The locomotive is in livery of the Welsh Highland Railway, who acquired it in 1994. It entered WHR service in 1997.

Ex S. African Rlys Class NGG16 : 300FC Bridgman as above in a sheetlet/2 (alongside 300FC Kenichi Fukui). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

Deluxe Sheetlets:
WHR ex SAR/SAS Garratt Congo Brazzaville Train Stamps
South Australian Railways Class 400 Garratt #401 Congo Democratic Republic Train Stamps Garratt Class BG of Queensland Railways, Congo Democratic Republic Train Stamps South African Garratt Class GMA/M, Congo Democratic Republic Railway Stamps

Ex S. African Rlys Class NGG16 : 300FC Bridgman : WHR Garratt in a sheetlet/1 (from a set of 22 sheetlets). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperforate sheetlet/1 [ . ]

Additional Classes of Garratt in sheetlet border:
South Australian Rlys Class 400, #401

Queensland Railways Class BG.

SAR/SAS Class GMA/M, #4073, sold to Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Company (REGM).

The GMA/M entered service with South African Railways in 1954 and several were later sold to Randfontein Estates. Two more found their way to the Hotham Valley Railway in Western Australia. The photograph was taken by Gavin Hamilton and his description is: 'Randfontein Estates Gold Mine R17 - ex SAR Class GMAM 4073 (Henschel 28702/1953)'
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Congo Democratic Republic train stamps, South African Rlys Class 'GO' Garratt

South African Rlys Class 'GO' : 300 FC Fukui (Garratt in border) deluxe sheetlet (from set/22 deluxe sheetlets) [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf sheetlet [ . ]

The Class GO is very similar to, and based on, the Class GMA/M. Class GO was designed for use on light branch lines, on which even the GMA/M when configured for branch-line work was unsuitable. We have relied on the stamp inscriptions for identifying Class GO from the usual GMA/M.

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Congo (Democratic Republic)
2006 : Les Train Antiques.
Algerian Railways Beyer-Garratt Class 231-132 BT, Congo Democratic Republic Train Stamps, deluxe sheet
EAR Class 59 Garratt, Congo Brazzaville Railway Stamps, de luxe sheetlet Algerian Garratt 231-132 BT train stamp, Congo Democratic Republic

Algerian Rlys Class 231-132 BT 550 FC single (from a sheetlet/6) [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

EAR Class 59 550 FC single (from a sheetlet/6) [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

Alg.Rlys Class 231-132 BT & EAR Class 59 as above in their sheetlet/6 [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

Congo Brazzaville Stamps - Algerian Rlys Class 231-132 BT   Republique Democratique du Congo Timbres Ferroviaires, EAR Beyer-Garratt Class 59

Algerian Rlys Class 231-132 BT 550 FC in a deluxe sheetlet. Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

EAR Class 59 550 FC in a deluxe sheetlet. Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

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Djibouti 1981 : June 9th : Bicentenary of George Stephenson's Birth.
Djibouti Stamps - Railways - East African EAR Class 59 Beyer-Garratt Djibouti Stamps - Locomotives - KUR Class EC3 Garratt - later EAR Class 57 / 58

Djibouti Stamps - Railways - East African EAR Class 59 Beyer-Garratt

From a set of 3 Deluxe Sheets (Epreuves de Luxe) :
EAR Class 59 : 40F deluxe s/s, Perf. (Garratt in sheet border) [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

Kenya Uganda Rly Class EC3 (later EAR Class 57) : 55F deluxe s/s, Locomotive #87, Perf. (Garratt in sheet border) [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

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Djibouti 2010: ILLEGAL STAMPS
Illegal Stamps - Djibouti - New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 Illegal Stamps - Djibouti - New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 #6017

New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 : 200 Fr (from a sheetlet/9) #6017 : ILLEGAL STAMP
- ditto - in its sheetlet/9 : ILLEGAL STAMPS

See introduction for information about Illegal Stamps.

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Eritrea c. 2001 : ILLEGAL STAMPS
Illegal Stamps Eritrea Trains c.2001 Rhodesia Railways Class 14A double-header Illegal Stamps Eritrea Trains c.2001 Rhodesia Railways Class 14A double-header detail

Illegal Stamps Eritrea Trains c.2001 Rhodesia Railways Class 14A in sheet margin

Rhodesia Railways Class 14A (x2, double-headed train) : Nfa 3 (from a sheetlet/9) : ILLEGAL STAMP
- ditto - in its sheetlet/9 : ILLEGAL STAMPS

See introduction for information about Illegal Stamps.

Additional Garratt in sheetlet border:
Rhodesia Railways Class 14A

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France 2001 : June 30th : History of Railways.
France 2001 Transport EAR Class 59 Beyer-Garratt France 2001 Transport EAR Class 59 Beyer-Garratt

France 2001 Transport EAR Class 59 Beyer-Garratt Epreuve d'Artiste Signée, Signed Artist's Proof France 2001 Transport EAR Class 59 Beyer-Garratt one-colour 'collectors' Proof

EAR Class 59 : 1Fr50 / Euros 0.23 (single from a sheetlet/10) [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet/10 [ . ]

Also scanned above are an artist-signed black proof and one of the single colour proofs produced for each stamp issue by La Poste, usually in quite large quantities for collectors.

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Gambia (The) 1989 : June 15th : African Locomotives.
Gambia Railways Class 14A Garratt, Stamps of the Gambia 1989

Rhodesia Railways Class 14A : 75b (one of a set/8) [ . ]

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Gambia (The) 2001 : July 31st : Locomotives of the World (First Series).
Gambia Train Stamps : Cape-Town to Victoria Falls Express; locomotive appears to be a New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 !

New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 : 25D (one of a set of 2 m/s) Cape Town-Victoria Falls Express (Mi.Bl.570) [ . ]
Despite the inscription of the stamp, we believe this to be an Australian locomotive.

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Gambia (The) 2004 : April 19th : Bicentenary of the Steam Locomotive.
Gambia train stamps 2004 - Bicentenary of the Steam Locomotive Gambia train stamps 2004 : 200th Anniversary of the Steam Locomotive EAR Class 59 Garratt

EAR Class 59 : D12 (one from a sheetlet/9 12D stamps) [ . ]
- ditto - The stamp in its sheetlet (the full set/27 comprises three sheetlets/9, all at D12) [ . ]

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Ghana 1992 : March 2nd : Railways in Ghana.
Gold Coast Railway / Ghana : Beyer-Garratt 2-8-2+2-8-2 locomotive 1992 issue, ex UK War Dept. WD Heavy 3ft6in Class

ex-UK War Department WD Heavy 3ft6in gauge Garratt: c.800 m/s : Gold Coast Railway #301, UK #4400/74400 [ . ]

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Great Britain 2000 : Feb. 1st : Millennium Projects (2nd Series).
Wales : Welsh Highland Railway South African NGG16 Garratt on GB stamp 2000 Millennium series

Ex South African Railways Class NGG16 (SAR #143): 26p Garratt #143 on the Welsh Highland Railway [ . ]

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Great Britain : Local Railway Letter Stamps

General Note on the South African Railways/Suid Afrikaanse Spoorweg (SAR/SAS) and Tasmanian Government Railways (TGR) Garratt locomotives acquired by the Welsh Highland Railway (WHR):
Both the SAR/SAS Class NGG16 and the TGR Class K1 locomotives were originally built to a 2-foot (610mm) gauge. When acquired by the WHR, they were re-gauged to that of the WHR, 1 ft 11½ in (597 mm).
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2000 : Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway Company : Issued only in Sheetlets/8 :
GB Stamps : Wales : Welsh Highland Railway South African Garratt Class NGG16 #138 GB Stamps : Wales : Welsh Highland Railway South African Garratt Class NGG16 #138 in sheetlet/8

Ex South African Railways Class NGG16 : 2000 : SAR/SAS #138/ WHR #138 in livery of the Welsh Highland Railway [ . ]
- ditto - In a sheetlet/8 [ . ]

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2003 : Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway Company : Issued only in Sheetlets/8 :
GB RLS Stamps : Wales : Welsh Highland Railway ex Tasmanian Railways first ever Garratt locomotive #K1 Stamps Ffestiniog / Welsh Highland Railway ex Tasmanian Railways first ever Garratt locomotive #K1 sheetlet/8

Ex-Tasmanian Government Railways Class K : 2003 : WHR #K1 in the livery of the Welsh Highland Railway [ . ]
- ditto - In a sheetlet/8 [ . ]

This locomotive was the first Garratt ever built - by Beyer-Peacock in Manchester in 1909.

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2009 : Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway Company : Issued only in Sheetlets/9 :
RLS : Wales : Welsh Highland Railway South African Garratt Class NGG16 #143 Welsh Highland Railway Letter Stamp South African Garratt Class NGG16 #143 sheetlet/9

Ex South African Railways Class NGG16 : 2009 : SAR/SAS #143/ WHR #143 in livery of the Welsh Highland Railway [ . ]
- ditto - In a sheetlet/9 [ . ]

This was the last Garratt built by Beyer-Peacock (1968), but Garratts to various gauges continued to be built after this date by other companies.

GB RLS Stamps on Cover : Ffestiniog / Welsh Highland Railway ex Tasmanian Railways first ever Garratt locomotive #K1
GB Railway Letter Stamps on cover must be accompanied by Royal Mail stamps at the full postage rate. A typical example of a modern RLS cover is shown above.

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Grenada 2004 : July 19th : Bicentenary of the Steam Locomotive.
Grenada Stamps 2004 200 Years of the Steam Locomotive sheetlet/9 Grenada Stamps 2004 200 Years of the Steam Locomotive Rhodesia Railways 20th Class or Class 20A Garratt locomotive

Rhodesia Railways 20th Class or Class 20A : $1 (one from a sheetlet/9 $1 stamps) [ . ]
- ditto - The stamp in its sheetlet (the full set/27 comprises three sheetlets/9, all at $1) [ . ]

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Guinea Republic 1984 : May 7th : Old Means of Transport.
Guinea Republic KUR Class EC3 Beyer-Garratt (later EAR Class 57/58) Guinea Republic Kenya Uganda Railway Class EC3 Beyer-Garratt (later EAR Class 57/58) Deluxe sheetlet
Locomotive in the livery of the Kenya Uganda Railway.

KUR Class EC3 (later EAR Class 58) : 15s from normal sheets (one from a set/6 stamps) Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

KUR Class EC3 (later EAR Class 58) : 15s in a deluxe sheetlet (one of a set of 6 sheetlets) Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

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Guinea Republic 1985 : Dec. 18th : 150th Anniversary of German Railways.
Guinea Republic Stamps 1985 : 150th Anniversary of German Railways Guinea Republic Stamps 1985 : 150th Anniversary of German Railways EAR Class 59 Garratt surcharged
Guinea Republic Stamps 1985 : 150th Anniversary of German Railways - detail of East African Railways Class 59 Beyer-Garratt

EAR Class 59 : 25s deluxe s/s, Garratt in border (one from a set/4 sheetlets) Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

Guinea Republic 1986 : Mar. 4th : Previous sheetlet surcharged :
EAR Class 59 : 50F / 25s deluxe s/s, Garratt in border (one from a set/4 sheetlets) Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

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Guinea Republic 2001 : May 16th : Locomotives of Guinea Railways.

This issue comprises a set/3 normal sheet stamps, all showing different aspects of the same diesel locomotive and a set/3 deluxe sheetlets for the set/3, each sheetlet showing different Garratts in the margins.

Locomotives of Guinea Railways 2001 200Fr Stamp Issue, Diesel Locomotives, Angola Class 10D Beyer-Garratt in sheet border Locomotives of Guinea Railways 2001 Stamp Issue Angola Class 10D Beyer-Garratt locomotive #365

Angola Class 10D : 200Fr deluxe s/s, Garratt in border [ . ]

Locomotives of Guinea Railways 2001 300Fr Stamp Issue, Diesel Locomotives, South Africa Class GO Beyer-Garratt in sheet border Locomotives of Guinea Railways 2001 300Fr Stamp Issue, Diesel Locomotives, South African Railways Class GO Garratt in sheet border

South Africa Class GO : 300Fr deluxe s/s, Garratt in border, Locomotive #2592 [ . ]

Locomotives of Guinea Railways 2001 750Fr Stamp Issue, Diesel Locomotives, three Garratts in sheet border Guinea Republic Stamps : Sheet border showing Garratt Locomotive KUR Class EC2

Guinea Republic Stamps : Sheet border showing Garratt Locomotive Rhodesia Railways 14th Class Guinea Republic Stamps : Sheet border showing Garratt Locomotive KUR Class EC3

KUR Class EC2, RR Class 14, KUR Class KC3 : 750Fr deluxe s/s, 3 Garratts in border [ . ]

Further details of the three Garratts depicted:
Kenya Uganda Class EC 2 in livery of the East African Railways, Locomotive #68
Rhodesia Railways Class 14
Kenya Uganda Class EC 3 in livery of the East African Railways, Locomotive #77
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Guinea Republic 2002 : Feb. 8th : African Railway Locomotives.

This set/26 is comprised of 8 single values from normal sheets (each at 750Fr) and three sheetlets/6 (6x200Fr, 6x300Fr & 6x750Fr). One of the single 750Fr stamps, two of the 300Fr stamps and two of the 750Fr sheetlet stamps show Garratts.

Guinea Republic Stamps : Garratt Locomotive Rhodesia Railways 15th Class or Class 15A

Rhodesia Rlys 15th Class or Class 15A : 750Fr (from the set/8 from normal sheets) [ . ]
The stamp is not well drawn and the locomotive is hard to identify, even down to its wheel arrangement. Our best guess at this is a Rhodesia Railways Class 15/15A , which has a 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 wheel arrangement, sharply in contrast to the stamp's description, which appears to be incorrect in every respect: Class, wheels, country and date.

300Fr Rhodesia Railways 20th Class Garratt Garratts from the 300Fr sheetlet :
Guinea Republic Stamps : 300Fr Rhodesia Railways 20th Class Garratt and EAR Class 59 Garratt in sheetlet/6

Guinea Republic Stamps : 300Fr Rhodesia Railways 20th Class Garratt 300Fr East African Railways  Class 59 Garratt

Rhodesia Rlys Class 20 ** : 300Fr from the sheetlet/6 [ . ]
** Inscribed as a South African Class 20, which were not Garratts. This stamp has several characteristics of a RR Class 20.

EAR Class 59 : 300Fr from the sheetlet/6 [ . ]

RR Class 20 & EAR Class 59 : 300Fr sheetlet/6 with both the above Garratts. [ . ]

Garratts from the 750Fr sheetlet :
Guinea Republic Postage Stamps Briefmarken 750Fr South African Railways Class GEA Garratt and GMA/M Garratt

Guinea Republic Postage Stamps Briefmarken 750Fr South African Railways Class GEA Garratt Guinea Republic Postage Stamps Briefmarken 750Fr South African Railways Class GMA/M Garratt

South Africa Class GEA : 750Fr from the sheetlet/6 [ . ]
South Africa Class GMA/M : 750Fr from the sheetlet/6 (EAR Cl.59) [ . ]

S. Africa Class GEA & GMA/M : 750Fr sheetlet/6 containing both the above. [ . ]

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Guinea Republic 2008 : October 20th : Inception of a pan-African railway network, 'Africarail 2008'.

AfricaRail is a project to link the railway systems of Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin and Togo.[1] [2] These are all 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3?8 in) gauge.
A future stage is proposed to link Mali, Senegal, which are also 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3?8 in) gauge, and Nigeria and Ghana which are not.

Guinea Republic 2008 miniature sheet with South African Railways Class GMA / GMAM Beyer-Garratt locomotive Guinea Republic 2008 miniature sheet with South African Railways Class GMA / GMAM Beyer-Garratt locomotive

South African Railways GMA Class Garratt : 25000 FG miniature sheet, locomotive #4088 (issued only in m/s format) [ . ]

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Guinea Republic 2008 : 160th Anniversary of Death of George Stephenson.

The three sheetlets from the 2002 set described above were surcharged in 2008, the 300Fr sheetlet in Black, the 200Fr and 750Fr sheetlets in Red. As before, the 300Fr and 750Fr sheetlets each contain two stamps with Garratts. The mention of George Stephenson appears only in the sheet borders (in the colour of the surcharges), not on the stamps themselves.

5000FG/300Fr Rhodesia Railways 20th Class Garratt and EAR Class 59 Garratt in sheetlet/6 Surcharged Sheetlet for 160th Anniversary of the Death of George Stephenson

5000FG/300Fr Rhodesia Railways 20th Class Garratt from sheetlet/6. Surcharged Sheetlet for 160th Anniversary of the Death of George Stephenson 5000FG/300Fr EAR Class 59 Garratt from sheetlet/6. Surcharged Sheetlet for 160th Anniversary of the Death of George Stephenson

Rhodesia Rlys Class 20 : 5000 FG / 300Fr from the sheetlet/6 [ . ]
EAR Class 59 : 5000 FG / 300Fr from the sheetlet/6 [ . ]

RR Class 20 & EAR Class 59 : 300Fr sheetlet/6 with both the above Garratts. [ . ]

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5000FG/750Fr South African Railways Class GEA Garratt and GMA/M Garratt in sheetlet/6. Surcharged Sheetlet for 160th Anniversary of the Death of George Stephenson

5000FG/750Fr South African Railways Class GEA Garratt from sheetlet/6. Surcharged Sheetlet for 160th Anniversary of the Death of George Stephenson 5000FG/750Fr South African Railways Class GMA/M Garratt from sheetlet/6. Surcharged Sheetlet for 160th Anniversary of the Death of George Stephenson

South Africa Class GEA : 5000 FG / 750Fr from the sheetlet/6 [ . ]
South Africa Class GMA/M : 5000 FG / 750Fr from the sheetlet/6 [ . ]

S. Africa Class GEA & GMA/M : 5000 FG / 750Fr sheetlet/6 containing both the above. [ . ]

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Guinea-Bissau 2007 : Nov. 26th : Historic Steam Locomotives of the World.

Guinea-Bissau Stamps 2007 : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Class 'D' Garratt in sheetlet Guinea-Bissau Stamps 2007 : 500FCFA Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Class 'D' Garratt

Guinea-Bissau Stamps 2007 : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Class 'D' Garratt in sheetlet Guinea-Bissau Stamps 2007 : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Class 'D' Garratt in sheetlet

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Class 'D' : 500 FCFA (from sheetlet/4x500 FCFA). Loco. #31 (the sole member of its class) [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet/4 [ . ]

500 FCFA as above in a deluxe sheetlet/1 [ . ]
500 FCFA 2-4-0 Locomotive with the same Darjeeling Garratt as above in the border [ . ]

Both the above from a set/4 deluxe sheetlets.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Class 'D' was a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge 0-4-0+0-4-0 Garratt-type articulated steam locomotive used on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) in West Bengal, India

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Iran 1949 : April 28th : Iran's Participation in World War II.

Iran 1949 Victory Stamps source material with Beyer-Garratt Class 86.01 on Bridge

Iran 1949 Victory 2R50 stamp Garratt Locomotive / Train on bridge Imperforate Pair Iran 1949 Victory 2R50 stamp Garratt Locomotive / Train on bridge perforated

Iran 1949 Victory 2d50 stamp Garratt Locomotive / Train on bridge; detail from postcard Iran 1949 Victory 2d50 stamp Garratt Locomotive / Train on bridge - detail from stamp

In, 1936 Beyer Peacock supplied Iran with four Garratt 2-8-4 + 4-8-2 (BP works numbers 6787–6890). In 1938 these were designated as Class 86.01. The images show the original photograph that was the source material for the stamps and both that and the stamp have sufficient detail to suggest very strongly that one of these Garratts is depicted on the stamp, making it the earliest example of a Garratt on a stamp.

Iranian Railways Class 86.01 : 2R50 (one value in a set/5 stamps [ . ]
- ditto - Imperforate (pair) [ . ]

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Ivory Coast 1980 : May 17th : Railways.

Ivory Coast Bayer-Garratt Class GT-063 Railway Stamps

Ivory Coast Railways : Class GT-063 : 150 Fr. (one value in a set/4 stamps) [ . ]

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Ivory Coast 1999 : Feb. 26th : Railways.

Ivory Coast Train Stamps Beyer-Garratt and Ceceil Rhodes miniature sheet

Ivory Coast Beyer-Garratt possibly Rhodesia Railways 16th Class Ivory Coast Beyer-Garratt deluxe sheet

Rhodesia Rlys 16th Class ? : 280 Fr. (one value in a set/2 stamps). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf. [ . ]

Rhodesia Rlys 16th Class ? : 280 Fr. Epreuve de Luxe (one sheet in a set/2 sheets).

Rhodesia Rlys 16th Class ? : 500 Fr. Cecil Rhodes m/s (Garratt in margin). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

Although there are differences in the two designs shown, both closely resemble a Rhodesia Railways 16th Class, visually very different to the more modern and better-known Class 16A with its streamlined appearance.

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Ivory Coast 2005 : Nov. 22nd : Steam Locomotives.

Ivory Coast stamps; Garratts of Class Rhodesia Zimbabwe Class 14A and 20th Class

Zimbabwe Rlys Class 14A : 220 Fr. (one value in a set/4 stamps). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf. [ . ]

Zimbabwe Rlys Class 14A : 220 Fr. in a sheetlet/6 of the SAME stamp (one of a set/4 such sheetlets). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf sheetlet/6

Rhodesia Rlys 20th Class : 350 Fr. (one value in a set/4 stamps). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf. [ . ]

Rhodesia Rlys 20th Class : 350 Fr. in a sheetlet/6 of the SAME value (one of a set/4 such sheetlets). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf sheetlet/6

Ivory Coast stamps; Garratts of Class Rhodesia Zimbabwe Class 14A and 20th Class in sheetlet/4

Ivory Coast stamps; South African Beyer-Garratt of Class GO possibly Ivory Coast stamps; Rhodesian Railways 20th Class Beyer-Garratt possibly

Rhodesia / Zimbabwe Classes 14A & 20 : Sheetlet/4 stamps with 220Fr & 350Fr above (+ 2 marginal vignettes). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Sheetlet/4 Imperf. [ . ]

Additional Classes of Garratt in sheet border:
South Africa Class GO possibly.
Rhodesian Railways 20th Class, possibly?

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Individual Deluxe sheetlets :
Ivory Coast train stamps, deluxe sheetlet with Zimbabwe Railways Class 14A Garratt locomotive Ivory Coast train stamps, deluxe sheetlet with Rhodesia Railways 20th Class Beyer-Garratt steam engine

Zimbabwe Rlys Class 14A : 220 Fr. in a deluxe sheetlet (one of a set/4 sheetlets). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf sheetlet/1 [ . ]

Rhodesia Rlys 20th Class : 350 Fr. in a deluxe sheetlet (one of a set/4 sheetlets). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf sheetlet/1 [ . ]

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Ivory Coast 2005 : Nov. 22nd : Locomotives of the World.

Cote d'Ivoire timbres-poste ferroviaires 2005 Locomotive Type Garratt des Chemins de Fer de New South Wales Classe AD60 Ivory Coast stamps 2005 NSWGR Class AD60 Beyer-Garratt
We only have a very poor scan of the sheetlet/4 which shows two different Garratts in the borders, the lower ones narrow gauge.

Cote d'Ivoire timbres-poste ferroviaires 2005 Locomotive Type Garratt des Chemins de Fer de New South Wales Classe AD60

New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 : 3000 Fr. (one of a set/2 stamps). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf [ . ]

New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 : 3000 Fr. in a sheetlet/4 (of the same value). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf Sheetlet [ . ]

New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 : 3000 Fr. in a deluxe sheet (one of a set/2 deluxe sheets) . Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Imperf deluxe sheetlet [ . ]

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Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania (East African Federation) 1971 : April 5th : Locomotives of the East African Railways.

KUT Stamps 1971 Railways 1s50 EAR Class 59 Garratt KUT Stamps 1971 Railways 1s50 EAR Class 59 Garratt miniature sheet

EAR Class 59 : 1sh50 from normal sheets (one of a set of 4 stamps). [ . ]

EAR Class 59 : 1sh50 in a miniature sheet (of the 4 set stamps) [ . ]

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Kenya 1997 : Feb. 20th : Locomotives.
Kenya Stamps 1997 Trains : East African Railways Class 59 and Class 57 Beyer-Garratt locomotive

EAR Class 59 : 20/- (20s) (one of a set of 6 stamps). [ . ]

EAR Class 57 : 25/- (25s) (from the same set of 6 stamps) [ . ]

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Laos 1991 : June 30th : Locomotives & Espamer 91.
Laos Stamps 1991 Trains : East African Railways Class 59 Beyer-Garratt locomotive

EAR Class 59 : 750k (one of a set of 5 stamps). [ . ]
The artwork is barely adequate but it appears to be a Class 59, rather than a 'Governor' Class 60.

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Lesotho 1993 : August 31st : Locomotives of the African Railway Companies.
Lesotho Stamps 1993 Trains Zimbabwe Class 15A and EAR Class 58 Beyer-Garratts

Lesotho Stamps 1993 Trains Algerian Railways Class 231-132 BT Beyer-Garratt
Lesotho Stamps 1993 Railways Algerian Railways Class 231-132 BT Beyer-Garratt Lesotho Stamps 1993 Trains Rhodesian Railways 20th Class Beyer-Garratt in miniature sheet border

Zimbabwe Rlys Class 15A : 30s (one of a set of 8 stamps). [ . ]
EAR Class 58 : 70s (from the same set of 8 stamps). [ . ]

Algerian Railways Class 231-132 BT : 7 M. m/s (one of a set of 2 m/s) [ . ]

Additional Garratt in Sheet Border:
Rhodesia Railways 20th Class.
This locomotive appears to be numbered #700 and is probably a RR 20th Class, many of which were later sold to Zambia.

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Madagascar - Malagasy Republic 1974 : June 7th : History of the Madagascan Railway.
Madagascar Railway Stamps 1974 Class B Garratt locomotive

Chemins de Fer de Madagascar Class 'B' Garratt ? : 200 Fmg (one of a set/3) [ . ]

We have been unable to find any photographs of the two 2-6-0 + 0-6-2 Class 'B' Garratts built in Belgium by St. Leonard in 1926, with Works Numbers 2031/32, for the Chemins de Fer de Madagascar. Having found no other likely candidates, we speculate that this stamp may depict one of these two locomotives.

The Wikipedia page which lists these two locomotives may be accessed here, (opens in a new tab after reading the note below).
NOTE: Find the line reading: 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garratt production list – All manufacturers[1][2] [show] and click on the [show] link on that page.

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Madagascar 2000 : July 21st : Locomotives of the African Railway Companies.

This issue is comprised of 8 sheetlets/4, all showing different locomotives on the stamps AND in the sheet margins. Six of the eight sheetlets have Garratt interest. The stamps have dual currency; we describe them by their stated Malagasy Franc (FMG) value.

The 800 FMG sheetlet:
Madagascar Railway Stamps Benguela Railway (CFB, Angola) Garratt Class 10 Madagascar Railway Stamps Detail of CFB Beyer-Garratt Class 10

Angola : Benguela Railway (CFB) Class 10 : : 800 FMG Sheetlet (Garratt in sheet border only) [ . ]
There are four sub-classes of the Benguela Railway Class 10 (10aI, 10aII, 10aIII, 10aIV). As mentioned higher up, we do not have the knowledge to identify by sub-class.

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The 1500 FMG sheetlet:
Madagascar Timbres-Poste Theme Trains Classification B(?)Locomotive Type Beyer-Garratt Madagascar Briefmarken Eisenbahnmotiv Beyer-Garratt Klasse B(?)

Chemins de Fer de Madagascar Class B Garratt ? : 1500 FMG Locomotive #101[ . ]
- ditto - in the sheetlet/4 as shown. [ . ]

Although visually rather different at first sight, we think this is another image of a Class B Garratt as described below the 1974 Madagascar listing above. We have seen a report that the two locomotives of this were numbered 101 and 102 after being delivered to Madagascar, but confirmation of this is needed. We have found few images or records of earlier engines such as these but a number of Garratts including several 2-6-0+0-6-2 engines may be found here (opens in a new tab)

Additional Classes of Garratt in sheet border:
Locomotive at Left : Rhodesia Rlys Class 15A ?
Locomotive at Right : Rhodesia Rlys Class 14A ?

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The 3500 FMG sheetlet:
Madagascar Railway Stamps July 2000 Trains 3500 FMG Sheetlet Locomotives Madagascar Railway Stamps East African Railways (EAR) 'Governor' Class 60 Garratt

EAR 'Governor' Class 60 : 3500 FMG Sheetlet (Garratt in sheet border only, #6012) [ . ]

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The 4000 FMG sheetlet:
Madagascar Railway Stamps July 2000 4000FMG sheetlet/4 steam and diesel locomotives Madagascar Railway Stamps July 2000 Trains, 4000 FMG sheetlet border decoration, a South African Class GMA GMAM Garratt locomotive

South Africa Class GMA/M : 3500 FMG Sheetlet (Garratt in sheet border only) [ . ]

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The 5200 FMG sheetlet:
Madagascar Railway Stamps depicting a Mozambique Railways (Caminhos de Ferro de Mocambique) Henschel-built Garratt in the sheet border

Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) Henschel-built Garratt : 5200 FMG Sheetlet (Garratt in sheet border only) [ . ]

At least two classes of Garratt were owned by the CFM, one being Class 951, all, we think, built by Haine St Pierre and different in several details to the locomotive shown on the stamp.
Although we have found a few images online of a Henschel-built Garratt like the one shown on the stamp, one stated to be 'Africa Railways - Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique "Beyer Garratt" type 4-8-0+0-8-4 steam locomotive Nr. 973 (Henschel Locomotive Works, Kassel 28644 / 1956)', which you can see here (opens in a new tab), we have not been able to find reference to its Class.

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The 10,000 FMG sheetlet:
Madagascar Railway Stamps 10,000FMG sheetlet/4 (issued in 2000) Class B Garratt locomotive Detail of the Madagascar Class B Beyer-Garratt locomotive

Class B ? : 10,000 FMG [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet. [ . ]

See notes below both the Madagascar 1974 entry above and the 1500FMG sheetlet from this same set for more information about this locomotive Class.

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Maldive Islands 1990 : Dec. 15th : Steam Locomotives.
Maldive Islands stamps : South African Railways Class GM Garratt and EAR Class 59 Garratt

South Africa Rlys Class GM : Rf 1 (one of a set of 8 stamps) [ . ]

EAR Class 59 : Rf 20 m/s (one of a set of 2 m/s), Locomotive #5950 [ . ]
Note: The Class 59 numbering only ran from 5901 to 5934.

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Maldive Islands 2004 : July 6th & 2005 : Bi-centenary of the Steam Locomotive.

The set/24 values was issued in 6 sheetlets/4, the first five sheetlets together in 2004, the last sheetlet in 2005. There were also 6 miniature sheets but none of these depict Garratts.

2004 : Mi. 4354-57
Maldive Islands stamps : Rhodesia Railways Class 20A ?  Garratt & EAR Class 59 Garratt
Maldive Islands stamps 2004 200 Years of the Steam Locomotive : EAR Class 59 Garratt Maldive Islands stamps 2004 200 Years of the Steam Locomotive : Rhodesia Railways Class 20A ?

EAR Class 59 : Rf 12 (top left stamp in sheetlet) [ . ]
Rhodesia Railways Class 20A ? : Rf 12 (bottom left stamp in sheetlet) [ . ]

EAR Class 59A; RR Class 20A? : Sheetlet containing both the above [ . ]
The inscription on the bottom left stamp 2-6-2 (+2-6-2 for a Garratt) does not seem to match the image.

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2005 : Mi. 4358-61
Maldive Islands 2004 Bicentenary of the Steam Locomotive  sheetlet/4 with 3 Beyer-Garratts Maldive Islands 2004 Bicentenary of the Steam Locomotive   - Benguela Railway Class 10 wood-burning Garratt locomotive

Maldive Islands 2004 Bicentenary of the Steam Locomotive   - SAR/SAS Class GMA/M Garratt Maldive Islands 200 Years of the Steam Locomotive - Rhodesia Railways 15th Class Garratt

Angola : Benguela Railway (CFB) Class 10 : Rf 12 Woodburning Garratt [ . ]
South African Rlys Class GMA/M : Rf 12 on double-track line [ . ]
Rhodesia Railways 15th Class : Rf 12 Garratt double-header on Royal Train, probably both 15th Class locomotives. [ . ]
There are four sub-classes of the Benguela Railway Class 10 (10aI, 10aII, 10aIII, 10aIV). We do not have the knowledge to identify by sub-class.

Classes CFB Class 10; S.Africa Class GMA/M; RR 15th Class : Sheetlet containing all three of the above [ . ]

The identical Royal Train design appears on a Sierra Leone m/s (q.v.)

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Mali 1998 : Illegal Stamps.
Illegal Stamps : Mali : sheetlet/9 locomotives Illegal Stamps : Mali :  : Class GMA/M Garratt, South Africa.

South African Rlys Class GMA/M : 200f (from a sheetlet/9) : ILLEGAL STAMP
- ditto - in its sheetlet/9 : ILLEGAL STAMPS

See introduction for information about Illegal Stamps.

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Mauritius 1979 : Feb. 1st : Locomotives.
sellos postales Mauritius Stamps 1979 : Ferrocarriles / Railways : Argentina : Ferrocarril Transandino #62 Garratt locomotive Mauritius Stamps 1979 : Railways : Argentina : Ferrocarril Transandino #62 Garratt locomotive in miniature sheet

Argentina : Ferrocarril Transandino #62 ** : R2, issued in normal sheets (one of a set of 4 stamps) [ . ]

FFCC Transandino #62 : R2 as above in a miniature sheet containing all 4 set values [ . ]
** Our research leads us to believe that this locomotive later came into the fleet of the FCGMB (Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano), at which point it was renumbered 1562 and assigned Class E12. The FCGMB is a metre gauge railway, which came under State ownership upon the nationalisation of the Argentinian railways in 1948.

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Mozambique 1983: April 29th : Locomotives.
Mozambique stamps 1983 : timbres-poste francobolli Beyer-Garratt locomotive, Rhodesian Railways 20th Class

Rhodesian Railways 20th Class : 16 MT : 4-8-2 + 2-8-4 (one of a set of 6 stamps) [ . ]

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Nicaragua 1996 : Jan. 10th : Locomotives. (Stamps inscribed 1995).

The set consists of 6 single stamps from normal sheets, a sheetlet of 6 further (different) stamps and a single miniature sheet. Garratts, stylised, are only depicted on three of the set/6 single stamps.

Nicaragua 1996 Trains on Stamps : Beyer-Garratt locomotives East African and Rhodesia Railways

EAR Class 59 possibly (though inscribed S. African) : 2 Cd. (left stamp above)[ . ]
Rhodesia Rlys 20th Class possibly (though inscribed Ugandan) : 2 Cd. (centre stamp above) [ . ]
EAR Class 59 possibly (though inscribed Rhodesian) : 2 Cd. (right stamp above) [ . ]

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Niger Republic 2001 : Jan. 16th : 125th Anniversary of the U.P.U. (which was in 1999).

The UPU issue consisted of a set/24, made up of 6 sheetlets/4, each sheetlet devoted to one means of transport. The stamps were not issued in normal sheets.

Niger Republic stamps : 125th anniversary of the UPU (2001 issue) : East African Railways Class 58 Beyer-Garratt locomotive.

EAR Class 58 : 700 Fr. single stamp [ . ]
- ditto - as above in its sheetlet/4. [ . ]

The stamp is inscribed as showing an Ivory Coast Garratt, despite clearly carrying the initials E A R.

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Rhodesia 1969 : May 22nd : 70th Anniversary of the opening of the Beira-Salisbury Railway.

See also Southern Rhodesia and Zimbabwe for further Garratts from this country. Stamps of this set (and others at this period) were embargoed by many countries at the time of issue, due to sanctions resulting from the Unilateral Declaration of Independence made by the government of Ian Smith. However, they are legitimate postage stamps of the country.

Rhodesia U.D.I. period stamp issue : Steam Locomotives : 1/6 Rhodesia Railways Class 15A Beyer-Garratt

Rhodesia Railways Class 15A : 1/6 (1s6d) - one of a set/4 stamps. [ . ]

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Rhodesia & Nyasaland 1962 : May 15th : Views & Landscapes.

1962 Rhodesia & Nyasaland stamps : Class 14A Beyer-Garratt locomotive

Rhodesian Rlys Class 14A ? : 9d (one of a set of 15 values, 1959-62) [ . ]
The Garratt is crudely drawn but seems to have more of the attributes of a Class 14A than of other Rhodesian Garratts.

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Sao Tomé e Principe (St. Thomas & Prince Is.) 1982 : Dec. 31st : Locomotives.

The set consists of 6 stamps and a miniature sheet. The set/6 was issued as two single stamps (9 Db and 30 Db) in normal sheets, plus four 16 Db designs issued in normal sheets, but arranged se-tenant vertically. The six designs were also issued three sheetlets of two stamps plus a label.

Sao Tome e Principe 1982 Railway Stamps EAR Class 59 Garratt St Thomas & Prince 1982 Train stamps East African Railways Class 59 Sao Tome e Principe 1982 Locomotive Stamps East African Railways Class 59 Garratt

EAR Class 59 : 16 Db (single stamp) [ . ]
- ditto - in a strip/4 16 Db values [ . ]

EAR Class 59 : 16 Db x 2 sheetlet (in pair with USA 'William Mason' & label). Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - Sheetlet/2 Imperf.

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Sao Tomé e Principe (St. Thomas & Prince Is.) 1989 : Oct. 27th : Locomotives.
Sao Tome e Principe 1989 Miniature Sheet EAR Class 59 Garratt

EAR Class 59 : Db.50 m/s Locomotive #5909 Mount Mgahinga** [ . ]
** The last digit of this number is not totally clear but appears to be a '9'; No. 5909 was named Mount Mgahinga.

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'Leaders of the World' locomotive issues 1984-c.1989.
These are very well-searched and produced stamps, albeit rather too numerous, but for Garratts only, the numbers are small. So far as we know, ALL these stamps can be found as follows:
1. Perforated vertical pairs
2. Imperforate vertical pairs
3. Perforated and overprinted SPECIMEN
and probably in all cases as ...
4. . . . Progressive Proofs in Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, Black & mixed combinations thereof.

We have listed the Specimen stamps in each case but not the Imperforates or the Progressive Proofs. As examples, one Specimen stamp is scanned for Tuvalu, and a Magenta progressive proof on a St.Vincent Grenadines issue.

St. Vincent 1984 : Nov. 21st : Leaders of the World : Locomotives (3rd Series).
St Vincent Leaders of the World Rhodesia Railways 20th Class Garratt

Rhodesia Rlys Class 20 : 5c Pair (from a set/4 pairs) [ . ]
- ditto - Pair, both stamps overprinted SPECIMEN in Black [ . ]

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St. Vincent 2004 : Oct. 13th : Bi-centenary of the Steam Locomotive.
St. Vincent Stamps 200th Anniversary of the Steam Locomotive : New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60  Beyer-Garratt

New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 : $2 Locomotive #6042 (from a set/12, issued in 3 sheetlets/4) [ . ]
- ditto - Loco. #6204 as above in its sheetlet/4 [ . ]

We believe that #6042 is currently at the Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum in New South Wales, Australia.

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St. Vincent Grenadines 1985 : May 17th : Leaders of the World : Locomotives (4th Series).
St Vincent Grenadines Leaders of the World : Algerian Rlys Class 231-132BT

Algerian Rlys Class 231-132BT : 40c Pair (from a set of 4 pairs) [ . ]
- ditto - Pair, both stamps overprinted SPECIMEN in Black [ . ]

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St. Vincent Grenadines 1987 : May 5th : Leaders of the World : Locomotives (7th Series).
St Vincent Grenadines Locomotives Leaders of the World LMS Garratt Class 4P St Vincent Grenadines Locomotives Leaders of the World LMS Garratt Class 4P Progressive Proof in Magenta

UK - London Midland and Scottish Railway Class 4P : 40c Pair (from a set of 8 pairs) [ . ]
- ditto - Pair, both stamps overprinted SPECIMEN in Black [ . ]

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St. Vincent Grenadines - Union Island 1984 : Dec. 18th : Leaders of the World : Locomotives (1st Series).
St Vincent Grenadines - Union Island - Locomotives Leaders of the World LNER Class U1 Beyer-Garratt

UK - London & North Eastern Railway Class U1 : $3 Pair (from a set of 8 pairs). Mi. 68/69 [ . ]
- ditto - Pair, both stamps overprinted SPECIMEN in Black [ . ]

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Sierra Leone 1995 : May 23rd : Railways of the World.

A set of 48 stamps, issued as 4 sheetlets/12 plus 5 miniature sheets. The first sheetlet in the series (Mi. 2294-2305) includes a Garratt.

Sierra Leone Philately 1995 Railways Sheetlet/12 Locomotives Sierra Leone Stamps 1995 Railways EAR Class 59 Beyer-Garratt articulated steam locomotive

EAR Class 59 : LE 200 Locomotive #5919 Mount Lengai [ . ]
- ditto - in its sheetlet/12 [ . ]

Sierra Leone 1995 Locomotive Name (black) printed Triple

EAR Class 59 : LE 200 Locomotive #5919 Mount Lengai var. Name printed Triple [ . ]
- ditto - in a sheetlet/12 ?* [ . ]

* We have only seen a single example of this stamp, detached from its sheetlet.

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Sierra Leone 1999 : Aug. 4th : Locomotives of the World.

A set of 21 stamps, issued as a set/9 from normal sheets, two large sheetlets/6 with the same elephant border design, and 2 miniature sheets. One the sheetlets and one of the miniature sheets show Garratts.

Sierra Leone stamps 1999 : Locomotives / Trains SAR/SAS Class GMAM Garratt & RR Class 14A Garratt in sheetlet Sierra Leone stamps 1999 : Locomotives / Trains Rhodesia Rlys 15th Class steam locomotive Beyer-Garratt in miniature sheet

Sierra Leone stamps 1999 : Locomotives / Trains SAR/SAS Class GMAM Garratt Sierra Leone stamps 1999 : Locomotives / Trains Rhodesia Railways Class 14A Garratt

South African Rlys Class GMA/M : LE 800 (issued in sheetlet only) [ . ]
Rhodesia Railways Class 14A : LE 800 (issued in sheetlet only) [ . ]

South African Rlys Class GMA/M & Rhodesia Rlys Class 14A : The two stamps above in their sheetlet [ . ]

Rhodesia Railways 15th Class : LE 3000 m/s : Garratt double-header on Royal Train (1 of a set/2 m/s) [ . ]
The identical image appears on the Maldives 2005 issue. Both locomotives are probably RR 15th Class.

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Somalia 2002 ILLEGAL STAMPS
Illegal Stamps of Somalia : A Rhodesian Railways Class 14A Garratt locomotive in a sheetlet/4 Illegal Stamps : Somalia : A Rhodesian Railways Class 14A Beyer-Garratt steam locomotive

Rhodesia Railways Class 14A : : 500 Sh.So. inscribed 14th Class 2-6-2 + 2-6-2 : ILLEGAL STAMP
- ditto - in its sheetlet/4 : ILLEGAL STAMPS

See introduction for information about Illegal Stamps. The image is essentially the same as on the Sierra Leone LE800 stamp above.

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South Africa 2010 : June 25th : 150th Anniversary of Railways in South Africa.
South Africa train stamps 2010 : Sheetlet/10 with an NGG16 and GMA/M Garratt

South Africa train stamps 2010 : NGG16 Beyer-Garratt locomotive Africa train stamps 2010 : GMAM Beyer-Garratt locomotive

South African Rlys Class NGG16 R2.40 from Row 1,2 in sheetlet/10 [ . ]
South African Rlys Class GMA/M R2.40 from Row 3,1 in sheetlet/10 [ . ]

South African Rlys Class NGG16 & GMA/M Sheetlet/10 containing both the above [ . ]

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Southern Rhodesia 1953 : April 15th : Centenary of Birth of Cecil Rhodes.

See also Rhodesia and Zimbabwe for further Garratts from this country.

Southern Rhodesia Stamps 1953 : Cecil Rhodes Centenary 1/- Rhodesia Railways 15th Class Beyer-Garratt steam engine Southern Rhodesia Stamps 1953 : Cecil Rhodes Centenary 1/- Rhodesia Railways 15th Class Beyer-Garratt with Archive Punch

Rhodesia Rlys 15th Class : 1/- (1s.) (one of a set/5 stamps) [ . ]

Rhodesia Rlys 15th Class : 1/- (1s.) Waterlow & Sons Archive Proof, punch hole [ . ]
Based on wheel arrangement and the stamp's date of issue, we are reasonably confident that this stamp is intended to depict a 15th Class (or Class 15A) Garratt.

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Tanzania 1985 : Oct. 7th : Locomotives.

The 1985 Locomotive set, including the 20/- Garratt #6004, is found Perf, Imperf and in Perf & Imperf miniature sheets. It also exists overprinted for the Caribbean Royal Visit, an issue which Michel lists, and for Ameripex '86, an issue which Michel recognizes with a footnote. It is not clear that the Ameripex overprint was issued inside Tanzania and it may only have been released by the postal authority's authorised agents abroad. As they are clearly not illegal stamps, we provide a full listing but include imperforate versions of the stamps only where we have seen them ourselves; however, other imperforate issues probably exist.
Shades: There are some quite significant shades of the 20/- (and other values) but we have not attempted to list these.

Tanzania 1985 Steam Locomotives on Stamps 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt Tanzania 1985 Steam Engines on Stamps 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt in sheetlet

EAR 'Governor' Class 60 : 20/- (20s) Loco #6004 Sir Frederick Jackson (one of a set/4) [ . ]

EAR 'Governor' Class 60 : Miniature sheet/4 containing 20/- Loco. #6004 Sir Frederick Jackson [ . ]

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Tanzania 1985 Dampfloks auf Briefmarken 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt mit silbernen Aufdruck Caribbean Royal Visit 1985 Tanzania 1985 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt overprinted in silver 'Caribbean Royal Visit 1985'
Tanzania 1985 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt optd Caribbean Royal Visit 1985 - silver cross in margin

EAR Class 60 : 20/- (20s) Loco #6004 optd CARIBBEAN/ROYAL VISIT/1985 in Silver [ . ]

EAR Class 60 : Miniature sheet/4 optd CARIBBEAN/ROYAL VISIT/1985 in Silver. Perf. [ . ]
- ditto - with silver 'X' through 'Z' of TANZANIA at base of sheet [ . ]

EAR Class 60 : Miniature sheet/4 optd CARIBBEAN/ROYAL VISIT/1985 in Silver. Imperf. [ . ]

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Tanzania 1985 Dampfloks auf Briefmarken 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt mit goldenen Aufdruck Caribbean Royal Visit 1985 Tanzania 1985 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt overprinted in Gold 'Caribbean Royal Visit 1985'

EAR Class 60 : 20/- (20s) Loco #6004 optd CARIBBEAN/ROYAL VISIT/1985 in Gold [ . ]

EAR Class 60 : Miniature sheet/4 optd CARIBBEAN/ROYAL VISIT/1985 in Gold [ . ]
- ditto - Miniature Sheet with Gold opt IMPERF [ . ]

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Tanzania 1985 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt overprinted in black 'AMERIPEX '86 Tanzania 1985 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt overprinted in black 'AMERIPEX '86 in sheetlet

EAR Class 60 : 20/- (20s) Loco #6004 optd AMERIPEX '86 in Black [ . ]

EAR Class 60 : Miniature sheet/4 optd AMERIPEX '86 in Black [ . ]
- ditto - Miniature Sheet with Black opt IMPERF [ . ]

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Tanzania 1985 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt overprinted in Gold 'AMERIPEX '86 Tanzania 1985 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt overprinted in Gold 'AMERIPEX '86 in sheetlet

EAR Class 60 : 20/- (20s) Loco #6004 optd AMERIPEX '86 in Gold [ . ]

EAR Class 60 : Miniature sheet/4 optd AMERIPEX '86 in Gold [ . ]
- ditto - Miniature Sheet with Gold opt IMPERF [ . ]

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Although quite possibly issued by Tanzania's official agents and probably sold originally at quite high prices, we consider the gold printings (below) to be best viewed as a 'Cinderella' issue. It seems unlikely that they had postal validity in Tanzania.
Tanzania 1985 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt Printed on GOLD FOIL - Cinderella issue Tanzania 1985 20/- EAR Governor Class 60 Beyer-Garratt Printed on GOLD FOIL - Cinderella issue - the sheetlet

EAR Class 60 : 20/- (20s) Loco #6004 printed on 22 carat Gold (cinderella) [ . ]

EAR Class 60 : Miniature sheet/4 printed in 22 carat Gold (cinderella) [ . ]

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Tanzania 1989 : Aug. 22nd : Steam Locomotives.
Tanzania 1989 trains on stamps : 90/- value showing an EAR Class 59 Garratt

EAR Class 59 : 90/- (90s) (one of a set/8). Locomotive #5919. [ . ]

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Tanzania 1990 : Aug. 8th : Stamp World London '90; 150 Years of Stamps; 500 Years European Postal Services.
1990 Tanzania stamps : Stamp World London 90, 150 years of Stamps, 500 Years of European Postal Services, Bayer-Garratt locomotive and aircraft

EAR 'Governor' Class 60 ?? : 100/- (100s) at Moshi Station (one of a set/9) [ . ]
This stamp was issued se-tenant with an aircraft design, as shown. The illustration is child-like and merely representative of an EAR streamlined Garratt. The nearest approximation we could reach was a Class 60.

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Tanzania 1992 : Aug. 10th : 40th Anniversary of the Queen Elizabeth's Accession to the Throne.
1992 Tanzania stamps of 1990 including Bayer-Garratt locomotive and aircraft overprinted 40th Anniversary of the Queen Elizabeth's Accession to the Throne

EAR 'Governor' Class 60 ?? : 100/- (100s) at Moshi Station, overprinted as shown (one of a set/6) [ . ]
This stamp was issued se-tenant with an aircraft design, as shown. See note about the class of locomotive below the previous listing.

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Thailand 1997 : March 26th : Centenary of Thailand's State Railways.
Thailand stamps 1997 Centenary of Siam / Thailand stamps : Trains : Royal State Railways of Siam Class 452 or 457 Beyer-Garratt locomotive Thailand stamps 1997 Centenary of Siam / Thailand stamps : Trains : Royal State Railways of Siam sheetlet/4 stamps

RSR Class 451 or 457 : 4 Baht (from normal sheets, one of a set/4) [ . ]

RSR Class 451 or 457 : 4 Baht in m/s (with the other 3 values from the set) [ . ]

Garratts of the Royal State Railways of Siam (RSR), from 1951 the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) : Class 457, comprising locomotives #457 and #458, was similar to Class 451 (locomotives #451-456) except that the last two engines were ordered with a larger grate and firebox as the first six locomotives had proved under-powered. #457 has been preserved.

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Togo 1984 : Nov. 30th : Locomotives.
Togo 1984 Stamps : Locomotives on Stamps Algerian Railways Class 241-142 YAT Garratt and EAR Class 59 Garratt

Algerian Rlys Class 241-142 YAT : 3 Fr. (one from a set/9) [ . ]
Four of this class were built, under licence by Société Franco-Belge at Raismes, France.

EAR Class 59 : 1000 Fr. (from the same set/9) [ . ]

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Togo 1985 : Nov. 15th : 80 Years of Rotary International.
Togo 1985 Stamps : 80 Years of Rotary International East African Railways Class 59 Garratt overprinted

EAR Class 59 : 1000 Fr. optd '80e Anniversaire du / Rotary International' (one of a set/3) [ . ]

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Togo 1995 : Dec. 1st : Developments in Transportation.
Togo train stamps 1995 : Rhodesia Railways Class 15A Beyer-Garratt Togo train stamps 1995 : sheetlet/6 x 200Fr locomotives

Rhodesia Rlys Class 15A : 200 Fr. (one of a set/15) [ . ]
- ditto - 200 Fr. as above in its sheetlet/6) [ . ]

The set consists of a sheetlet/6 on a railway theme, as above, and a sheetlet/9 showing other forms of land transport.

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Turkmenistan - Region of Mary Velayat c.1999. ILLEGAL STAMPS
Turkmenistan Mary Velayat Illegal Stamps Trains : EAR Class 59 Garratt Turkmenistan Mary Velayat Illegal Stamps - sheetlet/9 locomotives.

EAR Class 59 : 1000 (M) (from a sheetlet/9) : ILLEGAL STAMP
- ditto - in its sheetlet/9 : ILLEGAL STAMPS

See introduction for information about Illegal Stamps.

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Tuvalu 1984 : Feb. 29th : Leaders of the World : Locomotives (1st Series).
Tuvalu Leaders of the World Locomotive stamps : 1984 : New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 Beyer-Garratt Tuvalu Leaders of the World Locomotive stamps : 1984 : New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 Beyer-Garratt optd SPECIMEN

New South Wales Govt. Rlys Class AD60 : 15c Pair (from a set/4 pairs) [ . ]
- ditto - Pair, both stamps overprinted SPECIMEN in Black [ . ]

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Tuvalu - Nui 1988 : Jan. 29th : Leaders of the World : Locomotives (4th Series).
Tuvalu - Nui : Leaders of the World Locomotive stamps : 1988 : Tasmanian Govt. Rlys. Class K Beyer-Garratt

Tasmanian Govt. Rlys. Class K : 75c Pair (from a set/8 pairs) [ . ]
- ditto - Pair, both stamps overprinted SPECIMEN in Black [ . ]

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Tuvalu - Nukulaelae 1984 : Dec. 12th : Leaders of the World : Locomotives (2nd Series).
Tuvalu - Nukulaelae : Leaders of the World Locomotive stamps : 1984 : East African Railway Class 59 Beyer-Garratt

EAR Class 59 : $1 Pair (from a set/4 pairs) [ . ]
- ditto - Pair, both stamps overprinted SPECIMEN in Black [ . ]

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Uganda 1988 : Jan. 18th : East African Railways Locomotives.
Uganda 1988 Trains on Stamps : Kenya Uganda Railway Class EC3 Beyer-Garratt Uganda 1988 Trains on Stamps : Miniature sheet with East African Railways Class 59 Garratt

KUR Class EC3/EAR Class 57 or EAR 58 : 50/- (50 Sh) (one value from a set/8) [ . ]
The EAR Class 57 locomotives started life on the KUR as Class EC3 and they were coal-burning. The following order by the KUR for oil-burning Garratts, to a very similar design, were only delivered after the creation of the EAR, where they were assigned Class 58.

EAR Class 59 : 150/- miniature sheet (one from a set/ 2 m/s) [ . ]

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Uganda 1991 : April 2nd : Locomotives of African Railway Companies.
Uganda 1991 African Trains on Stamps : EAR Class 59 Garratt locomotive.

EAR Class 59 : 400/- (400 Sh) (one value from a set/8) [ . ]
The stamp is inscribed 'Uganda' but this is an East African Railways, not a Uganda Railways, locomotive.

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Uganda 2000 : Aug. 14th : Trains of Africa.

This set/24 was issued as 8 stamps from normal sheets and two sheetlets of 8 stamps each. Five of the eight stamps from normal sheets show Garratts and each of the two sheetlets/8 also contain two Garratts. Three miniature sheets were also issued but none of these show Garratts.

The 5 values from Normal Sheets :
Uganda 2000 Trains on Stamps : EAR Class 60, SAR/SAS NGG16, Angola Benguela Rly Class 10C Garratts Uganda 2000 Trains on Stamps : KUR EC2 or EC3; EAR Class 59 Garratts

EAR 'Governor' Class A60 : 300/- (300 Sh). Locomotive 6029 Sir Edward Grigg [ . ]
Last locomotive of the class. Inscribed Kenya Railways, rather than EAR, on the stamp.

South African Rlys 'Baby Garratt', Class NGG13 or NGG16 : 700/- (700 Sh) [ . ]
Distinguishing between NGG13 and the later NGG16 cousins is difficult without a high definition image.

Angola : Benguela Rly Class 10C (also known as Class 10aIII) : 1400/- (1400 Sh). Locomotive #346 [ . ]

KUR EC2 or EC3 or a Rhodesian Garratt ?? : 1800/- (1800 Sh) [ . ]
We have been unable to find sufficient matching features to identify any Class with confidence.

EAR Class 59 : 2000/- (2000 Sh) [ . ]

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Sheetlet (Mi.2300-07) :
Uganda 2000 African Trains on Stamps  sheetlet/8 locomotives
Uganda 2000 African Trains on Stamps, Rhodesia Railways 15th Class Beyer-Garratt locomotive  Uganda 2000 African Trains on Stamps  : South African Railways Class GMA/M Garratt

Rhodesia Rlys 15th Class : 700/- (700 Sh). [ . ]

South African Rlys. Class GMA/M : 700/- (700 Sh) [ . ]

Sheetlet (Mi.2308-15) :
2000 African Trains on Stamps  sheetlet/8 locomotives
Uganda 2000 African Trains on Stamps : Algerian Rlys Class 241-142 YAT Beyer-Garratt Uganda 2000 African Trains on Stamps : Rhodesia Railways. Class 14A Beyer-Garratt

Algerian Rlys Class 241-142 YAT : 700/- (700 Sh) [ . ]

Rhodesia Rlys. Class 14A : 700/- (700 Sh) [ . ]

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Vietnam 1983 : Feb 20th : Locomotives.
Vietnam 1983 : Locomotives on Stamps : Kenya Uganda Railway Class EC1 perhaps

Kenya Uganda Railway Class EC1 perhaps : 2D (one of a set/7) [ . ]

Roger Farnworth has published online an interesting article mentioning KUR Beyer-Garratts in Indo-China which may be found here (opens in a new tab).

Additionally, Wikipedia lists two KUR Garratts of the EC1 Class as having been sent to Indo-China and the wheel arrangement and several general features of the stamp suggest that this image is a primitive representation of an EC1 (or perhaps other KUR Garratt). The Wikipedia page may be found here (opens in a new tab).

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Zambia 1990 : May 2nd : Stamp World 90, Exhibition, London. Stamp-on-Stamp designs.
Zambia Stamp World 90 Stamp-on-Stamp design : Rhodesia & Nyasaland 1962 with a possible Rhodesia Railways Class 14A Garratt and a Diesel locomotive

Rhodesia Rlys Class 14A ? : 20K50 (one of a set/4). Depicts Rhodesia & Nyasaland 1962 issue (q.v.) [ . ]
As mentioned under Rhodesia & Nyasaland, the depiction of the Garratt requires a degree of guesswork as to the Class.

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Zambia 1999 : Feb. 1st : Locomotives.
Zambia 1999 Locomotive Stamps : Rhodesia Rlys Class 15A  and 20th Class Beyer-Garratts

Two stamps from the same set/5 :
Rhodesia Rlys Class 15A : 800K Locomotive #401, probably on Victoria Falls Bridge on the Zambia/Zimbabwe border [ . ]

Rhodesia Rlys 20th Class : 900K Locomotive #708 [ . ]

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Zimbabwe 1985 : May 15th : Locomotives.

See also Rhodesia and Southern Rhodesia for further Garratts from this country.

Zimbabwe Locomotives on Stamps (1985) : (former) Rhodesia Railways Class 15A and 20A Garratt locomotives

Two stamps from the same set/4, all stamps inscribed 'Steam Safaris' :
(former) Rhodesia Railways Class 15A : 17c : Locomotive #424 [ . ]
(former) Rhodesia Railways Class 20A : 30c : Locomotive #726 [ . ]

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Zimbabwe 1997 : Oct. 28th : Centenary of Railways in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe Stamps : Centenary of Rhodesia / Zimbabwe Railways : RR Class 16A Garratt #605

(former) Rhodesia Railways Class 16A : $2.40 : Locomotive #605 [ . ]

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Cinderella Stamps.

We have added below an auxiliary listing of cinderellas but have not attempted to identify the locomotive classes, although we notice a few South African Class GMA/M amongst them.
In the case of Darjeeling Railway images, we have not sought to verify whether they show a Garratt at all.

GB - Scotland - Local Stamps.

Various Scottish islands issue(d) 'stamps' for local mail but, despite their having a face value, they is no meaningful postal service and they are generally seen just as cinderellas. Most, probably all, exist imperforate as well as perforated, but we have not attempted to list them in such detail.

Local (cinderella) Stamps of Scotland : Trains : Bernera Islands Beyer-Garratt
Bernera Islands : c.1982 : 15p : (from a sheetlet/6 different) [ . ]

Local (cinderella) Stamps of Scotland : Trains : Eynhallow Beyer-Garratt
Eynhallow : c.1981 : 10p : (from a sheetlet/6 different) [ . ]

Local (cinderella) Stamps of Scotland : Trains : Eynhallow Beyer-Garratt
Eynhallow : c.1981 : 40p : (from a sheetlet/4 different) [ . ]

Local (cinderella) Stamps of Scotland : Trains : Eynhallow Beyer-Garratt
Eynhallow : c.1982 : 60p : (from a sheetlet/2 different). [ . ]

Local (cinderella) Stamps of Scotland : Trains : Grunay Beyer-Garratt
Grunay : 15p : (from a sheetlet/6 different) [ . ]

Local (cinderella) Stamps of Scotland : Trains : Grunay Beyer-Garratt
Grunay : 45p : (from a sheetlet/6 different) [ . ]

Local (cinderella) Stamps of Scotland : Trains : Grunay Beyer-Garratt
Grunay : 75p : (from a sheetlet/6 different) [ . ]

Local (cinderella) Stamps of Scotland : Trains : Staffa Beyer-Garratt
Staffa : c.1982 : £2.00 : miniature sheet [ . ]

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South Africa : Charity Sticker.

Cinderella charity sticker for Spastics : South Africa 1980: Beyer-Garratt locomotive
South Africa : Easter 1980 label [ . ]

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