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Newsletter no. 93
21 March 2024

Trainspotting. Locomotives in Kyrgyzstan

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On April 30, 2024 the Ministry of Digital Development of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of 2023 Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: "Trainspotting. Locomotives in Kyrgyzstan".

Trainspotting is a hobby that involves watching and photographing trains. KEP stamps feature the following locomotives, observed by trainspotters in Kyrgyzstan:

PEU1 is an electric locomotive designed for use on narrow-gauge industrial railways. During Soviet times, these electric locomotives were produced in Dnepropetrovsk. They are used on the Sülüktü narrow-gauge railway in Kyrgyzstan for transporting coal and other goods.

TEM2 is a six-axle shunting diesel locomotive with electric transmission. This locomotive was produced in the USSR starting from 1960 and was one of the most common shunting diesel locomotives.

2TE10V is a two-section mainline freight diesel locomotive, produced by the Voroshilovgrad Locomotive Works in the USSR from 1974 to 1981. Diesel power is 2 x 3,000 hp.

TE33A is a modern freight diesel locomotive produced in Kazakhstan under the license of GE Transportation (USA). Design speed is 120 km/h. Five diesel locomotives of this type are in operation on the railways of Kyrgyzstan.

KEP expresses its gratitude to all the authors for providing photographs!

For this series, KEP also issues four postcards, which are used to realize four maximum cards.

No. 206locomotive PEU1
No. 207locomotive TEM2
No. 208locomotive 2TE10V
No. 209locomotive TE33A

Stamps description

No. 206. 50 KGS. Locomotive PEU1
No. 207. 75 KGS. Locomotive TEM2
No. 208. 150 KGS. Locomotive 2TE10V
No. 209. 300 KGS. Locomotive TE33A

PEU1, TEM2, 2TE10V and TE33A stamps

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamps perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamps size: 46 × 27.5 mm.
Stamps are issued in minisheets of 4 stamps
with two labels. Stamps are also issued
in a collective minisheet of 4 stamps
(one complete set and four labels).
Minisheets size: 113 × 108 mm.
Collective minisheet size: 200 х 80 mm.
Quantity issued: 9 000 each stamp, including the quantity of the collective minisheet - 3 000 pieces.
Photographers: Zalesskii Aleksandr, Valerij Lotz, Alexei Poliakov and Mikhail Utkin.
Designer: Daria Maier.
Printer House: "Nova Imprim" (Chișinău, Moldova).

PEU1 locomotive stamps
TEM2 locomotive stamps
2TE10V locomotive stamps
TE33A locomotive stamps

    A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729001) on the stamps issuing day.
The first day cover and special postmark are designed by Daria Maier.
Photographers: Zalesskii Aleksandr, Valerij Lotz,
Alexei Poliakov and Mikhail Utkin.
Cover size: С6 (162 × 114 mm).
Quantity of covers issued: 400 pieces.
Quantity of postcards issued: 400 pieces each.
Endorsing ink color: black.

PEU1 locomotive maximum card
TEM2 locomotive maximum card
2TE10V locomotive maximum card
TE33A locomotive maximum card

Stamps, maximum cards and FDCs can be purchased here.

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