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175th Anniversary of Troops carried by Train

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  • Marking the 175th anniversary of the first Troops carried by Train
  • With a 1st class Crimean War stamp
  • And a Liverpool postmark (11th March, 2006)
  • Doubled with a Rocket 150 label and cachet


Issue Date: 11/03/2006

Issue Name: 175th Anniversary of Troops carried by Train

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Marking the 175th Anniversary of the first Troops carried by train. Interesting piece of rail history. This cover features a single Crimean war stamp and a Liverpool postmark, and has been doubled with a Rocket 150 label and First Troops by Rail cachet.

 

  • Marking the 175th anniversary of the first Troops carried by Train
  • With a 1st class Crimean War stamp
  • And a Liverpool postmark (11th March, 2006)
  • Doubled with a Rocket 150 label and cachet

 

The First Troops by Rail

The Liverpool Manchester Railway provided another first - it was the first railway to carry troops by train. On the 11th March 1831 the first troops went to Liverpool by train probably en route for Ireland to sort out the Tithe Wars.

This was a major development as never before had there been a way to transport infantry quickly from one place to another. Now, the troops could be brought right up to the front before the enemy could possibly expect them to arrive.

This development was very important in the expansion of the colonies, particularly in India, where railways allowed troops to be transported very quickly across vast expanses of difficult terrain wherever they were needed.

 

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