Issue Date: 01/02/2011
Issue Name: Classic Locomotives of England - Peckett Type R2
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The first of Royal Mail's four "Classic Locomotives" issues, the Classic Locomotives of England sees us celebrate four of the most iconic and well known English locomotives. Here we celebrate the Peckett Type R2 in all its glory. With a set of Royal Mail's Classic Locomotives of England stamps, and a specially designed "Classic Locomotives", Bristol postmark (01/02/2011). Featuring original artwork by fantastic railway artist John Wigston, limited numbers have personally signed by the railway artist. A lasting tribute to a locomotive legend.
Peckett Type R2
Second in our series of four, this cover celebrates the Peckett Type R2. This Peckett 1689, named Thor was built in 1925 for the Tunnel Cement company of West Thurrock, Essex. The locomotive spent its entire life at Thurrock – where the photo was taken, and it was scrapped there in March 1965.
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Sir John Wigston is a member of the Guild of Railway Artists and has signed this lovely cover for us.