|On 2 April 2005, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Locomotives. The issue comprises four stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitaliu Pogolşa. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.|
ABOUT THE THEME
CFM (Calea Ferată din Moldova, which means 'Moldovan Railway' in Romanian) is the only railway operator in the Republic of Moldova, that is responsible for passenger and cargo transportation, as well as the railway infrastructure maintenance, within the country. It is the successor of MZhD, a subdivision of the USSR railway. The total length of the network managed by CFM (as of 2009) is 1232 km, of which 1218 km are 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in) (broad gauge), and 14 km are 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) (standard gauge). The entire network is single track and is not electrified. It borders the Romanian railway network, with a 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in) /1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) break-of-gauge in the west, and the Ukrainian one in the east. Read more..
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Steam Locomotive (Type ER)
Shunting Locomotive (Type CME3)
The CKD ČME3 is six axle diesel locomotive with electric transmission built by ČKD. The class were used primarily for heavy shunting (4000 tons). Units have been operated by Russia, Belarus, Ukraine (as class ЧМЭ3, transliteration ChME3) and other ex-Soviet bloc countries, in Czechoslovakia (as class T669, later as ŽSR 770 and ČD 770 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic), on industrial railways in Poland (S200), in Albania (HSH T669.1), Iraq (DES 3101), Syria (LDE 1500) and in India (DEC 120). Read more..This article uses material from the Wikipedia article 'ChME3', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
Diesel Locomotive (Type D 777-3)
Mainline Locomotive (Type 3TE10M)
TE10 (Russian: ТЭ10) is a Russian diesel-electric locomotive. The name of this locomotive (ТЭ10) is from тепловоз с электрической передачей, тип 10, which translate to 'diesel-electric locomotive type 10.' Read more..This article uses material from the Wikipedia article 'TE10', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)