Black 5 in the USA.

Fred2179G

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This image is now all over the USA in the Post Offices advertizing the new stamps. The Golden Spike 150th stamps are quite attractive.

 
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PhilP

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How much does a set come in at? - I can't get access to see at the moment? :(:mad:
 
PhilP

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Thank you Fred.
I might see if they do a 'cover'?
 
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This image is now all over the USA in the Post Offices advertizing the new stamps. The Golden Spike 150th stamps are quite attractive.

Why would they show a Black5 on USA stamp or promotion bumf?
Is it that their loco recognition is as bad as the Beeb and various film companies who frequentky show totally inappropriate trains and rolling stock.
 
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Because they know real class when they see it
 
Fred2179G

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Is it that their loco recognition is as bad as
Bingo. [Or worse]
You also have to realise that (a) very few americans have ever travelled by train and (b) steam trains died in the 1950s, so anyone below retirement age never saw a real steam engine.
 
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Why would they show a Black5 on USA stamp or promotion bumf?
Is it that their loco recognition is as bad as the Beeb and various film companies who frequentky show totally inappropriate trains and rolling stock.
Because although the Artist for the stamps knew what they were doing.. The 'artist' for the promo. web-site didn't! :(:rolleyes::shake:
 
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Because although the Artist for the stamps knew what they were doing.. The 'artist' for the promo. web-site didn't! :(:rolleyes::shake:
Pretty normal - same reason that the 'jet powered' Batmobile generated wheelspin in the films :eek: :eek:
 
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Pretty normal - same reason that the 'jet powered' Batmobile generated wheelspin in the films :eek: :eek:
That was because the bat mobile used a drive chain to the wheels to make them turn, a bit like a Hercules C-130, which is jet powered having propellers.
 
Scot Lawrence

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Why would they show a Black5 on USA stamp or promotion bumf?
Is it that their loco recognition is as bad as the Beeb and various film companies who frequentky show totally inappropriate trains and rolling stock.
yes, sadly that is literally the reason.
"Find a photo of a train we can use on this poster." - done.

My hometown, Waverly NY, did the same thing with their official village logo.
Waverly was on the mainline of the Erie railroad, a very historic and important American railroad.

If you had to pick an image to represent the Erie you might pick this:

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or this:
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Here is the logo Waverly created:

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Its a very tiny 0-4-4T commuter Forney, of the type that ran on the New York City elevated commuter lines..
Waverly is no where near New York City, and nothing like that ever ran on the Erie.
it was simply a case of "draw a steam engine for this logo" - done. :(

Scot
 
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yes, sadly that is literally the reason.
"Find a photo of a train we can use on this poster." - done.

My hometown, Waverly NY, did the same thing with their official village logo.
Waverly was on the mainline of the Erie railroad, a very historic and important American railroad.

If you had to pick an image to represent the Erie you might pick this:

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or this:
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Here is the logo Waverly created:

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Its a very tiny 0-4-4T commuter Forney, of the type that ran on the New York City elevated commuter lines..
Waverly is no where near New York City, and nothing like that ever ran on the Erie.
it was simply a case of "draw a steam engine for this logo" - done. :(

Scot
Perhaps the big buggers wouldn't fit in the available space