The Southern Railway today launched a ‘philatelic exhibition on wheels’, which will go to all major cities across south India showcasing the history, growth and heritage of Indian Railways.
The week-long exhibition would cover major cities of all the six divisions of the Southern Railway, its General Manager Deepak Krishnan, told reporters here on Tuesday.
He said the exhibition train, comprising three AC coaches would display ‘very rare and unique’ collection of stamps and cancellation covers by renowned philatelist Mohammed Mujibullah, Heritage Assistant, Eastern Railway.
The stamps portrayed important events like developments of railroad, horse-drawn carriages, birth of steam locomotives, metro trains, monorails, super-speed trains, rolling stocks and stations among others, he said.
Mr. Mujibullah said the collection comprised of several stamps from 156 countries including that of rare postal currency of the US way back in 1816 and the exhibition was expected to enter into Guinness book of world records.
Keywords: History on wheels