Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Czech Republic 2017 - Historical Vehicles: Railroad Mail Car

COUNTRY: Czech Republic
ISSUE DATE: 15 February 2017
STAMP SIZE: 40 x 23 mm

Vintage Fk 5-1401 car.
The Fk-series car was the typical type of railroad cars common in the interwar era. Its design was based on the type with gas lighting, built in the early 20th century. Electric lighting was introduced in the mid-1920s. The Fk-series car was a two-axle mail car of an obsolete design with a wooden body structure, designed as a railroad mail car for passenger trains travelling on side and local routes with the maximum running speed of 60 km/h. The car had axles with friction bearings, a compressed-air brake and circulation steam heating. The underframe was made of rolled sectional bars, the wooden structure of the body was plated on the outside. The car was divided into a room for dispatching mail bags and a storage room. Cars in this series were produced until 1933. They differ in certain details based on the year of manufacturing and the manufacturer.

Stamp images and description thanks to Česká pošta