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100 Years of the World's Oldest Railway Society
The SLS was instrumental in preserving the ex-LBSCR locomotive Gladstone for preservation. It organises events around the country and has one of the finest archives of railway history in the world. It is also believed to be the world's largest railway society.
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, we released this superb cover:
The painting was commissioned JUST for this cover and was created by one of the world's leading railway artists, John Wigston.
The cover is postmarked at Darlington in honour of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, founded by George Stephenson. The postmark is official and shows the Society logo.
It is difficult to do justice to the gold blocking in the picture above, but the real cover looks sensational. The SLS logo is highlighted in gold block (which shines!).
This is a small number
The 56p genuine GB stamp shows George Stephenson himself. It was issued by Royal Mail on 10th March 2009 as part of a tribute to "Pioneers of the Industrial Revolution".
The back of the cover is all about the Stephenson Locomotive Society, its history and what it does today.
Our Designer Says:
"With such an unusual painting, I wanted to do the artwork justice. My main objective was to design a bold cover, that collectors and the SLS would be pleased to own."
Izzy Fraser Underhill
This cover was automatically reserved for members of our Railway Cover Club.
The Stephenson Locomotive Society
The Stephenson Locomotive Society organises local meetings and events around the country.
It owns an extensive library, including photographic and drawings collections. The SLS also publishes books and the famous Stephenson Locomotive Society Journal.
The SLS also has a collection of historic locomotive nameplates and has it's own railway archive material on loan to museums.
It was founded in 1909 for the study of rail transport and locomotives. Since the start, SLS has attracted professional locomotive engineers including William Stanier, Oliver Bulleid and André Chapelon.
In 1927, the SLS purchased the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway B1 Class steam locomotive Gladstone for preservation. In 1959, when the Society celebrated its Golden Jubilee , SLS donated Gladstone to the British Transport Commission, the predecessor of the National Railway Museum.
The SLS are custodians of an historic miniature steam locomotive Orion, constructed to run on 9½in (241mm) gauge track, based on the London & North Western Railway Webb Compound design.
Quick Facts: Stephenson Locomotive Society cover is a Commemorative Cover Issue date : 10th March 2009
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