Central African Republic 1963 Projected Railway from Douala

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 1st December 1963
  • four values
  • Designed and engraved by Albert Decaris
  • Printed by: ITVF, France
  • Print process: recess
  • stamp format height 31mm x width 51½mm (20f, 100f), or height 51½mm x width 31mm (25f, 50f)
  • Perforations: 13 x 13
  • designs show French or American diesel locomotives /railcars in use in Africa in the early 1960s
  • the set notes a railway which has never existed (Central African Republic has no railways even in the 21st century)
  • the 20f has a design error, in that the Renault Railcar has twice the correct number of wheels

20f - Renault ABJ-6 Railcar
25f - rear end of Renault ABJ-6 Railcar
50f - Alsthom model BB500 diesel-electric locomotive
100f - Whitcomb diesel locomotive