Israel 2011 The Valley Railway

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 6th December 2011
  • one value
  • Design: Ronen Goldberg and Tuvia Kurz
  • Printed by: Joh Enschedé Stamps, Netherlands, in sheets of 10 stamps and 5 tabs with enlarged top border
  • stamp format height 30mm (50mm with tab) x width 40mm
  • Perforations: 13.9 x 13.25

2.60sh ~ children in Jezreel Valley waving to passing train hauled by Hartmann 2-8-2 steam engine
tab: Kfar Yehoshua Station (Ottoman period, recently restored)
Line constructed 1903-1906, as a branch line from the main Hijaz Railway to the port of Haifa, running through the Jezreel Valley. Closed 1951
It is presently being re-constructed between Haifa East and Beit She'an. The official FDC depicts a route map and locomotive 152 at Beit Yosef in 1930s

sheet stamp and First Day Cover

tab single
First Day Cover

sheet of ten

sheet of ten