This cover commemorates the opening of the railway line from Beira, on the coast of Mozambique, to Salisbury in Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe).
Date of Issue: 22nd May 1969
- Top left: Locomotive, 2-foot gauge, 1899
- Top right: Locomotive, 7th class, 1904
- Bottom left: Garratt class 15A, 1950
- Bottom right: Diesel electric, class 2, 1955
The stamps were cancelled at Salisbury Station. Salisbury is now known as Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.
The cover is an official first day cover from Rhodesia Post Office. The cachet on the cover depicts the coat of arms of Rhodesia Railways.
The insert to the cover is printed on heavy card. It provides details of these locomotives. Click the image below for easier reading.
Thanks to: Pete for this cover.