Norwegian Railways in Philately

   NORWAY: Birth Anniversaries 17.10.1986  
Click to enlargeThe stamp shows a portrait and the signature of Engebret Soot (1786-1859) adjacent to an early canal lock. Soot was an engineer and technical designer and is mostly known as a builder of canals and canal locks. In connection with one of his projects, the Soot Canal, he also constructed a small horse-drawn railway, called the "Grasmo Railway". This line was operational until 1938 between Mortsjølungen and Tvillingtjern in eastern Norway.

Catalogue Nos.: Sc 899 / SG 988 / Mi 957 / YT 913 / NK 1005

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