Viljandi-Tallinn railway centenary


Railway stamps:

17.10.1996 - Pärnu-Valga

Date of Issue : June 30, 2000
Designer : Tarmo Tali
Denomination : 4 kr 50 s
Perforation : 14:13¾
Sheet Content : 50 Stamps (5 x 10)
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 619 900
Order Number : 195-05-2000
First Day Cover Number : 2000-11
Eesti Post : Centenary of the arrival of the first narrow-gauge train in Tallinn

The narrow-gauge railway from Viljandi to Tallinn was built in 1898-1900. The first train from Viljandi arrived in Tallinn on June 18, 1900, creating a railway link between the capital and southern Estonia. The train was pulled by a Belgian-built 0-3-0 type steam engine, which had a maximum speed of 20 kph. Such engines were used in Estonia until 1917

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