maandag 31 maart 2014

Sunday stamps: Public Transport

I just added my belated contribution to last week's Sunday stamps, # 163: Farm animals, showing Dutch cow stamps.

Hopefully I'm not too late for this Sunday's Sunday Stamps # 164, themed 'Buses and Public Transportation', as I like a lot to travel by bus, train and tram and 'thus' love to see - and share - stamps showing public transport.

Here are some train (respectively train station) stamps which I received by postcrossing:

From Finland:

From Brazil:

From Taiwan:

From Ukraine:

From Latvia:

And one I've sent out some time ago, from the Netherlands:

By the way, the last shown I've sent to Ravindra in Sri Lanka. He is collecting postcards showing trains. And besides train postcards, he receives a lot of train stamps, too. You can enjoy marvellous stamps on his blog 'Discover the World on Trains'.

3 opmerkingen:

  1. You are not too late! Welcome aboard!

  2. I guess this theme is a favourite of yours. I like the railway stations, but I love most the last one. Railroad yards are very special places; I like to take pictures of them (but in Spain it's forbidden). How do you say "railroad yard"? In Catalan we use a word I love: 'platja de vies' which means, literally "beach of rails". Don't you like it?

  3. Yes, you're right, it's one of my favourite themes!
    I already replied to your question about the Dutch translation of 'Platja de vies' (nice term indeed!), but I thought it over and still think it a little hard to translate, as we don't name (nor see) these places often in daily life, and wikipedia gives several terms, which differ a bit from each other. However, I see that in English there are different terms/yards, too :-)
    Dutch: spoorweg emplacement; rangeerterrein; opstelterrein.
    English (also depending on which country's English and which function / mechanism): rail yard, classification yard, marshalling yard, freight yard, sorting yards, hump yard, flat yard, gravity yard...

    Pfew.... I'm glad I'm not a railroad logistics worker, there's too much specialist information for just one already-filled-brain :-)

    By the way, I love to take pictures of these, too. I don't know if it's forbidden in our country - I think it isn't, but they usually are hard to approach by foot for safety reasons. And out of the train you (at least I) cannot take good-enough pictures...