Epelsa - Mobba issues 2OO1
( 4 ). Locomotora 030, 2577 - M.Z.A. 454 (1882)
( 4 ). Steam locomotive 030, 2577 - "M.Z.A." 454 (1882)
of issue :
1st know date of use : 19.04.01, Phil. Service )
||47 x 26 mm.
- Format type 3
adhesive - multicoloured
||6 ( Mobba
and Epelsa 4 (1), 5 (2),
6 (2) digits )
( Available printing
varieties in the date of issue )
and Printer :
Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda
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Fourth issue of the
ATM set that during 2001 is dedicated to the Railways history in Spain.
The second great Railway
Society that was created in Spain as a result of the Law of Railways
of 1855 was the Compañía de los
Ferrocarriles de Madrid a Zaragoza y Alicante - M.Z.A.
( Railways Company from Madrid to Zaragoza and Alicante ).
This new Railway Company
was constituted in 1856 also with French majority capital, supported by
the bankers Rothschild, the French Credit
Society Gran Central and the Spanish
it was born of the union of two already existing companies : the M.A.
- Compañía del Ferrocarril de Madrid
a Almansa ( Railway Company from Madrid to Almansa ) and the
Ferrocarril de Almansa a Alicante
( Railway from Almansa to Alicante ). In the following years M.Z.A.
annexed other small Railway Companies, the 1892 inaugurated the new Station
of Atocha in Madrid, the 1898 took place the fusion with the T.B.F.
- Ferrocarril de Tarragona-Barcelona-Francia
( Tarragona-Barcelona-France Railway ) and
in 1929, in the occasion of the International Exhibition of Barcelona,
inaugurates the Station of France, one of
the greatest of Europe and pride of the Company.
constructed by the German company Hartmann
( Sächsische Maschinenfabrik Vormals Richard
Hartmann, A.G., Chemnitz ) between 1882 and 1890 for the T.B.F.
machines num. 227 to 258 ), 32 steam locomotives 030 of this
model goes to the M.Z.A. Company in
1891 ( new numeration : 454 to 485 ) and finally in 1941 to RENFE
( new numeration : 2577 to 2608 ).
locomotive Hartmann 030/2597 (1883)
We show here some examples
of Cards with the ATM issue Railways - 4.
locomotive Hartmann 030-2604 ( 1886 )
locomotive Hartmann 030-2605. ( 1890 )
As for the other ATM
issues in Spain, there is no First
Day Covers- FDCs,
or commemorative cancellations.
030, 2103 / 141, 2040 ?
The first group of digits in
the denomination of the locomotives makes reference to the number and
disposition of axles : The first number is the front free axles
; the second, the number of connected axles ; third, the rear
free axles. The second group of numbers is the numeration, that
is made after the number of cylinders. Then, the locomotive 030
- 2103 mean that it's a machine with no front free axles, 3 connected
axles and no rear free axles. It has 2 cylinders and his number is 103...
the ATM !