US 1950 Railroad Engineers ; "Casey" Jones 3c. Scott. 993

US 1950 Railroad Engineers ;

Series: Railroad Engineers Issue

Stamp details: "Casey" Jones and Locomotives of 1900 and 1950

Issued date: 29-04-1950 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 993
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 990
Michel (Germany): 611
Yvert et Tellier (France): 540

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Violet brown
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Railway, Train, Locomotive, Transports

Total print: 122,315,000 (estimate)

Description:- John Luther "Casey" Jones (1863-1900) was an American railroader who was killed when his passenger train collided with a stalled freight train at Vaughan, Mississippi. Jones was a locomotive engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad, based in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi. He was noted for his exceptionally punctual schedules, which sometimes required a degree of risk, though this was not a factor on his fatal last journey. However, there is some disagreement about the sequence of events on that night, April 2930, 1900.