Railway Reverses 2

This remarkable badge was issued by the Revolutionary Committee of the No. 2 Machinery Bureau in Tianjin.

The reverse bears a lively image of a steam locomotive speeding past an industrial skyline beneath highly stylized clouds. Above the clouds the reverse depression has been formed as a five-petalled plum blossom, with a railway-themed inscription, "The people's revolution under the guidance of Mao Zedong Thought is the front of the train driving history forward".


The obverse is equally remarkable, with a large Shaoshan located centrally and directly above Tiananmen instead of being placed to one side; and the whole design has been executed in unusually high relief by a die cutter of exceptional skill, e.g. the sides of Pagoda Hill and the hammer and sickle on the flag below Zunyi.


64mm   17.4g

Copy of P1040272 Copy of P1040274

See also: Trains