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Dutch railways on non-Dutch stamps



For this section my special thanks goes to Manfred Kopka who did a lot of research on these stamps. Mr Kopka died at the age of 73 on 23rd October, 2019. RIP.

Countries to choose from:
Belgium Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Central African Republic Congo Cuba Djibouti Gabon
Gambia Germany Ghana Grenada Grenadines of Grenada Grenada Carriacou & Petite Martinique Grenadines of St. Vincent: Canouan Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana
Hong Kong Ivory Coast Liberia Madagascar Marshall Islands Mongolia Mozambique Niger North Korea Paraguay
Poland Rumania Senegal Sierra Leone Solomon Islands St. Thomas and Princip Surinam (after 1975) Tchad Togo Zambia

Belgium


02-06-1996


Thalys is an international high-speed train originally built around the LGV Nord high-speed line between Paris and Brussels. This track is shared with Eurostar trains that go from Paris or Brussels to London via Lille and the Channel Tunnel and with French domestic TGV trains. Thalys serves Amsterdam and Cologne as well.

These stamps are considered to be cinderellas as they were issued by the Belgian railways.

Catalogue numbers: / SG / Mi / YT 466-467 / OBP TRV1-TRV2



Belgian Railway Stamps



17-01-1998


Thalys on Antonig viaduct.

Catalogue numbers: / SG 3413 / Mi 2787 / YT 2735 / OBP 2735



year=1998, Belgian Railway Stamp with Thalys



03-10-1998


Two stamps from a set of three. Both show Thalys. The one on the right is accompanied by Eurostar.

These stamps are considered to be cinderellas as they were issued by the Belgian railways.

Catalogue numbers: / SG / Mi / YT 471-472-473 / OBP TRV6-TRV7-YRV8



Belgian Railway Stamps 1998



22-01-2000


Thalys.

Catalogue numbers: / SG 3557 / Mi 2937 / YT 2883 / OBP 2884



year=2000, Belgian Railway Stamp with Thalys



06-10-2001


This Thalys stamp is from a sheet of twelve. The one in the right hand lower corner shows Thalys.

This stamp is considered to be a cinderella as it was issued by the Belgian railways.

Catalogue numbers: / SG / Mi / YT 490 / OBP TRV27



Belgian Railway Stamp 2001

Belgian Railway Stamp sheet 2001



14-10-2002


This Thalys stamp is from a sheet of three. The one on the left shows Thalys.

This stamp is considered to be a cinderella as it was issued by the Belgian railways.

Catalogue numbers: / SG / Mi / YT / OBP TRV29



Belgian Railway Stamp 2002

Belgian Railway Stamp sheet 2002



2006


This Thalys stamp is from a sheet. The stamp at the bottom shows Thalys.

This stamp is considered to be a cinderella as it was issued by the Belgian railways.

Catalogue numbers: / SG / Mi / YT 520 / OBP TRV50



Belgian Railway Stamp 2006

Belgian Railway Stamp sheet 2006



2007


T.E.E. (Trans Europe Express) ran between The Netherlands and Switzerland. There were five strong diesel engines that were built in 1957, three of which were owned by the Dutch Railways.

This stamp is considered to be a cinderella as it was issued by the Belgian railways.

Catalogue numbers: / SG / Mi / YT / OBP TRV53



Belgian Railway Stamp 2007

Belgian Railway Stamp sheet 2007



2010


Thalys is the high speed train which travels from Amsterdam to Paris via Antwerp and Brussels. The Dutch Railways (NS) owns two of these HSTs. Thalys' top speed is 300 kph, but that speed cannot be reached since the Dutch high speed railnetwork isn't ready yet. These trains were built in 1996-1997.

Catalogue numbers: / SG / Mi 3814 / YT 3748 / OBP



year=2010, Belgian Railway Stamp with Thalys

year=2010, Belgian Railway Stamp sheet with Thalys



15-04-2010


Thalys on the Antverpia block.

Catalogue numbers: / SG / Mi B151 / YT 139 / OBP BL181



Belgian Stamp block Antverpia 2010 with Thalys



10-05-2010


Thalys on a stamp commemorating 175 years of Belgian railways.

Catalogue numbers: / SG / Mi 4082 / YT 4017 / OBP 4036



year=2010, Belgian Stamp with Thalys



several dates


The Belgian mail service gives customers the opportunity to personalize their stamps. Over the years several railway related items have been issued by several persons, clubs, associations and the like. Let's start with a number of stamps which show Thalys.

Catalogue numbers: No entry in catalogue



year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Thalys

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Thalys

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Thalys

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Thalys

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Thalys

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Thalys



several dates


We encountered several Dutch Railway trains among the Belgian personalized stamps. From top to bottom:
Loco 706 at Maastricht Station.
The Blue Angel.
NS Double Decker.
NS train.
NS train, so called Dog's Head.


Catalogue numbers: No entry in catalogue



year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with 706

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Blue Angel

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with NS Double Decker

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with NS train

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with NS train



several dates


Furthermore I found several Dutch trams among the Belgian personalized stamps. First of all a number of Amsterdam trams.
A number of Red Cross trams: The Red Crosser, a few old city scenery stamps with trams and one Tram 767.
Some look very much the same, but differ slightly.

Catalogue numbers: No entry in catalogue



year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Amsterdam tram



several dates


Two The Hague trams and one Utrecht horse-drawn tram as personalized stamps.

Catalogue numbers: No entry in catalogue



year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with The Hague tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with The Hague tram

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Utrecht horse-drawn tram



several dates


And last but not least the locos wich appeared on the Belgian personalized stamps. From top to bottom:
Railion loco which can be seen on the Dutch rail net although it is from a company based in Germany.
One locos from the 1200 series and three as models.
One of the NS work horses.
A 1600 Series loco.
And an oldie: The 3737.
There is also a Belgian personalized stamp with an image which also appeared on a Dutch personalized stamp. It shows a train and a tram in the Hague.

Catalogue numbers: No entry in catalogue



year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with Railion loco

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with NS1200

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with NS1200 model

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with NS1200 model

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with NS1200 model

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with NS loco

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with NS 1600 loco

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with steam loco 3737

year=?, Belgian personalized stamp with train and tram in The Hague


Benin


2006


The block edge shows Thalys, the High Speed Train on the line Amsterdam - Paris.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT



Benin stamp block with Thalys, 2006




Burkina Faso


1998


The 1500 series was built by the British Rail works in Gorton in 1954.

The second stamps shows another example of the T.E.E. (Trans Europe Express)

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1599-1600 / YT 1084-1085



Burkina Faso Stamps with trains, 1998

Burkina Faso Stamp sheet with trains, 1998


Burundi


30-05-2012


A sheet with European High Speed trains. The red train on the first stamp is Thalys, running between Amsterdam and Paris.
The same train is in the block below.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1599-1600 / YT



year=2012, Burundi Stamp sheet with Thalys

year=2012, Burundi Stamp block with Thalys


Cambodia


5-7-2001


Number 3737 is the last surviving steam loco in The Netherlands which is still operational for special services.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 2211 / YT 1847



Cambodian Stamp with Dutch locomotive, 2001


Central African Republic


25-1-2000


The 1100 series was built by Alsthom (Belfort, France) in the years 1950-1956. The 1101-1150 were painted turquoise, whereas the 1151-1160 were blue. In 1971 they got the NS standard colours.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3147 / YT




Central African Republic Stamp with Dutch locomotive, 2000

Central African Republic Stamp sheet with Dutch locomotive, 2000


2011


A sheet of European HSTs contains four stamps of 650 F, the fourth of which shows Thalys.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




Central African Republic Stamp sheet with Thalys, 2011

Central African Republic Stamp with Thalys, 2011


2012


Fyra V250, built by AnsaldoBreda in Italy, was supposed to run in high speed between Amsterdam and Brussels. The order for nineteen Fyra trains was placed in May 2004 and they would be delivered before April 2007. Unfortunately AnsdaldoBreda couldn't comply, so the first trains didn't arrive until spring 2009 and contained only equipment for measuring. The HighSpeed service started 7 September 2009 at a speed of only 160 kph. and ran between Amsterdam and Rotterdam every hour during weekdays. On April 3rd 2011 the line was extended to Breda. By that time the service ran every half hour daily.
Sunday 9 December 2012 the train ran from Amsterdam to Brussels for the first time. From day one there were problems and harly any trains arrived on time. A month after the service began there were still many delays due to technical problems. 17 January 2013 the Amsterdam - Brussels line was no longer run by Fyra trains, but standard intercity trains.
A week after the Belgian Railways announced that they would no longer make use of the Fyra trains, Dutch Railways NS also made clear on 3 June 2013, that they no longer wanted to continue services with Fyra. The Dutch cabinet however first wants to know what the financial and legal consequences are, before this ultimate decision will be taken.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




Central African Republic Stamp sheet with Fyra, 2012

Central African Republic Stamp with Fyra, 2012


00-08-2012


A sheet of European HSTs contains four stamps of 900 F, the third of which shows Thalys.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3829 / YT 2498




Central African Republic Stamp sheet with Thalys, 2012

Central African Republic Stamp with Thalys, 2012


Congo


15-1-2001


Another T.E.E. train.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1565 / YT










25-11-2001


The train at the top is Thalys.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1565 / YT




year=2001, Congo Stamp with Thalys



2011


Thalys on 300 F in a minisheet of 4 stamps.
Thalys on 500 F in a minisheet of 4 stamps.
This is probably to be considered a harmful issue.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1565 / YT










09-01-2012


Thalys among other HSTs.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




Congo Stamp block with Thalys


Cuba


2007


At the same time that "54 material" was acquired, NS got eight Benelux railcars for the Amsterdam - Brussels line. They arrived in 1957 and got the numbers 1201-1208. They were built by Werkspoor.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 4899 / YT 4415







Djibouti


28-4-2000


The ICM-0 (Plan Z; Numbers 4001-4007) and ICM-1 (Numbers 4011-4050) are used for intercity traffic in the western region of the country, the so-called Randstad. The ICM-0 was built by Talbot in 1977. The ICM-1 from 1983 onwards.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 711 / YT









Gabon


10-12-2000


Plan V trains were built by Werkspoor and Talbot (Aken, Germany) in 1961.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1535-1540 / YT




Gabon Stamp 2000 Plan V train


Gambia


2003


Another one from the 1100 series

and

another T.E.E. train.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 5101-5102 / YT








Germany


18-05-1966


The electrification of the railway line Arnhem - Oberhausen was finished and inaugurated on 18th May 1966. This postcard with commemorative cancellation was issued to celebrate this event. It's a pity that the postage stamp itself is not railway related.









05-10-2006


The line Amsterdam - Basel is served by an ICE-3 train. In the direction of Basel it carries the NS logo. There is no stamp available with such a logo. Therefore this German stamp showing the right type of train but with a DB logo.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 2561 / YT







Ghana


14-01-2003


popeye pays a visit to the Dutch capital: Amsterdam and is running (?) in front of Amsterdam Central station.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT






Grenada


3-10-1984


Dutch state railways 800 series, built in England by Beyer Peacock & Co.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1329 / YT







15-3-1999


top: T.E.E. train.



















Plan T trains were produced from 1964 onwards.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3880 and 3884 / YT













5-9-2000


Plan V train (1966-1976).

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3880 and 3884 / YT









Grenadines of Grenada


13-2-1992


T.E.E.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1518 / YT







12-4-1999


Staatsspoorwegen (State Railways) 800 series.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 2871 / YT









Grenada Carriacou & Petite Martinique


08-08-2000


In the middle of the sheet: map of The Netherlands, including railway lines. The sheet was issued on the occasion of the European Football Championship in 2000.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3333-3338KB / YT




year=2000, Grenada Carriacou & Petite Martinique stamp with map of The Netherlands


Grenadines of St. Vincent: Canouan


14-10-2004


Heavy goods steam locomotive 6300 series.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




Grenadines of St.Vincent Canouan stamp with heavy goods steam loco 6300


Guinea


30-10-1998


SGM-0 (Plan Y Numbers 2001 -2015) und SGM-1 (Numbers 2021-2080) were built by Talbot in 1978-1980. They were called Sprinters.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT








2003


The Intercity 3, especially built for passenger traffic between the so-called Randstad, the mid- to north-western area of The Netherlands, and the cities in the rest of the country.
This stamp appeared on a cinderella sheet of four, called The legendary trains of the world: Les trains lťgendaire du monde. Several of these sheets were issued in 2003.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT








15-12-2006


Thalys.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




year=2006, Guinea Stamp with Thalys

year=2006, Guinea Stamp with Thalys



10-12-2012


Thalys.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




year=2012, Guinea Stamp with Thalys



18-03-2016


Thalys on a stamp and a block commemorating 35 years of HTSs.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




year=2016, Guinea Stamp with Thalys

year=2016, Guinea Stamp block with Thalys


Guinea-Bissau


01-07-2001


High Speed Train Thalys which travels from Amsterdam to Paris, though not on high speed track, at least not until 2010. Guinea-Bissau issued several sheets and blocks concerning trains on the same date.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1863-1871+1885 + ???/ YT




2001, Guinea-Bissau Stamp with Thalys

2001, Guinea-Bissau Stamp with Thalys

2001, Guinea-Bissau Stamp with Thalys

2001, Guinea-Bissau Stamp with Thalys

2001, Guinea-Bissau Stamp with Thalys




25-06-2003


High Speed Train Thalys which travels from Amsterdam to Paris, though not on high speed track, at least not until 2010. The two stamps are from a six-stamp sheet showing high speed trains.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




Guinea-Bissau Stamp with Thalys Guinea-Bissau Stamp with Thalys

Guinea-Bissau Stamp block with Thalys



2006


The international T.E.E. train.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




Guinea-Bissau Stamp with TEE



10-03-2008


This stamp block commemorates the 50th birthday of the Roman treaty. It shows the Dutch ICE, which travel from amsteram to Basel.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




Guinea-Bissau stamp with ICE


Guyana


16-11-2004


Steam locomotive 263

and

Steam loco 3700 series.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 7738 and 7755 / YT














2004


Thalys on block.

and

Steam loco 3700 series.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 7738 and 7755 / YT




Guyana Stamp with Thalys


Hong Kong


24-08-2002


Tram in Amsterdam.
This sheet was issued to commemorate the Amphilex 2002 stamp exhibition.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi B104 / YT




Hong Kong Stamp 2002 Amsterdam tram


Ivory Coast


22-11-2005


Thalys and ICE on four blocks.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




year=2005, Ivory Coast Stamp with Thalys and ICE

year=2005, Ivory Coast Stamp with Thalys and ICE

year=2005, Ivory Coast Stamp with Thalys and ICE

year=2005, Ivory Coast Stamp with Thalys and ICE


Liberia


4-5-1973


State Railways 800 series.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 870 / YT







1-9-2001


Regiorunner DD-IRM.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi block 390 with 3931 / YT









1-9-2001


TEE train (here as seen in Switzerland)

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi block 389 / YT







Madagascar


21-1-1989


T.E.E. train

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi block 97 with 1166 / YT







Marshall Islands


10-05-1990


German invasion in The Netherlands. 10 May 1940 there was a raid on Rotterdam. The stamp on the left shows tram rails and the one on the right a devastated bridge.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 303-304 / YT







Mongolia


5-4-1974

T.E.E.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 847 / YT







2000


Locomotive of the 1100 series.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3147 / YT







2001


DD-IRM stands for Doubledecker Interregio Material. They were built by Talbot (Aachen, Germany).

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3250 / YT









Mozambique


2002


Steam loco number 263

and

steam lcco 3700 series.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 2788+2792 / YT












30-09-2009


Thalys.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3214 / YT




year=2009, Mozambique Stamp with Thalys

year=2009, Mozambique Stamp sheet with Thalys



30-09-2009


Thalys.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3198 / YT




year=2009, Mozambique Stamp sheet with Thalys

year=2009, Mozambique Stamp with Thalys





2010


Sheet with European High Speed Trains: Thalys on the third stamp (middle left).










Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 4186-4191KB / YT








20-02-2013


Thalys.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi B716 / YT




year=2013, Mozambique Stamp sheet with Thalys

year=2013, Mozambique Stamp with Thalys



2014


Sheet with European High Speed Trains. But the Dutch train is a so-called regiorunner, which isn't really an HST.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT










10-05-2016


Sheet with European High Speed Trains. This time another odd man out. The Ansaldo Breda built Fyra wasn't fast at all. It had so many shortcomings, that it was taken off service.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT










10-08-2016


Thalys in Belgium. Thalys serves the line Amsterdam - Paris.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




year=2016, Mozambique Stamp sheet with Thalys

year=2016, Mozambique Stamp with Thalys



2019


Thalys on the stamp itself. Thalys serves the line Amsterdam - Paris.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




year=2019, Mozambique Stamp sheet with Thalys


Niger


02-12-1999


Thalys.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1755 / YT








26-10-2015


Thalys on sheet.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1755 / YT




year=2015, Niger Stamp with Thalys

North Korea


5-11-2004


Regiorunner DD-IRM.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 4830 / YT









Paraguay


24-12-1979


Benelux train.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3253 / YT







Poland


18-5-1989


Polish troops were employed during operation Market Garden during the Second World War. In an attempt to free The Netherlands from the German occupation , many of them were killed at Arnhem, when the wrong bridge was bombed (A Bridge Too Far). The stamp shows railway lines in the Arnhem area.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3223 / YT







Rumania


5-3-2004


German ICE trains also run on the Dutch railway network.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 5803 / YT







Senegal


23-07-1999


Thalys.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 5803 / YT




year=1999, Senegal Stamp with Thalys

year=1999, Senegal Stamp sheet with Thalys


Sierra Leone


15-01-2001


Queen Wilhelmina's entry in Amsterdam. Tram rails are visible.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 5803 / YT




year=2001, Sierra Leone Stamp with tram rails


Solomon Islands


2013


Block with our Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. The $35.00 stamp shows Thalys at Amsterdam Central Station.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT








28-11-2014


Thalys.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




year=2014, Solomon Islands Stamp sheet with Thalys

year=2014, Solomon Islands Stamp with Thalys

year=2014, Solomon Islands Stamp block with Thalys



26-06-2015


Thalys NS number 4331 or 4332.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT










2017


Mini sheet with four stamps, one of which shows Dutch train V250, which is no longer in service for it was sent back to Ansaldo Breda in Italy. There was too much wrong with this train.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT









St. Thomas and Princip


2003


Trains from the 1600 series.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT











2003



Thalys.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT















01-04-2003



Tram line 61 car 5026 (SIG 1983) in Utrecht.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi2290 and 2350 (in block 463) / YT




year=2003, St. Thomas and Princip Stamp with tram

year=2003, St. Thomas and Princip Stamp sheet with tram

year=2003, St. Thomas and Princip Stamp block with tram




04-02-2008


10.000 Db stamp: Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam
on a sheet with 5.000 Db, 10.000 Db (twice), 15.000 Db (twice) and 30.000 Db.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 3380 / YT




year=2008, St. Thomas and Princip Stamp sheet with bridges

year=2008, St. Thomas and Princip Stamp with erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam




Surinam (after 1975)


5-6-1985


Steam train from the 3700 series

and

a frontrunner (koploper)

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi 1138-1139 / YT








Tchad


30-10-2001


Regiorunner

and

ICE-train

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi Block 328 / YT




year=2001, Tchad Stamp with ICE



22-06-2001


Thalys.


Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi / YT




year=2001, Tchad Stamp sheet with Thalys

year=2001, Tchad Stamp with Thalys


Togo


20-02-2012


Thalys is the third stamp (lower right hand corner)on a sheet of European high speed trains.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi Block 700 / YT




year=2012, Togo Stamp sheet with Thalys

year=2012, Togo Stamp sheet with Thalys


Zambia


2-6-1997


Steam loco of the 6500 series. They were built by Henschel and Schwatzkopf in Germany. Henschel delivered locos 6301 - 6310 in 1930, Schwartzkopf 6311 - 6322 a year later.

Catalogue numbers: SG / Mi Block 700 / YT









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