Sunday, 22 November 2015

Austria: Semmering Railway

On Friday I got three cards: one from Austria, one from the USA and one from Germany.

The card from Austria shows the Semmering Railway in the Austrian State of Styria. The Semmering Railway was built between 1848 and 1854 under Carl von Ghega and is the first mountain railway in Europe built with a standard gauge track. On the 41km long line there are 14 tunnels, 16 viaducts and more than 100 bridges. Today it is still in use as part of the Southern Railway of the Austrian Federal Railways. Since 1998 is the Semmering Railway on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Christmas Tree (issued 13-11-2015)
with First Day Special Postmark

Thank You very much Marco!

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