Sunday, 14 May 2017

Switzerland: Rhaetian Railway

On Tuesday I got two postcards from Switzerland.

The two cards show viaducts of the Rhaetian Railway. The Rhaetian Railway is a railway operator in the Swiss Canton of Graubünden and the largest private railway operator in Switzerland. It features an impressive set of structures which were all built in perfect harmony with the landscapes through which they pass. Its construction had a major and lasting socio-economic impact on life in the mountains. The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula and Bernina Landscapes is since 2008 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The first one shows the Landwasser Viaduct. The Landwasser Viaduct was built between 1901 and 1902. It is a signature structure of the Albula Railway.


Stamp:
Baby Animals (from set of four) (issued 23-02-2017)


The second one shows the Brusio Spiral Viaduct. The Brusio Spiral Viaduct is in use since 1908. It is a signature structure of the Bernina Railway.


Stamp:
Baby Animals (from set of four) (issued 23-02-2017)


Thank You very much Joanna!

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