Achensee Railway 14.06.2023

Achenseebahn special stamp

Opened in 1889, the nostalgic Achensee Railway with its steam locomotives is a popular tourist attraction.

Over a distance of 6.76 kilometres, the metre-gauge Achenseebahn Railway runs on adhesion and toothed rails. Only the steam-powered locomotives no. 1, 2, 3 and 4 built in 1888/89 are used. The steep section from Jenbach station to Eben is mastered with the cogwheel drive, with the locomotive pushing the train. Afterwards, the locomotive is placed in front of the train and pulls it to the final destination. Initially, the railway line ended 400 metres before the pier at Seespitz, and the passengers' luggage was transported to the ships on a roller conveyor. Only since 1916 has the railway run to its current terminus at the docking pier on Lake Achensee.

Value: 3.00 Euro
First day of issue: 15.07.2023
Stamp size: 42.00 x 33.35 mm
Graphic design: Peter Sinawehl
Printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V.
offset printing
Quantity: 200,000 stamps on sheets of 50 stamps

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