Pinzgau Local Railway 15.05.2024

Special stamp Pinzgau

This narrow-gauge railway with Bosnian gauge traverses the Salzburg Upper Pinzgau region with some historical vehicles.

The Pinzgau Local Railway, also known as the Krimml Railway, opened in 1898 and connects Zell am See with Krimml over a distance of 53 kilometers. It is operated by Salzburg Linien Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH. Due to severe flood damage along the railway line running through the Salzach valley, a rail replacement bus service has been in operation on part of the route since 2021. After extensive refurbishment work, the entire route is expected to be accessible by train again from 2025. The railway line also features historical passenger carriages and locomotives, such as the steam locomotives Mh. 3 (Ds 3) from 1906 and JZ 73-019 (Ds 9) from 1913, and, as depicted on the stamp, nostalgic diesel locomotives of the 2095 series from 1958 and 1961. Points of interest in the area include the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Krimml Waterfalls.

Series: Railways
Value: 1.50 euros
Day of issue: 09.05.2024
First day of issue: 5700 Zell am See
Stamp size: 42.00 x 33.35 mm
Graphic design: Peter Sinawehl
Printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V.
Printing technique: combination printing
Quantity: 230,000 stamps on sheets of 50 units each