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"125 years of the Brienz Rothorn railway"
Issue date: 11th May 2017

The Brienz Rothorn railway (BRB) was commissioned in 1892, just 15 months after construction work began. At the time, it was the highest steam-powered rack railway in the world. The fascination with this railway remains to this day. 

The stamp was issued in sheets of 8 stamps and imprinted on a postal stationery card.

The illustration of the sheet shows a view of the mountain panorama – on a clear day, you can see over 693 Alpine peaks from the Brienzer Rothorn.

 

Switzerland 2017 Brienzer Rothorn stamp sheet

 

 

postal stationery card (front and backside).
The original poster of the opening in 1892 provides the basis for the picture postcard.

 

 

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