The Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) is one of the largest railways in the world.
The BAM departs in Tayseht about 1'000 kilometres west of the Lake Baikal and is traversing for 4'324 km kilometres Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East and ends in Sovetskaya Gavan at the Russia’s Pacific coast.
The railway negotiates 7 mountain ranges, 11 alpine rivers, runs over 142 bridges of more then 100 metres lenght, it passes more then 200 railway stations and runs true the 15.3 kilometres long Severo-Muysky Tunnel. For almost half of its length, it runs through the permafrost, where winter temperatures can plummet to −76° F (−60° C).
Russia 1981, Baikal-Amur Main Line.
Russia 2014, Baikal-Amur Main Line.
The stamp depicts the locomotive “Ermak” with a mountainous landscape in the background.
The First Day Cover shows the original panoramic view besides this cropped version of the miniaturesheet. The landscape along the railway-line shown on the miniaturesheet and FDC is unknown. (please contact).