Bernese Alps
Jungfrau Rack Railway

The Jungfrau Rack Railway is an 1,000 mm gauge rack railway, which runs 9 kilometres from the Kleine Scheidegg (2'061 m) to the highest railway station in Europe at Jungfraujoch (3'454 m). The railway runs from the Eigergletscher station (2'320 m) to the Jungfraujoch station within the Jungfrau Tunnel, built into the Eiger and Mönch mountains and containing the two intermediate stations Eigerwand (2'864 m) and Eismeer (3'180 m). The two stations are caverns and offers views out from the mountain and down to the valley.

Switzerland 2006 Panorama Jungfrau railway line to Jungfraujoch

At August 1th in the year 1912 the railway station of the Jungfrau Railway on the Jungfraujoch was inaugurated. The Jungfraujoch is a col between the mountains Mönch and Jungfrau. It is the lowest point on the mountain ridge between Mönch and Jungfrau and at this place is the railway station is located.

The Jungfrau Railway is connected with the Wengeneralp Railway. The Wengeneralp Railway links the Kleine Scheidegg with the villages Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. 


www.mountainstamp.com Jungfraujoch train station Jungfrau  railway stamp

Switzerland 1962, Golden Jubilee of Jungfrau Railway"


Switzerland 1962, maximum-card (not official).
Postmark of Jungfraujoch post-office at the date of the Golden Jubilee of the Jungfrau Railway.  

The stamp and card show the old "Touristenhaus" (originally built in 1912), buildings of the trainstation on Jungfraujoch and the Sphinx at 3'569 m. The mountain in the background is Mt. Mönch.

The buildings on Jungfraujoch caught fire and burned down completely in the 1972. New tourist facilities were opened in 1987 and the railway station was enlarged between 1990-1991.  


www.mountainstamp.com Jungfraubahn stamp Jungfrau railway stamp

Dominica 1991, Eiger Ambassador-Express.
The Eiger Ambassador-Express is a historic train of the Jungfrau Railway, which can be hired.
(Locomotive HE 2/2 No, 11, Wagon B17 and B13, built 1912)


www.mountainstamp.com Jungfrau

Switzerland 2012, "Jungfrau Railway Centenary".
Mount Jungfrau in the background.


Switzerland 2012. "Jungfrau Railway Centenary" sheet.
The illustration shows the Sphinx Observatory at 3'571 metres and the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Switzerland 2012, Official maximum card of Swiss Post.
The Sphinx Observatory at 3'571 metres in the foreground.
View towards Aletsch glacier.

Japan 2014
The Jungfrau-Rack-Railway (between Wengen and Kleine Scheidegg) Mount Jungfrau (left) and Silberhorn.
The stamp was issued in the sheet
 "150 Years Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan".


Bernese Alps