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Friday, February 1, 2013

AUSTRIA - Semmering Railway

"The Semmering Railway, built over 41 km of high mountains between 1848 and 1854, is one of the greatest feats of civil engineering from this pioneering phase of railway building. The high standard of the tunnels, viaducts and other works has ensured the continuous use of the line up to the present day. It runs through a spectacular mountain landscape and there are many fine buildings designed for leisure activities along the way, built when the area was opened up due to the advent of the railway." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Single View



Thank you so much Andrea for adding this card to my collection! =)


Postcard 2: Multi View





Anita shares "The Semmering Railway was the first railway which was built over a mountain. It has 14 tunnels, 16 viaducts, 100 curved stone bridges and 11 small iron bridges. It is a harmonious combination of technology and nature."

Thank you so much Anita for this wonderful postcard with 12-12-12 postmark!
My sons love the trains! *they love watching Thomas the Train these days*
Both also dream of riding the train one day.
We don't have one here in the province... yet.


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