Commemorative postage stamp for the Jungfrau Railway Centenary

The Swiss Post has issued a special stamp to commemorate the Jungfrau Railway Centenary. The stamp was launched on the Jungfraujoch on 9 March 2012.

50 philatelists visited the Jungfraujoch on 9 March and had their first-day covers signed by graphic artist, Raphael Schenker, who designed the stamp. The stamp depicts a Jungfrau Railway train in front of the Jungfrau massif. The stamp can be ordered online at www.post.ch/philashop. It is also available at all Swiss post offices and philatelic sales points, including Europe’s highest-altitude post office on the Jungfraujoch. The postage value of the stamp is CHF 1.00.

The issue of this commemorative stamp is just one of over 80 activities that are being carried out to celebrate the Jungfrau Railway Centenary. On 21 February 1912, Italian miners used a massive charge of dynamite to make the breakthrough to daylight on the Jungfraujoch. They completed the construction of the railway tunnel through the rock of the Eiger and Mönch to the highest-altitude railway station in Europe. The Jungfraujoch station was officially opened on 1 August 1912.

published 14.03.2012

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