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New Stamps from Switzerland

125 Years of the Brienz Rothorn Railway 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 … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Switzerland

Gottardo 2016 Two special stamps with a gutter document a strengthened sense of togetherness. The Gotthard Base tunnel is opening up new prospects for the north and south. At 57 kilometres in length, it is a world-re- cord-breaking tunnel. 28,200,000 tonnes of … Continue reading

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