Monday, April 6, 2009

Semmering Railway, Austria

Austria-7, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The Semmering railway, Austria, which starts at Gloggnitz and leads over the Semmering to Mürzzuschlag was the first mountain railway in Europe built with a standard gauge track. It is commonly referred to as the world's first true mountain railway, given the very difficult terrain and the considerable altitude difference that was mastered during its construction. It is still fully functional as a part of the Austrian Southern Railway.

The postcard shows the Viaduct over the "Adlitzgraben".
158 m long, 21 feet high, 8 sheets.


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