Dec 29, 2011

Taiwan FDC on "100th Anniversary of the Alishan Forest Railway"

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100th Anniversary of the Alishan Forest Railway

Date of Issue : 25 December 2011

The Beimen to Erwanping section of Alishan Forest Railway was officially opened to traffic on December 25, 1912. Along with the mountain’s sacred trees, sunrise, sunset, and sea of clouds, the railway is one of the “Five Wonders of Alishan.” The Alishan Forest Railway was once a very busy train track because of logging on the mountain.

The souvenir sheet has a bright color scheme with mountains and a route map in the background. Four different trains are featured.
NT$25 stamp : A train pulled by a No.31 steam engine passing through flowering cherry trees
NT$5 stamp : A train headed by a diesel engine, is coming out of the No.1 tunnel
On the sheet there is a train on the No.13 Bridge over the Niuchou River and a train being pulled by the No. 25 steam engine. With its images of trains traversing the forest, the sheet is imbued with a great sense of dynamism. The beautiful golden emblem on the upper left corner signifies the railway’s glorious service over the last hundred years.

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