Rhaetian Railway

In the year 2008 the Rhaetian Railway of the Albula/Bernina area was added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Albula line (opened 1903) links the village Thusis with St. Moritz and the Bernina line (opened 1910) links St. Moritz with the city of Tirano in Italy crossing the Bernina Pass.


Switzerland 1949, Landwasser Viaduct.
Locomotive: Ge 6/6 "Krokodil".

The Landwasser Viaduct over the Landwasser River is situated between the trainstations Schmitten and Filisur. The bridge with six arches is 65 metres high and 136 metres long.

The village Schmitten is shown as illustration:
Liberia 2018, "US President Trump visits Davos, Switzerland".


Italy 2010, Landwasser Viaduct.
(Locomotive Ge 4/4 II.


Japan 2014, Locomotive ABe 4/4 of the Rhaetian Railway.

The picture has been taken at the bridge over the Cascata da Bernina, a series of smaller waterfalls on the Bernina River (close to the Morteratsch trainstation). The mountain in the background is known as Piz Albris (3'166 m).

The stamp was issued in the series
"150 Years Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan".


Bernina Pass.
The train runs from Ospizio Bernina along the Lago Bianco towards the Lagalp train station.

This and other panoramic view from the Bernina pass with identified peaks you can see here.


Zambia 2005
The train (Locomotive ABe 4/4) runs from south on the Bernina Pass at Lago Bianco towards the Bernina Hospiz station.


Switzerland Bernina Express stamp issued by Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 2017, Bernina Express.
The train runs from Lagalp station towards Ospizio Bernina (the viewpoint is at lake Pitschen). The mountain at the right is Piz Albris (3'166 m), which is also shown on the Japanese stamp above (from another viewpoint). The mountain in the middle behind on horizon is Piz Ot 3'246 m.

The stamp was issued in the series "Collection Sheet 7 - Famous Trains"

The Bernina Express (RhB ABe 8/12 Allegra) is depicted on a postage stamp from Mozambique "Trains in Switzerland" 2013, but the background of the stamp does not correspond with the real view along the Bernina railway line. It shows a mirror-inverted view of Mt. Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps.