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Special 312 Alpine Train Postage Stamps (1992)

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Stamp SN D312
Stamp Name Special 312 Alpine Train Postage Stamps (1992)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Forest, Railway
Issue date 1992-11-05
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30x49
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Wang Chang-ting
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 6×5
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum
Back
Perforation 11 1/2


   The Alishan forest railway is one of only three high mountain railways existing in the world. Starting from a 30 meters altitude at Chiayi, the railway climbs through mountainous woodland to 2,216 meters high at Alisan. Owing to the special topography of Alishan, the locomotive at the early stage of the railway history was designed as 〝umbrella-like gear, vertical cylinder〞style and mainly used for transportation of timber. After a half-century's lumbering of the forest and the rapid development of tourism, the diesel train has superseded the steam train and turned out to be an alpine tourist train.