Railways of Yesterday
Narrow-gauge Railway: “De Jhangeli”
Opened on 17 November 1890, the railway line connecting Noerdange to Martelange, and its small train “Jhangeli”, were, for 63 years, the means of communication between this region and the outside world. Witnesses of this era, the Niederpallen station and car C3f No 357 - CVE 35 (24 seats; 4.6 t) displayed nearby are depicted on this stamp. This evidence would have been lost without the active intervention, from 1981, of the table tennis club DT NIEDERPALLEN and of numerous benevolent organizations that have contributed to the restoration of these heritage assets.
In 1990, an association was created to conserve the station and the wagon. Convinced of the importance of such a project, the official authorities concerned have taken favourable notice and have contributed financially to the restoration of the building and its surroundings.
On 31 May 1992, the association asked the Ministry of Cultural Affairs to classify the site. Its work was also rewarded in October 1992 by first prize in the “Contest for the Conservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage”; created by the “Conservation Foundation” in England.
|Price of the series:||3,60 €|
|Layout:||ADVANTAGE S.A, Luxembourg-Howald|
|Printing:||multicoloured photogravure by the Imprimerie du Timbre, LA POSTE, Malines (B)|
|Dimensions:||27.66 x 38.40 mm, 20 stamps per sheet|