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Sherlock Holmes

Cog trains of Switzerland

Reichenbach Centennary

Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson watching Brunigline train
(built 1888) descending from the Brunig Pass towards Meiringen

Scott #1295, March 26, 1991, Litho., Perf. 14
(Designed by Dr. William R. Hanson; part of a multi-nation series
on the cog railways of the world which he designed in 1990 for release in 1991.
Cog trains of Switzerland, 1287-194 (8) + 1295-1296 ss)

April-May, 1891, Holmes and Watson travel to Switzerland, where, at Reichenbach Falls, Holmes and Prof. Moriarty will apparently plunge together to their deaths...

"It was on the third of May that we reached the little village of Meiringen, where we put up at the Englischer Hof, then kept by Peter Steiler the elder."
The Final Problem
Meiringen, village and tourist attraction in central Switzerland, pop. 3,077 [1901]. Located 1,968 feet above the floor of the Hasle Valley on the right bank of the Aar River. In Oct. 1891, much of the town was detroyed by fire.

Reichenbach Falls, famous series of falls of the River Reichenbach, a tributary of the Aar, in central Switzerland. The lower fall is a ten minute walk from Meiringen, and the impressive central or Kessel Fall is 15 minutes higher. A walk of thirty minutes reaches the upper falls; a narrow footpath leads to a footbridge which gives a view of the falls from above.

source: The Sherlock Holmes Atlas

The Philatelic Sherlock Holmes