April 29, 2015

1551 TAIWAN - Puyuma Express

The Puyuma Express is an express train service of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) which began commercial operations on 6 February 2013 during the Chinese New Year. As the mountains of Taiwan are a barrier to coast-to-coast transportation, vehicular travel is vulnerable to traffic and crowding. The high speed (max 150km/h) and capacity of this express, belonging to the Tzu-Chiang Limited Express class, helps to alleviate this problem. Imported in 2012, since 2013 they have been running between Hualien and Taipei, on the curvy Yilan Line at the existing narrow gauge tracks. It uses the tilting electrical multiple unit series TEMU2000 built by Nippon Sharyo. The TRA purchased a total of 136 Puyuma cars. In the postcard is a delivery of a Puyuma Express train, in 2012 or 2013.

About the stamp
The stamp, depicting Salvia elegans, is part of the series Herb Plants, issued on June 11, 2013:
Mentha × piperita (5 TWD)
Rosmarinus officinalis (5 TWD)
Salvia elegans (12 TWD) - it's on the postcard
Artemisia indica (15 TWD)

Puyuma Express - Wikipedia

Sent from Taipei (Taiwan), on 21.04.2014

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