Non-existing Railways in the New Philatelic Exhibition

Oct 31, 2013

Lithuania Post is proceeding with the exhibitions on the Lithuanian Railway Bridges. Since February 9, the Vilnius Mail Post Office will host the second part of the exhibition “Lithuanian Railway Bridges”. This exhibit of postcards and photographs is introduced to the public for the first time ever.

Henrikas Kebeikis, the author of the exhibition, one of the most outstanding Lithuanian philatelist, said that it took more than three decades to find some exhibits. To the author of the exhibition, the most interesting exhibits are the ones with the Alytus Railway Bridge.

Speaking of the most interesting exhibits H. Kebeikis said:

“The railway bridge in Alytus was designed by the famous Russian bridge designer M. Belelubski who had also designed the Žvėrynas Bridge in Vilnius.

The photographs of the wooden bridge in Lyduvėnai are also very interesting and rare. The Germans have built this bridge during the World War I. “

The unique photographs feature the views of the non-existing railway route Alytus-Poteronys-Artilerija-Varėna II. In other postcards, one can see the parts of Lauksargiai-Radviliškis, Tilžė-Klaipėda-Bajorai, Liepoja-Romnai, Kretinga-Telšiai railway routes and the narrow gauge railway.  

In total, more than 400 photographs and postcards are exhibited in the second part of the exhibition “Lithuanian Railway Bridges”. The exhibition will be open until March 9.

The Public Limited Company Lietuvos paštas runs the widest network of access points in Lithuania. Lithuania Post provides postal, logistic, and financial intermediation services.