• Issue: March 1970
  • Designer: O. & E. Schwarz
  • Plate no.: 280
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Method of printing: Photolithography

A railway that was constructed to link Beersheba and Eilat in the south of Israel includes a section connecting Dimonah and the phosphate plant at Oron. The entire line was assembled in parts over the years and this stamp was issued in 1970 as a tribute to the inauguration of the Dimonah-Oron section that year.

The stamp emphasizes the development of transportation in the desert region of southern Israel. It combines a depiction of a camel - once the only form of transportation through the arid land - with a train that crosses the rapidly inhabited and cultivated region. The tab shows the symbol of Israel's train authority, Rakevet Israel.

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Dimona-Oron Railway