20 euro – Empress Elisabeth Western Railway

Series: Austria – Austrian Railways

Image of 20 euro coin – Empress Elisabeth Western Railway | Austria 2008.  The Silver coin is of Proof quality.
The silver 20-Euro coin shows the locomotive 306 steaming across an iron railway bridge. The reverse side depicts the platform hall of the West Railway Station in Vienna. A train has just arrived and the passengers begin to disembark. A railway official stands with a timetable in hand to assist passengers with inquiries. To the right is the statue of the Empress Elisabeth, who gave her name to the line. This figure was in the entrance to the old station, and although damaged in the Second World War, it stood until recently in the entrance hall of the new West Station.