Eight round trips to the moon. This is the distance covered to date by the classGe 6/6 II 702 “Curia” loco during its 60 years of service. The loco bearing thename of Chur is well known among railroad fans as a heavy-duty freight locoand will be available from LGB in 2019. It features the loco’s prototypical anniversarylook to celebrate its sixtieth birthday. On November 30, 2018, LGB and the RhaetianRailway marked the conclusion of the LGB anniversary year in Landquart with theroll-out of the prototype and model of road number 702 and the new class Ge 4/4 II 616“Kohle” (cash) loco. However, there will be plenty of other models on display at the InternationalToy Fair in Nuremberg and subsequent important exhibitions in Mannheimand Dortmund. You can find numerous other brand-new loco and car models for 2019along with a wide selection of accessories starting on page 24 of this issue.For its part, the editors of LGB Depesche would like to thank all its readers for theirenduring loyalty! The world’s oldest garden railroad magazine is turning 50. In theanniversary competition, we are inviting you to send us a photo of the most attractivescene on your LGB layout for a chance to win a valuable model from this year’srange of new items. In addition: Arnulf Schäfer launches his plant training course forG-gauge model railroaders, Karsten Speyer completes his Stainz diorama and you canlearn more about the re-issued model of US steam loco Chloe and the eventful historyof this year’s Club model. Enjoy reading this issue!P.S.: Yet another anniversary. Did you know that the USA’s east/west transcontinentalrailroad connection will be 150 years old in May?