The legendary cult locomotive of the Rhaetian Railway celebrated its 100th anniversary.
It has been in service for 100 years and is still full of forward momentum: the RhB's C'C' locomotive, known as the "Crocodile". In the summer months, the RhB Crocodile runs regularly between Davos and Filisur and enjoys great popularity with big and small rail fans from all over the world. We have celebrated the milestone birthday of the venerable locomotive on Sunday, September 12, 2021 together with the Rhaetian Railway, Historic RhB, SBB Historic and LGB/Märklin.
There was a choice of two departure points for the anniversary program:
During the joint lunch in front of the new infrastructure base in Landquart, the new C'C' models of the model railway manufacturers were presented, among other things, and the multiple unit "Capricorn" were christened. As a highlight of the day, visitors could experience the "other" Crocodile locomotive on a parallel trip from Chur to Domat/Ems.
The crowning glory of the historic day was a group photo in front of the "Jubilee Crocodile" before the guests are taken back to Landquart or Zurich by the Crocodile Locomotive.
We have enjoyed the anniversary event
The revenue will go to the preservation of the two remaining crocodiles on the Rhaetian Railway.
To be auctioned:
Two very desirable special models "Model 1 or 2" are ready for auction.
1. L26600, Krokodil braun, Nummer 414
One-time series for the anniversary "100 Years of the Rhaetian Crocodile". Running sounds also work in analog operation. In 1921 – 100 years ago – the first RhB Crocodiles, the class Ge 6/6 I electric locomotives, were delivered by SLM in Winterthur. With a performance of 800 kilowatts / 1,072 horsepower and a maximum speed of 55 km/h / 34 mph, these 66 metric ton locomotives fully satisfied the requirements of the times so that 15 units all total were built. Starting in the Eighties, they were replaced by newer locomotives so that currently only 2 units – however very well maintained units – are used pulling special trains. They are also used in regular operation pulling historic cars.
The model of the RhB class Ge 6/6 I electric locomotive, the legendary Crocodile is finely detailed heavily constructed of metal with many separately applied details. The locomotive has a prototypical paint and lettering scheme for Era VI, road number 414 as the locomotive still currently exists. The locomotive is driven by two powerful Bühler motors on both trucks. The locomotive has an mfx/DCC decoder with many light and sound functions such as headlights, cab lighting, running sounds, a whistle that can be activated by reed switches, and much more.
2. L26602, Krokodil blau, Nummer 412
Road number 412 was a special item among the Crocodiles. This locomotive was built in 1925 and in 2005 – in conjunction with the anniversary "75 Years of the Glacier Express" was painted blue to go with the Alpine Classic cars of the RhB. In addition to the reference about this anniversary, the locomotive also had the company logos for the two model companies Bemo and LGB on it. Both companies had offered this special version of the locomotive as models. The model of the RhB class Ge 6/6 I electric locomotive, the legendary Crocodile is finely detailed and heavily constructed of metal with many separately applied details. The locomotive has a special blue paint and lettering scheme for Era V, road number 412, as the locomotive looked from 2005 to 2008 in special train use. The locomotive is driven by two powerful Bühler motors on both trucks. The locomotive has an mfx/DCC decoder with many light and sound functions such as headlights, cab lighting, running sounds, a whistle that can be activated by reed switches, and much more.
In addition, there was an RhB VIP package for each of the two locomotives
The auction started on this page on 13.09.2021 from 10 am.
The auction ended on 24.10.2021 at 8 pm.
Auction start: 13.09.2021
Auction end: 24.10.2021
Auction start Starting bid was: 3.999,- EUR
This is how you placed your bid:
If there were several bids of the same amount, the bid received first in terms of time wins. The highest bid won a special model each. The two winners were informed by us. Please understand that we publish the names of the winners only after inquiry.
Thank you for bidding on our two special models!
The proceeds will go to the preservation of the two remaining crocodiles at the Rhaetian Railway.