100 years crocodile of the Rhaetian Railway

With many LGB attractions

The legendary cult locomotive of the Rhaetian Railway celebrates its 100th anniversary. Celebrate with us and spend a day completely under the sign of the "Crocodile".

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.

Program

Anniversary Program Sunday, September 12, 2021

There was a choice of two departure points for the anniversary program:

  • From Landquart (fully booked): For rail fans from Graubünden, an extra trip with the RhB Crocodile from Landquart to Ilanz through the Rhine Gorge and back is on the festive program in the morning.
  • From Zurich HB: Extra trip with the SBB Historic Crocodile Ce 6/8 III 14305 from Zurich to the festival location in Landquart along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen.

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

Kroko Parallelfahrt Zuschauer Copryight 2021 © by Carsten Rose
Krokodile_EMS Werk
Krokodile EMS Werk 2021 © by Carsten Rose
Krokodile EMS Werk 2021 © by Carsten Rose
Krokodile EMS Werk 2021 © by Carsten Rose
Krokodile EMS Werk 2021 © by Carsten Rose
RhB 100 Jahre Krokodil 2021 © by Carsten Rose
RhB 100 Jahre Krokodil - Copyright © 2021 by Carsten Rose
RhB 100 Jahre Krokodil - Copyright © 2021 by Carsten Rose
RhB 100 Jahre Krokodil - Copyright © 2021 by Carsten Rose
RhB 100 Jahre Krokodil Scheckübergabe - Copyright © 2021 by Arnulf Schäfer
RhB 100 Jahre Krokodil Scheckübergabe - Copyright © 2021 by Arnulf Schäfer
RhB Krokodil 415 - Copyright © 2021 by J. Franke
RhB Krokodil 415 - Copyright © 2021 by J. Franke
RhB Krokodil 415 - Copyright © 2021 by J. Franke
RhB Krokodil 415 - Copyright © 2021 by J. Franke
RhB Krokodil 415 - Copyright © 2021 by J. Franke
RhB Krokodil 415 - Copyright © 2021 by J. Franke
RhB Krokodil 415 - Copyright © 2021 by J. Franke
RhB Capricorn Taufe - Copyright © 2021 by Carsten Rose
RhB Capricorn Taufe - Copyright © 2021 by Carsten Rose
RhB Capricorn Taufe - Copyright © 2021 by Carsten Rose
RhB Capricorn Taufe - Copyright © 2021 by Carsten Rose
RhB Capricorn Taufe - Copyright © 2021 by Carsten Rose

The auction

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 is an RhB VIP package for each of the two locomotives

  • consisting of: Driver's cab ride
  • photo opportunity for the winners of the auction with the original crocodile
  • as well as a personal workshop tour

The auction starts on this page on 13.09.2021 from 10 am.
The auction ends on 24.10.2021 at 8 pm.

Auction start Starting bid: 3.999,- EUR

Gauge G Era VI Locomotives

Gauge G Era V Locomotives

Auction start: 13.09.2021
Auction end: 24.10.2021

Auction start Starting bid: 3.999,- EUR

This is how you place your bid:

  • Enter your bid amount in the bid field (entered e.g. 4.000 for 4.000 EUR)
    and your contact details including your phone number.
  • The current bid must be outbid by the next bidder by at least 1 Euro.
  • The received bids will be checked for credibility and seriousness every working day,
    only serious bids will be accepted and displayed as current status on this page.
  • The current highest bid will be published on the website at regular intervals.

If there are several bids of the same amount, the bid received first in terms of time wins. The highest bid wins a special model each. The two winners will be informed by us. Please understand that we may publish the names of the winners only after inquiry.

And now have fun bidding on our two special models!
The proceeds will go to the preservation of the two remaining crocodiles at the Rhaetian Railway.

We wish you good luck!

Current bids:

Current highest bid L26600: 4.200,95 EUR
Current highest bid L26602: 5.001,95 EUR

Eligibility Requirements

Organizer of the online auction is Gebr. Märklin & Cie. Gmbh, Göppingen, Germany. All private individuals, who have turned 19 years of age at the time of the auction, are eligible to participate.
The auction will start at 10 a.m. on 13 September 2021 and end at 8 p.m. on 24 October 2021. Participation in the auction is free of charge and no further obligations arise for the participant with the exception of the respective highest bidders, who are obliged to pay their bid amount upon receipt of the acceptance of the bid.

The bids entered are checked every workday for credibility and seriousness. Only genuine bids will be accepted and displayed as the current bids on the auction page. Märklin reserves the right to reject dubious bids. If there are several bids at the same amount, the earliest bid entered will win.

The two winners of the auction will receive the auctioned model via shipping.

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