World record attempt: The longest passenger train in the world

 

It has long been known that the Albula line of the Rhaetian Railway is one of the most fascinating and at the same time one of the most spectacular lines of the Swiss railroad company. It is also known that the RhB always surprises its fans with something out of the ordinary and wants to captivate locals and tourists all over the world. This is now soon to happen again - with a spectacular project!

 

As part of the 175th anniversary celebrations of Swiss Railways, the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) will make an official attempt to run the world's longest passenger train on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The 1,910-meter-long train with 100 cars is scheduled to roll along the UNESCO World Heritage Albula/Bernina line from Preda to Bergün and on over the Landwasser Viaduct near Filisur. The train will be composed of 25 new, four-car Capricorn multiple units manufactured by Stadler.

For Märklin and LGB as Main partners, reason enough to attend the extraordinary undertaking and support this project of the Rhaetian Railway. In cooperation between the Märklin company - to which the LGB brand also belongs - and the Rhaetian Railway, a corresponding locomotive of the type Ge 4/4 III with the road number 644 was designed. This locomotive is intended to draw attention not only to the project but at the same time to the unique route. For LGB it was no question to produce this vehicle also in the model.
 

Art.-No. 21431

Class Ge 4/4 III Electric Locomotive

1.140,00 €
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Presentation of the world record attempt

 

On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, the Rhaetian Railway invited the press to Landquart and presented the world record attempt "Alpine Cruise". The Ge 4/4 III that goes with it and has a matching design also made its first major appearance. A spectacular design to match the occasion. LGB was of course on site and presented the model.


The freshly painted Ge 4/4 III 644

  

Presentation of the Ge 4/4 III - in the picture (from left to right): Wolfrad Bächle (Managing Director Märklin), Dr. Renato Fasciati (Director RhB), Andreas Schumann (Product Manager LGB)

  

Directly after the presentation, Ge 4/4 III 644 was used in front of freight train 5151 from Landquart to Pontresina. The picture shows the locomotive on the Albula viaduct I

  

The model of the Ge 4/4 III 644 on the garden site
Ge 4/4 III 644 on the UNESCO World Heritage Albula/Bernina line

Current, matching RhB models


Of course, you will also find matching cars in the LGB assortment, with which you can recreate a beautiful passenger / freight train on your home layout.

Art.-No. 46696

RhB Dump Car

249,00 €
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Art.-No. 44925

RhB Double Stake Car

229,00 €
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Art.-No. 33673

RhB Panorama Dining Car

459,00 €
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Art.-No. 48575

RhB Type Haik-v Sliding Wall Boxcar

229,00 €
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Art.-No. 48572

Sliding Wall Car

229,00 €
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Where can Ge 4/4 III 644 be found at the RhB?


LGB helps and publishes the timetable of the locomotive daily at this place. So you should definitely have the opportunity to experience the locomotive live during your next visit to the Rhaetian Railway in Graubünden. We wish you much success!

Timetable


At this point we update for you the timetable data of the LGB world record locomotive (Ge 4/4 III 644). The operations of Ge 4/4 III 644 (world record locomotive) on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
Subject to changes at short notice!

Currently no timetable data are known - we will inform you here as soon as we have them!    
     

 

Information from the RhB on the world record attempt on 29.10.2022


The RhB has put together all the information worth knowing about the world record attempt day on a website for anyone who is interested. Find out more about the supporting programme, how to get there, how to buy tickets and everything else. The world record attempt can also be followed via a live stream. The RhB will publish the link to the live broadcast in good time.

To the RhB website

world record attempt Alpine Cruise
 

Flyer for the world record attempt

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