Congratulations! It is done. World record. 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 well known that the RhB always wants to surprise its fans with something out of the ordinary and captivate locals and tourists all over the world. With this spectacular project, this has now succeeded once again! Sensational, what an event.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!|