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A historic journey between Filisur and Davos

If you call up the route timetable for Filisur–Davos Platz, you’ll see the hourly connections. But two in particular stand out: those for the “nostalgic train”. A scheduled “nostalgic train”? Yes, that’s right.

Tanja Thaler, Communications expert, 03. May 2021

The experience

The adventure begins daily at 11.06 a.m. and 16.06 p.m. in Filisur. Before the historic train even leaves the station, you immediately feel transported back in time to the Twenties. Even the train staff are kitted out in the original uniform. But most impressive of all, of course, is our beloved “Crocodile”: the GE 6/6 I 414 built in 1929. Numerous elated fans sporting the latest cameras or mobile phones capture the 66-tonne locomotive on camera as she waits to embark on her journey to Davos Platz. Such a remarkable contrast!

Even the fascinating carriages leave passengers spoilt for choice. How about a trip aboard a 1st class carriage from 1903, for example? Restored in 1972, this carriage boasts a number of impressive interior details. Try out the comfortable seats and journey back in time to another era.

The train departs for Davos Platz on time. Instead of the usual 25 minutes, the journey takes 35 minutes – but who’s counting. More time for us to enjoy the ride across the striking Wiesen Viaduct, through the wild Zügen Gorge, slowly past the “Bärentritt” waterfall to Davos Platz. 

The carriages

Look forward to a whole number of different carriages. When was the last time you travelled in 3rd class? Or do you prefer letting the wind whistle past your ears in an open scenic carriage? Here’s an overview:

1st class3rd classScenic carriageScenic carriage3rd class3rd class
Vehicle no.A 1102B 2246B 2096B 2100B 2247L.D.C. 32
Year of construction190319321990199019321889
Tare weight in tonnes101777178
Number of seats247444447440
Length in meters101710101710

Die Krokodillok mit ihrer bunten Palette an Wagen

The ticket

Since these historic journeys between Davos and Filisur are actually scheduled, no supplement or special ticket is required. A standard 1st or 2nd class ticket will do. There’s no need to make a reservation either. The Davos Klosters Card is valid (except in 1st class). 

Fare per person in CHFSingleReturn
Adult without Half-Fare travelcard11.2022.40
Adult with Half-Fare travelcard5.6011.20

The following offers may also be of interest to you:

For the independent – FAIRTIQ
Swipe “Start” when you get on and “Stop” when you get off – and you’re done: FAIRTIQ. FAIRTIQ automatically detects and measures the route taken using a location tracker and charges the amount to the stored payment method. You couldn’t be more independent! 

For anyone looking for more – the graubündenPASS
A season ticket for the Swiss canton of Graubünden: the graubündenPASS lets you enjoy unlimited travel throughout the whole canton. Climb aboard to discover Graubünden at its sunny best! 

More information on the historic journeys / timetable

You can also travel in the opposite direction from Davos Platz to Filisur (dep from Davos Platz: 10.18 a.m. and 3.18 p.m.)

Please be aware that the Crocodile locomotive may not be used on every journey. Depending on the composition of the train, other historic locomotives such as the BoBo I and C’C’ may be used.

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