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As if it had been painted: the key visual for Märklin’s world record attempt

Behind the scenes

As if it had been painted: the key visual for Märklin’s world record attempt

This is what usually happens: Rhaetian Railway presents new multiple units such as the “Capricorn”, then Märklin, as the leading model railway builder. presents its model thereof as an exact copy, right down to the last detail, for the LGB garden railway.

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Powerful Capricorns – with ABB drive solution on board

Behind the scenes

Powerful Capricorns – with ABB drive solution on board

The right technology is needed for the longest passenger train in the world to run smoothly on the big day, particularly in the area of electric drives and power generation and distribution. ABB is one of the main partners on board the 25 new Capricorn tr

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Cleans stone by stone: the “Capricorn” RM76 from SERSA

Behind the scenes

Cleans stone by stone: the “Capricorn” RM76 from SERSA

The railcars to be used for the world record attempt are part of the latest generation of “Capricorn” trains. But there is another machine called “Capricorn,” which has been in indispensable service for much longer.

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The man in charge of 25 multiple-unit trains and 100 carriages

Behind the scenes

The man in charge of 25 multiple-unit trains and 100 carriages

Much depends on train driver Andreas Kramer, who’s been with the Rhaetian Railway since 2010 and is responsible for testing and commissioning the company’s trains. He it is who’ll be in the driver’s cab of the world’s longest passenger train on 29 October

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Important for passengers, but invisible

Behind the scenes

Important for passengers, but invisible

Functioning air conditioning, safe arrival and trains that run on time. Conveniences that are a matter of course for passengers. Luca Della Ca and his colleagues work in the background every day to ensure this level of convenience.

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A niche profession

Behind the scenes

A niche profession

As a train driver, Andreas Kramer drives through picturesque landscapes, crosses spectacular viaducts and marvels at the fascinating views. He enjoys these moments almost every day. But there's no sign of a passenger.

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The Capricorn 3133 and its special livery

Behind the scenes

The Capricorn 3133 and its special livery

The Capricorn 3133 is something special. The train travels through the landscapes of Graubünden in a champagne-coloured livery rather than the RhB’s traditional red. But how did this multiple unit come to be in such a special colour?

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Visit to the RhB Operations Centre

Behind the scenes

Visit to the RhB Operations Centre

The Operations Centre in Landquart resembles a busy and industrious beehive. The glow of the numerous screens, the lively exchange on the walkie-talkies, the unmistakable beeping of the systems. Keeping track of everything here is an art.

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Clearing ice in tunnels

Behind the scenes

Clearing ice in tunnels

In winter, ice regularly forms in the railway tunnels. This ice has to be removed to allow trains to run safely. The Rhaetian Railway’s track maintenance staff do this with pickaxes and telescopic poles.