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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.

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Creating the perfect sledging world

Behind the scenes

Creating the perfect sledging world

The sledging world from Preda/Darlux to Bergün guarantees fun and adventure. There is a lot we have to do beforehand to ensure your experience is perfect. Let us show you how the toboggan run is prepared for you.

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Our commitment to protecting eagle owls

Behind the scenes

Our commitment to protecting eagle owls

The wingspan of an eagle owl is both impressive and dangerous. Every year, eagle owls die because they get too close to our overhead lines. That’s why we have teamed up with the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach to reduce the risk to eagle owls.

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Why a Scot is interested in sound in our driver’s cab

Behind the scenes

Why a Scot is interested in sound in our driver’s cab

There are locomotive simulators that we use to train prospective train drivers. However, there are also simulators that anyone can purchase for home use: welcome to the world of gamers!

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The first ‘standard’ helical tunnel renovation

Behind the scenes

The first ‘standard’ helical tunnel renovation

Val Varuna Tunnel I is the first helical tunnel to be renovated using the ‘standard BA construction method’. A look at the construction site reveals just how innovative this method, developed by RhB, is for building tunnels.

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An association is putting the fahrBAR (mobile bar) back on track

Behind the scenes

An association is putting the fahrBAR (mobile bar) back on track

We are the Projekt fahrBAR (Mobile Bar Project) Association. Our goal? The restoration and conversion of a former RhB post carriage into a mobile bar. Find out everything you need to know about our unique venture in Graubünden here.