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It's what every railway enthusiast dreams of: Journey beside the driver in the cab of an RhB locomotive through the Albula Valley or along the Bernina Line, the highest railway line in the Alps. You are in the front line instead of just being there – there's also a certificate and snapshots to remember the journey by.
Over 100 years ago, railway pioneers built the Landquart – Davos line, the Albula and Bernina Lines. Today, these railway lines are still among the most spectacular experiences available on rails – not least thanks to the many attractions: the Solis and Landwasser Viaducts, helical tunnels between Bergün and Preda, Ospizio Bernina, Alp Grüm and the Brusio Circular Viaduct.
You can now book footplate rides on the goods railway, on the Albula Line.
A lasting memory: At the end of the day, the RhB will present you with a commemorative certificate and photo.
The journey on the footplate is in itself the highlight of the day. And there are further highlights to follow such as the souvenir certificate.
Even today, the 62-kilometre Albula Line is still considered a masterpiece in terms of railway engineering and routing. The RhB opened the spectacular section of track between Thusis and St. Moritz in 1903, after just five years' construction. The red train climbs over 1,000 metres in altitude – thanks to the Solis Viaduct, Landwasser Viaduct and the helical tunnels between Bergün and Preda – without rack-and-pinion technology.
The Bernina Line between St. Moritz and Tirano links northern and southern Europe in a most impressive fashion. For over 100 years now it has been running past mountains, lakes and glaciers down to the palms of Valtellina. The famous panoramic route is a true landmark which has UNESCO World Heritage status.
The Prättigau line, which opened in 1889 and ran as far as Davos from 1890, is the origin of the Rhaetian Railway’s 385-kilometre network and is thus a historic railway line in Graubünden.
Opened in 1999, the Vereina Tunnel forms the heart of the Vereina Line, which connects Prättigau with the Engadin. It is the world’s longest metre-gauge railway tunnel and is used for car transport, passenger and goods railway.
Making your day in the driver's cab a guaranteed success: an experienced engine driver will accompany you during this exclusive railway experience. You will hear stories and anecdotes about the Rhaetian Railway, learn about the Albula/Bernina landscape and its engineering structures.
|Albula- and Berninaline
|Adults with GA travelcard
|Children aged 12 and over
The price includes:
Bookable Monday to Friday
|Meeting point Landquart, platform 5
|Journey from Landquart to Landquart Ried
|Landquart goods station
BoBo II oder BoBo III
|Adults with GA travelcard
|Adolescents aged 12 and over
Included in the price
Please note that getting in and out of the driver’s cab is slightly difficult. There are a few rungs of a ladder to be climbed.
Footplate rides on the goods railway are subject to special safety rules of conduct due to their presence in the track area. You will be informed of the most important safety instructions before your trip.
Journeys on the goods railway may be subject to changes at short notice (e.g. with regard to departure and arrival times or rolling stock) and cancellations. In this case, your booked trip will remain valid and can be taken at a later date.