On 25. April 2019
394'812 of 940'000 Swiss Francs
Welcome to the RHAETIA, our Number 1
For the Celts in the western part of the Eastside Alps RHÆTIA was a “Mother Goddess”. For us, the members of the Bündner railway clubs, RHÆTIA is our Number 1, the first and oldest steam engine of Rhätische Bahn AG. It is the great ambition of the Bündner railway clubs to bring this technical monument back into motion again and to use it as an important witness of the founding period of Rhätische Bahn, together with matching historical Trains.
For this purpose the Project Group RHÆTIA was inaugurated . The group represents engaged members of the “Club of steam friends of Rhätische Bahn”, of the “Club 1889” and of the umbrella association “Historic RhB”.
The aim of the project group is to generate funds on a voluntary basis, to create wide attention for this Bündner monument and to assist technically the restoration work at the mainworkshop of RhB at Landquart. Each and every Swiss Franc will be utilized for the restoration activities.
The „RHAETIA Donators-Express“ will visit the Railway Festival 2019 at Bergün. Whitsunday June 9, 2019 will be dedicated entirely to the fund raising campaign for RHAETIA.
How will RHAETIA be presented at Bergün?
- On Whitsunday the official connecting train (Chur – Bergün – Chur) will be operated as “Donators-Express”.
An auction will be carried out at Bergün, offering special exhibits, whereby the proceeds will be devided amongst the
Railway Museum Bergün and the fund raising for RHAETIA.
- What makes us happy in particular will be our Beer No. 1, offered as official festival beer at the local festival inn.
Download Flyer Railway Festival 2019Flyer_bahnfestival_2019.pdf (439.8 KiB)
The RHAETIA Donators-Express will visit the Valley Festival in Prättigau from August 24 to 25, 2019.
More infos and details will follow...