Saturdays between Chur and Samedan and on Sundays between Samedan
1898 the decision for Albula line construction was taken and the
works immediately started.
On July 1st of 1903 the line was ready until the Celerina station.
The Albula line is the most interesting mountain ramp construction
of the whole RhB network. Between Thusis and
St. Moritz within 63 km line length a vertical elevation of 1123
m is taken. The line was constructed in 11 sections and trains today
have to pass 55 bridges/viaducts and 39 tunnels.
1903 travelling from Chur to St. Moritz using horse driven coaches
needed about 12 to 14 hours. The early steam trains needed about
4 for the distance and today less than 2 hours in a high tech train
are necessary - extraordinary travelling impressions included.
ebepe RhB galleries: Albula line,
Engadin line, Bernina
line, celebration in Filisur
Filisur - Chur. For enlargements click on the images, please!