940 RhB Reichenau-Tamins - Bever (Albula)

The Albula route is the Rhätischebahn’s principal main line and links Chur with St Moritz via Reichenau-Tamins, Thusis, Filisur and Samedan. Trains climb to a summit 1823m above sea level in the 5.8km Albula Tunnel that gives access to the Oberengadin. The route includes the famous Landwasser viaduct and a series of spirals above Bergün. Needless to say, it's a spectacularly scenic railway.

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920 RhB Reichenau-Tamins - Disentis (Surselva)

This line leaves the Albula route at Reichenau-Tamins and follows the Vorderrhein valley west to Disentis/Muster where it makes an end on connection with the former Furka-Oberalp (now MGB) meter gauge line to Andermatt and Brig. Traffic is fairly heavy with Glacier Express and freight trains in addition to the regular passenger services. Attractive class Ge4/4II locos work most trains.

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960 RhB Scuol-Tarasp - Pontresina / St. Moritz (Engadin)

This line serves the Engadin or the valley of the river En, known as the Inn when it reaches Austria. The Upper Engadin is a beautiful, broad, green alpine valley surrounded by high peaks. Understandably, it's very popular with tourists and the resorts of St Moritz, Samedan and Pontresina provide plenty of business for the RhB. The railway continues to Scuol-Tarasp deep in the Lower Engadin, a remote area made much more accessible by the opening of the Vereina Tunnel in 1999.

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910 RhB Landquart - Davos (Prättigau)

The Landquart - Davos line runs through the Prättigau, as the valley of the Landquart River is known. It connects the resorts of Klosters and Davos to the SBB at Landquart and now serves a through route to the Unterengadin via the Vereina Tunnel, opened in 1999. The line isn’t as spectacular as the Albula route but does have some very pleasant locations and sees a good variety of traction on passenger services.

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915 RhB Filisur - Davos (Landwasser)

This is one of the quieter lines on the RhB system but is certainly not devoid of interest. From Filisur it follows the Landwasser river east through deeply incised gorges until the valley widens on the approach to Davos. For years, most services on the line were worked by the RhB's oldest locos, the Ge4/4Is dating from 1947, but in December 2008 the service was integrated with the Landquart - Davos service, bringing locos of classes Ge4/4ii and Ge4/4iii to the line.

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