RhB N°1 Rhätia

Built in 1889, Rhätia is the original (first) locomotive that was purchased by the then Landquart - Davos Railway.
This rather attractive steam locomotive, constructed by the SLM has had a rather mixed life and was more than once near to being scrapped.
Due to the right people, making the right decisions, at the right time, she is now being rebuilt ready for her next 130 years!
Swiss Railway Services are rather proud to be the partner involved in returning Rhätia back to her former glory.

More information regarding the project will be posted here shortly.
Additional information is available under the Club 1889 Homepage.


Back in 2016 our initial discussions with the RhB resulted in Stephen Latham and Mike Ellis undertaking a detailed survey of Rhätia’s Boiler.
The results ascertained that restoration was possible and that SRS would be onboard to assist.
This is a project with a high degree of emotion, that is what makes it rather special. This is not just a technical project, it is a ‘people’ project.

This was Rhätia with Stephen in 2016 in the RhB workshops in Landquart.