RhB A 1154 Salonwagen Saloon Coach by dolfmeister

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About RhB A 1154 Salonwagen Saloon Coach by dolfmeister

The Rhätische Bahn realised the potential of tourism in the mountainous region it serves very early on. They invested in luxurious coaching stock for their crack expresses to famous resorts such as St Moritz. With the inauguration of the Glacier Express in 1930, its rolling stock could reach as far as Zermatt, via the Oberalp and Furka passes.

As 1154 was built specifically for the Glacier Express, however, it was not economical for the steam driven Furka - Oberalp Bahn (FO) to haul the heavy coach over the mountains. Instead, it found its place conveying the rich and famous from Chur to St Moritz instead.

In the 1970s, it was used as a measurement and recording coach for testing of new electric locomotives, and in the 1980s, it received a contemporary all-green livery. However, it never left the Landquart depot in thay livery.

Later on, it was restored and given a red/ivory livery, to match the four Pullman saloons As 1141-1144. Today, it is preserved at the Technology Museum at Munich, Germany.

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