Famous names

A place of honour for our canton's ambassadors

A place of honour for our canton's ambassadors - Famous names

Dario Cologna tours Graubünden every day, not on skis, but on the rails of the RhB. The top sportsman’s name is emblazoned on the ALLEGRA railcar bearing the number 3504. This red train is proudly named after Graubünden’s own Olympic cross-country skiing champion.

Now aged 26, Dario Cologna was the first Swiss cross-country skier to win (in 2009) both the Tour de Ski and World Cup, a triumph he repeated in 2011 and 2012. He also brought home a gold medal from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The Rhaetian Railway has therefore named one of its ALLEGRA railcars after this top cross-country skier from Val Müstair. „The Rhaetian Railway is as big a part of my Graubünden homeland as the ibex or the mountains, and it is an honour to see my name on one of their famous red trains“, says Dario Cologna, proudly.

Outstanding sports personalities
Two sportsmen share this honour. In addition to Dario Cologna, racing skier Carlo Janka also has „his“ train. The railway has given pride of place on its fifteen ALLEGRA railcars to people who have played an important role in the history of Graubünden and the RhB. Number 3501, for example, is dedicated to Dutch-born captain of industry and businessman Willem Jan Holsboer, who laid the foundations of the RhB. Alberto Giacometti, Giovanni Segantini, Anna von Planta (a co-founder of the cantonal hospital) and Simeon Bavier (Graubünden’s first Federal Councillor) likewise lend their names to ALLEGRA railcars.