Monday, 28 February 2011


I have been told I am making assumptions. So here are two more pictures showing the Floibanen. It is a funicular railway that runs from the centre of Bergen to the top of Mount Floyen. In the second picture the diagonal line of lights, seen top centre, marks the course of the railway. Nearly every tourist brochure has a picture taken from the top station. This makes it a must do destination. It is quite fun to watch the train empty, everybody rushing to have their photo taken with the city in the background. The really adventurous visit the restaurant and/or the gift shop before returning to sea level. They miss out the best bit, the marvellous walks in the hills behind Bergen.

Friday, 25 February 2011

I like the walk

It has been many years since I have used this particular railway. In fact it was long before they modernised it. I was in Bergen just before it was closed for renewal and there was a stack of rail left alongside the road. Not something you would do in my neck of the woods.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Landscape with trains

Classes 73 and 72 running through the coastal Jaeren landscape. I am walking along the dunes at the back a beautiful sandy beach. The sand is white and the sea is blue. Anybody trying to swim in the sea would soon turn the same colour. The beach is almost deserted proving, should any proof be needed, that it is not the colour scheme that make tropical beaches attractive.
I thought these would make a change from all the pictures with mountain backdrops and deep snow. Taken in June 2006.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Works train

All I know about these pictures is that they were taken at Lillehammer 0n the 11th july 1995. The loco has dozer or snow blades but the tank wagon suggests weed killing. There had been floods in the spring so perhaps it was there to help with the remedial work. Can anybody enlighten me?

Sunday, 20 February 2011


An El 13 in need of a sat-nav. Ofotbanen loco in Bergen station a long way away from the Narvik line that it usually inhabits. Seen from the bus station, I grabbed this shot before I went into the Railway station just in case. Unusually wise thinking on my part as it moved off the wall as I put the camera down. Anybody know why it was there? 22nd May 2007

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Class 92

The last picture from last years day trip. A class 92 dmu at Vaernes the station for Trondheim Airport. I had just got in from Bodo on the sleeper. 15th June 2010

Friday, 18 February 2011

Class 66

Two pictures taken on the 14th June 2010 at Bodo. Looking across the goods yard while I was walking back into Bodo I saw these and wondered what 66s were classed as in Norway. The trouble with a stupid question is that you don't always spot it in time. Sorry about the spelling one day I will find the accents.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Class 69 emu

Another picture taken while following my nose. This time I walked alongside the Akerselva and then carried on to Movatn. This is somewhere along the way. July 1999

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Skd 220

One of the things I like to do on holiday is to wander around just following my nose. This is how I finished up at Sandnes station waiting for a train back to Stavanger. Just in time to see what I took to a trip working to Stavanger goods terminal. July 1997

Monday, 14 February 2011

Type 21c

Taken at Bressingham this in May 1989. It carries the name Kong Hakon. I do not know if this was given when it came to England or if it was used in service. It was in steam for footplate rides. I cannot remember now if I learnt then or later that a fireman was killed when a boiler plug failed.

Sunday, 13 February 2011


A picture from past. Nordstrand Station June 1998. If you are an artist with the weathering brushes this is the one for you.