Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Swedish railbus

A Swedish railbus in England. The NSB bought some. This one is running on the Nene Valley Railway in the tender care of the IRPS.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Set track

 I wonder why there were sidings at Movatn. It is not a large lake so it is unlikely that there was much fish traffic. This reminds me of model railway layout planning session.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Class 72 roof

Roof detail of the Class 72 emu. Taken at Moss  

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

1995 Lillehammer 5

The water tower at Lillehammer.

Friday, 18 April 2014

1995 Lillehammer 3

A Class 70 emu at Lillehammer.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

1995 Lillehammer 2

The down end of Lillehammer station. The year after they hosted the winter Olympics. So the air no longer carries the royal smell of fresh paint.

Monday, 14 April 2014

1995 Lillehammer

After Trondheim I spent a few days at Kongsvoll. Pictures are elsewhere on this blog. Next stop was Lillehammer.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

I spy

A short stretch of track, nothing special. How many different things can you see?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Gods of '95 2

Two views of the same wagon.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

1995 Trondheim 16

Two Di3 locomotives resting at in Trondheim. Because Norway has a small population there is not always somebody to stand in your way, so they make the best of what they have.

Monday, 31 March 2014

1995 Trondheim 16

 Buildings that have earned their keep.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

1995 Trondheim 15

A Class 92 on a Trondheim works outing.

Monday, 24 March 2014

1995 Trondheim 14

 Another view of the goods yard. The wooden trestle between the tracks is a mystery. A gap in the market for a minor conspiracy theorist.  

Saturday, 22 March 2014

1995 Trondheim 13

Two more snaps of the Thamshavnbanen locomotive at the Trondheim technical college.

Friday, 21 March 2014

1995 Trondheim 12

A quiet moment in Trondheim goods yard.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

1995 Trondheim tramway 3

Two pictures for the street furniture enthusiast.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

1995 Trondheim tramway 2

Two pictures for tramway modellers.

Friday, 14 March 2014

1995 Trondheim tramway

Looking down line where the single line section starts. The bird table between the two tracks is in fact the token exchange apparatus. A previous post shows it in operation.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

1995 Trondheim tram

 On another nose following I came across a road that had been closed to through traffic to create a playground. As it was on the tram route, a barrier arm had been installed to prevent antisocial use. Just as I was wondering if it was worth waiting to get a picture of it in operation, a tram appeared round the corner. You may think that this was a case of toast landing jam side side up. This is the real world and there has to be a catch. I had just started to change the film in the camera. Trying to speed up the process only added a comic element to the proceedings. Fortunately for me Norwegian tram drivers have a sense of humour, and he slowed down enough for me to get this picture. Thank you sir.

Monday, 10 March 2014

1995 Trondheim 11

 Inside the cab of the UHB locomotive.   

Friday, 7 March 2014

1995 Trondheim 10

Two brass plates on the locomotive in the previous post. This is Norway, in Britain if you leave non-ferrous metals about they go missing.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

1995 Trondheim 9

 I have said before that railways are not a major consideration on holiday. A favourite pastime is nose following. On one walk I went up the hill behind Trondheim. Where, in the grounds of the technical college, I was surprised to see two locomotives, this is from the 750mm gauge UHB. The other, from the Thameshavenbanen has been the subject of previous post.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

1995 Trondheim 8

 In 1995 the NSB did not just run trains, it had a bus fleet as well. I do not know the situation now. The last bus replacement service I used was a very full mini bus from Notodden to Skien. Just as we pulled away from the stand at Notodden somebody came into view waving at the driver. The bus stopped, they got on, the driver loaded their mountain bike by carrying it above his head along the rucksack impeded gangway until he found enough room. Do not try this at home.   

Sunday, 2 March 2014

1995 Trondheim 7

 Stavne is the anti-penultimate station on the Oslo lines to Trondheim.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

1995 Trondheim 5

 A Skd 220 in Trondheim works.

Monday, 24 February 2014

1995 Trondheim 4

A view of the Roros service approaching Trondheim station. Despite the name given to this holiday and any ideas you may have gathered from this blog. Railways have never been a reason my choice of holidays. Yes, I travel by them, visit museums, I have even been known to go in-search of closed lines, but always as just part of my holiday. As anybody who knows me will testify, planning is not a strong point. Although you would never guess that from my photographs. For Henri Cartier Bresson timing was the key. I wonder if he played the drums, or for that matter was Buddy Rich a good photographer?

Saturday, 22 February 2014

1995 Trondheim 3

Two Di 5s sunbathing at Trondheim. When one german ambassador finished posting in London was over he presented his english friends with a parting gift of a towel. Another scanned slide, sorry about the quality, but pictures of this class are not very common.  

Thursday, 20 February 2014

1995 Trondheim 2

 The business side of Trondheim station. The container is taking over.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

1995 Trondheim

  Trondheim station from town side. I have posted pictures of Trondheim before, all from 1995, it is my one and only visit. For some reason it has not "grabbed" me the same way that Oslo and Bergen have. A former capital, Trondheim has two lines to Oslo, one to Sweden, one to Bodo and a tramway. If you ask nicely at the tourist office they will tell you about a cathedral and many other attractions.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

1995 Roros 15

Looking down the line to Trondheim. The next part of my "experience".

Friday, 14 February 2014

1995 Roros 14

 A Nohab Di 3 from Hamar pulling into Roros station. Originally built to 3' 6 " gauge this line was part of the first rail link between Oslo and Trondheim. The mainline now runs over the Dovrefjell, but this holiday was a "railway experience" so the down trip included an overnight in Roros. As I had forgone the stops in Bergen and Geilo I was able to spend three nights here. As much as I love Bergen and want to explore Geilo, it is still on my list, I think it was a good choice and the two routes to Trondheim are very different.  

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

1995 Roros 13

Replenishment point at Roros. I cannot see any fuel tanks or filler pipes in my pictures. They are probably in background and slightly out of focus.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

1995 Roros 12

Roros station H. O. H. 628 M. on a sunny day.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

1995 Roros 11

 Back in the days when photography was a chemical process, I favoured 35mm colour slides. This is something I now regret. Prints can be scanned with ease but slides need special equipment and even then loose a lot in translation. That is why this is the first Di 3 picture I have posted. Most of my Di3 snaps are slides and despite the flag for a page devoted to the class I have never felt easy about posting them. However as the Roros line is not electrified and Nohab was then the motive power of choice I now present 3633 at Roros. Sorry for the quality, but it is not likely I will get a chance to replace with a better shot.    

Friday, 7 February 2014

1995 Roros 10

 Another scanned slide. A class 92 DMU leaves Roros for Hamar.