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.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

1995 Roros 9

 Scanned from a slide.

Monday, 3 February 2014

1995 Roros 8

 A Linjegods termo lorry and trailer moving off of the platform at Roros station. I do not know if this was a rail/road interchange point, a local delivery or just a convenient stopping place. There does not seem to be any temperature controlled railway wagon about so, an interchange point is unlikely. If I am wrong, it would not be the first time. If you listen to enough Radio 4 you will know that men are always in the wrong.
 Things are very different on Norwegian radio. When the staff went on strike and the programmes stopped but the transmitters were left on leaving just the carrier wave white noise, listening figures increased. This may be an urban myth, I cannot remember the source, it may have been Radio 4.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

1995 Roros 7

  Picturesque scenery is a phrase that makes railway engineers think about a change of career. Couple this with a climate that is not railway friendly and you have, what my old boss insisted I called opportunities. He was firmly of the opinion that there were no such thing as problems. Among the many to benefit from the opportunities created by the aforementioned combination are manufacturers of track maintenance equipment. I think of permanent way vehicles as the norwegian railway equivalent of rats, they are never very away.
  Although Norwegians are fully aware that there are different types of snow, you would still want a head start if you announced that the "wrong type" was making life difficult.