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.