Krøderbanen Museum Railway, last day of the season
Krøderbanen is Norway's longest museum railway, and last sunday was the final day of the season with trains operating. There were 4 trains (2 steam engines and 2 diesel railcars) running on a timetable between the two end stations Krøderen and Vikersund, with scheduled meets at the two intermediate stations Kløftefoss and Sysle.

Vigdis and I arrived at Krøderen on saturday and spent the night at a motell, before spending the entire sunday chasing trains back and forth between Krøderen and Vikersund (a distance of 25km / around 15 miles). Here's a link to some of the pics on a Norwegian forum. Sorry, the text in Norwegian only, but if anyone is interested I can make a repost in English on this forum:

We also have some videos, but they require editing before uploading.
Great photos. The 1122 is a beauty. I like the proportions and the plain appearance
Thanks, Reinhard. The 1122 is actually a class E2 from the Swedish State Railways (Statens Järnvägar, SJ), delivered as E 1122 in 1912 and rebuilt as E2 in 1940. The class E/E2 has also been used in Norway occasionally, both in cross-border traffic and chartered by the NSB by locomotive shortage. This year the E2 is chartered by the Krøderbanen Museum Railway from Järnvägssällskapet Åmål-Årjängs Järnväg (JÅÅJ), to be used in the museum traffic as the museum's own locomotives (NSB class 21b #225 and NSB class 24b #236) are both undergoing repair.
Nice pics , thanks , ......wonderful to see others in the world preserving history rather than destroying it . Thanks again

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That's some great stuff,, just wish I could read it 357 .
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Looking at the minimalist cab on #11, the engine crews must have been bred tough back in the day!!
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, the Bear.
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You know Bear, we are all vikings up here in the north, a closed cab is for sissies... Icon_lol
E-paw: Here's an English version just for you Big Grin :

A lot of pics were taken on Sunday, here's a small selection:

Early Sunday morning (Krøderen station). Engine #11 is being prepared outside the engine house, while #1122 is on her way to be coupled to the passenger cars for the first run of the day:
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Train #1026 ready to depart:
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Train #1026 at Hære (a grade crossing named after a nearby farm):
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At Vikersund station; the engine has uncoupled from the cars, and is running around to couple to the other end of the train before the return trip to Krøderen (as train #1027):
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Train #1027 at Svenskerud (also a farm, located in the hills just outside Vikersund), heading for Krøderen:
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Train #1027 arriving Sysle station, train #5302 waiting in track 1:
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Train #1027 entering Snarum station:
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Train meet at Kløftefoss station; train #1028 (standing in track 2, heading for Vikersund) and train #1009 (class 91 #02, entering track 1 heading for Krøderen):
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Train # 5304 entering track 1 at Kløftefoss station, about to meet train #135 heading for Krøderen:
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And here's train #135, the station master of Kløftefoss is getting a ride back to the station (from the outer turnout, which marks the station boundary and is thrown manually):
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Train meet at Kløftefoss:
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The quality of this picture was rather poor, but I like how it looked with the old Opel Rekord (?) veteran car with old style license plates running alongside the train, so I wanted to play around a little. The picture has been cropped, and I've added some noise and adjusted the color tones and temperature trying to make it look like an old color photograph. I also did the picture in sepia tones, but found it best in colors. This is my first time ever trying something like this, so I welcome any feedback and suggestions for improvement:
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Svein Wrote:, we are all vikings up here in the north
Fair enough. 357 357
Cheers, the Bear. Smile
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Svein, great pictures! Steam, I love steam! Thanks!
Cheers, Bernd

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