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My travel in Europe:
From Stockholm to Katrineholm
with an old steam train, 2006


Content:

Sorry, most of the links are in Swedish, maybe you can use a translater.


Steam trains:

Old technology like steam locomotives are exiting. One day I saw an ad in a magazine, there was a tour with a steam locomotive from Stockholm to Katrineholm, wow, that was something I must do. It started in Västberga industry area, just walking distance from where I lived at that time.

I took these photographs with my first digital camera, a Olympus compact camera. They are a bit noisy but there are many photos, they helped me to write down this story.

Google Map over Stockholm to Katrineholm:

The map at Västberga industry area is not correct, that part is normally not used by trains.


Västberga industrial area:

From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

I walk down to the industrial area, just 10 minutes walk from my home, it's always exiting here. Today the weather is very grey and we have fog and rain.

At Wikipedia you find more information about Västberga industriområde:


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

When walking around here I to my surprise found my neighbour Maria. Was she interested in steam trains ? Maybe, but I remember that she was born in Katrineholm.


My wagon:

From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

This wagon was built year 1891 by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad in Malmö.

Some data:

  • weight: 27 metric ton
  • length: 17 meter
  • third class

From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

Now others are coming to participate the travel.


57 tons Steam locomotive:

From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

The tender is fully loaded with coal.


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

Last minute check and adjustments.


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

The locomotive has five old wagons connected, one of them is used to heat the other wagons.


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From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

Look at all the details that make the locomotive to work, over hundred years old technology. The principle, heated water.


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

Locomotive built year 1915, how many of our nowadays train will run 100 years in the future?

At Wikipedia you find more information about steam locomotives:


Drivers place:

From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

I want to be there too !


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

Stockholms Ånglokssällskap, owner of the train.

At Wikipedia you find more information about Stockholms Ånglokssällskap:


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

All these nice looking wooden and casted iron details.


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005


High speed running, 70 km/h:

From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

In the early days of trains they didn't believe human could survive this speed !


Sparreholm:

From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

Stop to let other stressed trains to pass.

Maria:
This is close to Sparreholm.


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

The coupling between the wagons, springs and shock absorbers.


Katrineholm:

From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

The train is now moving towards Katrineholm's railway station.


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

I have memories when I and my mother took the train to Sundsvall in the 1960s, maybe the windows looked something like this.


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

Katrineholm is the end station to this tour. Now a lot of maintenance waiting the locomotive.


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

The railway station of Katrineholm.

More to read about Katrineholm at Wikipedia:


A visit to Switzerland, 1988

The old boys like to talk to the locomotive driver.


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005


From Stockholm to Katrineholm by a steam train, 2005

Now we have a hour or two to walk around in Katrineholm.

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