Norwegian Railways

Norwegian Railways

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  • Date : Jul 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14819
  • Description : Not far out of Bergen, the main line runs through some impressive hills!


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  • Date : Jul 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14820
  • Description : Not far out of Bergen, the main line runs through some impressive hills! This is the opposite side of the bridge fromNorway-1above.


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  • Date : Jul 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14821
  • Description : At last! What I'd been waiting for! Along comes a train.


The following scenes were taken on a trip from Flam, on the Sogne Fjord, to Myrdal on the main Oslo-Bergen line. The line rises 860m in just 20km, with a maximum grade of 1 in 18 (5.5%)!! This is one of the steepest lines in the world worked by ordinary adhesion trains. For more detail, see The Flam Line Web Page .

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  • Date : Jul 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14875
  • Description : At Flam, 2098, one of the 3El11 class electric locoused on the Flam line, stands idle. The three locos were modified especially for the Flam service with dynamic brakes, magnetic rail brakes, extra headlights and tighter windings on the traction motors.


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  • Date : Jul 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14876
  • Description : At Flam, the author, family and in-laws wait to catch the train to Myrdal.


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  • Date : Jul 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14889
  • Description : The train arrives at Myrdal.


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  • Date : Jul 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14890
  • Description : The view from the end of the platform at Myrdal. The train is idle stock, shunted to a siding, and used for the Flam-Myrdal service.


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  • Date : Jul 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14891
  • Description : A general view of Myrdal Station, with the train from Flam on the left.


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  • Date : Jul 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14892
  • Description : The scenery surrounding Myrdal Station.


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  • Date : Jul 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14894
  • Description : Here you can see the 1:18 gradient of the line down (!) to Flam, as it drops immediately away from the Myrdal Station yard.


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  • Date : Jul 1986
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14895
  • Description : The train to Bergen arrives at Myrdal, hauled byEl16 classloco 2204. The author's family wait to board.


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  • Date : 2001, catalogued 05 Oct 2003
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    a shot from the Flam railway taken last summer. We took the expensive trip up to Myrdal and back - the same trip I think you took some years ago.


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  • Date : 22 Jun 2006, catalogued 21 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location /home/ajh/Pictures/Albums/2006/06/22/IMG_30215.jpg
  • Description : At Oslo airport, a train arrives to ferry passengers to the city centre


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  • Date : 22 Jun 2006, catalogued 21 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location /home/ajh/Pictures/Albums/2006/06/22/IMG_30233.jpg
  • Description : A train at Oslo station


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  • Date : 22 Jun 2006, catalogued 21 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location /home/ajh/Pictures/Albums/2006/06/22/IMG_30234.jpg
  • Description : The airport train at Oslo station


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  • Date : 22 Jun 2006, catalogued 21 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location /home/ajh/Pictures/Albums/2006/06/22/IMG_30235.jpg
  • Description : A train at Oslo station


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  • Date : 22 Jun 2006, catalogued 21 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location /home/ajh/Pictures/Albums/2006/06/22/IMG_30236.jpg
  • Description : A train at Oslo station


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