Railways

Alvesta

I like trains and railways. I like how the tracks goes through the landscape in long turns. I like the bridges that take the track over water and valleys. I even like the smell of old track sleepers.

The worst train accident in Swedish history occured on October 1 1918, just north of Norrköping. More than 40 people died in the accident. Almost exactly 96 years later I took these pictures as the very same locomotive that was involved in the accident, passed the town were I live. Later thar day it passed the site of the accident again.

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This old locomotive shed can be found in Linköping, Sweden. It is not in the best shape, so to speak. It would be nice if it could be saved for the coming generations – but I have a bad feeling about it. I love how the Swedish three crowns are places on each door.


The old bridge in Mjölby is not in use – at least not for trains…

Hässleholm is one of the big railway hubs in the southern part of Sweden. The old station building has the swedish three crowns.

A Green Cargo train is arriving in Gällivare, in the northern part of Sweden.