Monday, January 5, 2015

Winter photos 2015 - Vretstorp, Östansjö, Åsbro, Rönneshytta

 Vretstorp was once a station town, but the trains does not stop here anymore since 1986.
 SJ Intercity train is passing by.

 Vretstorp is one of the towns where Västra Stambanan is passing.
 SJ Snabbtåg 2000 is passing by.
 Östansjö station is also closed since 1986. Here is X40 train passing by

 Åsbro station was closed already 1971, but the station building is still holding strong.

 Tågkompaniet X51 is passing by Åsbro.
 At Åstro normally trains are stopping to let the meeting train pass.

 Here they meet.

 Rönneshytta station was shut down 1971. Here is a memory sign for the removed station building.

 The railway line here is between Hallsberg and Mjölby.
 Some parts of this railway line is upgraded to a new track.
 The line is modernised to be double track railway and a more straight line than before.
 The project is a part of "Godsstråket genom Bergslagen" modernisation and is still ongoing.

Winter photos 2015 - Strömtorp, Grängesberg, Ställdalen, Kopparberg

Here are some photos from a beautiful winter day in Bergslagen area in Sweden.
 Strömtorp station building.
 Strömtorp was recently mentioned in the news due to an avoided train accident. The investigation is still on going, but it seems that the incident was caused by several reasons, one of them is that the station is not suited for short trains such as X51.
 Tågab train at Grängesberg station.
 Tågab is cooperating with Swebus for trips between Dalarna and Värmland.
 Tågkompaniet train at Grängesberg station.
 I had luck to take photos of both trains stopping here. But unlucky for people travelling in these trains, this day there ware a power outage between Ludvika and Ställdalen.
 Tågab is operating a train on this line only once per day. Tågkompaniet is running trains each 2 h.

 Grängesberg was once a large town due to its iron-ore extraction field (the 3rd largest in Sweden). But since its closure at the end of the 80's the population has heavily decreased.
 Now the town is a nice attraction for tourists during the summer.
 Here is a monument "Skutborraren" for the memory of the good old times.
 "Stora hagen" was once an area build for workers here, now one of the houses is a museum.

 "Cassels donation" is a concert hall in Grängesberg, it was a gift from Sir Ernest Cassel who was a British-german business man earning a part of his money in Grängesberg.

 Ställdalen station
 Kopparberg station
 Kopparberg station
 Lake "Torrvarpen" with ice.