This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Today I'm visiting Kopparberg (Copper mountain).
I'm taking first a train to Västerås.
From Stockholm to Västerås by X40. Then by X14 to Ludvika
Tracks to/from Stena recycling
Track to Surahammar bruk
Ramnäs old station
Old depot at Ängelsberg
Old BP gas station
Fagersta bruk, today Fagersta Stainless AB
Craboverket power station
Green Cargo V5 166 from 1977
There are totally 5 X14 trains operated by TiB, I have seen 4 today: 3223, 3235, 3231, 3190. The only one I have seen is 3234
My train has arrived to Ludvika
It is ready to go back to Västerås
I'm continuing my journey with X54 to Kopparberg
X54 9056 from 2004 and X51 9008 from 2001. It is basically same train, X51 has top speed 180km/h, while X54 has 200km/h.
The town was named after the copper mines that were, in the 18th century, a major supply of the world's copper, and a considerable contributor to the Swedish national economy.
SSAB freight train from Oxelösund to Borlänge
Bombardier Traxx F140 AC2 185 405-8
Rd2 1076 and 1035
From Wikipedia: "It is famous for one of the most valuable postage stamps in the world, the Treskilling Yellow from 1857-July-13, Kopparberg's (wooden) Church (voted #1 in Sweden in 2006), and Kopparberg Cider, now the number 1 selling cider in the UK and worldwide."
Sven Larsson electronics shop
Old Post office
Swedish shops are mixed with Arabic
Kopparberg Cider is brewed here in town
The remains from the mining era, here is Ljusnarsberg mine which shut down in 1975
X51 9014 and 9015
Passing by Svampen in Örebro
I have arrived to Hallsberg
My last train for today will be this SJ Regional train to Stockholm
"Spåret" is a restaurant/pub at Hallsberg station. Nice place to be at while waiting for the train.
Arctic rail express train from Oslo to Narvik
Bombardier Traxx F140 AC2 185 707-8 from Railpool, hired to CargoNet