This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Vretstorp, Jakobshyttan, Hallsberg
Today I'll spend a day around Hallsberg - one of the busiest railway places and a junction between north/south "Godsstråket genom Bergslagen" railway and east/west "Västra Stambanan" railway.
I'll start with Västra Stambanan near Vretstorp. Here is an X40 train to Göteborg.
X40 trains meets here between Hallsberg and Laxå. The other train is heading to Stockholm.
Rd2 1093 is a modernised version of Rc2. The locomotive was built 1972 and was modernised 2011.
Train 15435 to Göteborg Skandiaharbour
X2 from Göteborg
I'm switching now from Västra Stambanan to Godsstråket genom Bergslagen railway, the part between Hallsberg and Mjölby.
The railway is currently being upgraded to double track standard.
Train 61203 from Hallsberg to Gamlarp intermodal terminal outside Nässjö.
Hectorrail 241.003 "Organa" is a Bombardier Traxx F140 AC2 locomotive from 2007
The railway upgrade part between Stenkumla and Dunsjö will be completed in 2019.
The railway between Hallsberg and Mjölby is used primarily by freight trains, the only exception is Tåg i Bergslagen line from Gävle to Mjölby.
Train 14617 from Hallsberg to Malmö
At Dunsjö, the railway is rebuilt partially to remove the curves.
The railway part from Dunsjö to Jakobshyttan will be rebuilt during 2020-2023.
Train 5360 from Nässjö to Hallsberg
Railway near Jakobshyttan was rebuilt 2014 to have a passing loop. Here is same X51 9008 I saw earlier, it is now returning from Mjölby to Hallsberg.
Train 47540 from Lessebo to Kristinehamn
Tågab Rc2ÖBB 007
Freight train is waiting for the passenger train
Train 64614 from Karlshamn to Borlänge
The transport is LNG to SSAB in Borlänge, provided by E.ON and Green Cargo.
I have found a perfect spot for train watching, however it requires some patience as there might be long time between each train. But, at the end during my 3 hours here I could see 7 freight and 3 passenger trains.
Some nature photos while waiting for the next train
X51 9014 "Torsten Ehrenmark"
Train 44668 from Bro to Malmö
TXL 185.678, Bombardier Traxx F140 AC2
The train carries containers for the retail chain Coop.
Train 40971 Hallsberg-Malmö
Hectorrail 441.002 "Croft" Siemens Eurosprinter ES 64 F4
The train have to take the passing loop track to let another freight train pass.
Train 15200 Malmö-Hallsberg
Train 5619 Hallsberg-Malmö
Rd2 1099 (same as I earlier saw in Dunsjö)
Freigh wagon from PKPCargo
A very short freight train 40978 from Malmö to Hallsberg
Hectorrail 441.001 "Cyborg" Siemens Eurosprinter
I'm swtiching back to Västra Stambanan, at the east side of Hallsberg.
X74 "MTRExpress" to Stockholm
Hallsberg church in the background
SJ Regional train with Rc6 locomotive
A deer in the field nearby
It took some before it saw me
Then it ran away
X55 to Stockholm
X2 in double traction to Göteborg
X2 to Karlstad
I'm now just north of Hallsberg at the railway to Örebro
Hallsberg station not far away
Train 8246 Hallsberg-Örebro
Train 179 Stockholm-Göteborg
Train 9140 Nässjö-Smedjebacken
Transport to Ovako steel in Smedjebacken
Train 62247 from Örebro to Sävenäs operated by Nordiska Tåg AB