This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Ballingslöv, Moheda, Alvesta
Today I'm travelling to north of Skåne and Kronoberg.
Morning at Stockholm C. Snälltåget to Malmö
SJ Snabbtåg to Göteborg
To the left is my train to Malmö
Passing by a very delayed freight train from Katrineholm to Germany in Norrköping. I will later see it in Alvesta.
Ra 988 locomotive from STAB (Svensk Tågkraft AB)
I have arrived to Älmhult, where I will change to a local train
X2 continues to Malmö
X31 Öresundståg to Kalmar
I'm buying my next ticket in this machine
This machine is accepting all possible cards from southern Sweden public transport companies
X11 Krösatåg in service Växjö-Hässleholm
Ballingslöv station. It was re-opened in 2013 together with the other stations along the line Hässleholm-Alvesta.
Snälltåget I saw earlier in the morning in Stockholm is now passing by Ballingslöv.
Vectron locomotive from Snälltåget
Ballingslöv has one of the largest manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom furnitures in Sweden
The traffic is busy today at Southern Main Line
Train 4240 from Malmö to Rosersberg
The train is transporting freight from Lübeck for Lidl retail among others
Not many bicycles parked here at the station
Same train returning back from Hässleholm
Now it gets really busy here in Alvesta, I see X2 train leaving Alvesta while an X31 is arriving
Also, the delayed train 42701 which I saw earlier in Norrköping
This line is a cooperation between Hector Rail and Samskip for transportation between Katrineholm and Duisburg
Hector Rail 241.011 "C-3PO" is a Bombardier Traxx F140 AC2 locomotive supporting operations in Sweden, Denmark and Germany
It seemed that there was a problem with a railway switch
My next train is an X14 to Moheda
The station here was closed in 1976 but re-opened in 2013 for this Krösatåg service between Växjö and Jönköping.
Moheda old station building was replaced in the 50's with this one
Bridge from 1994
Hector Rail 243.115, Siemens Vectron AC DPM
X11 3187 Krösatåg will take me back to Alvesta
Train 42023 "Real Rail" from Nässjö to Helsingborg
"Real Rail" company is transporting freights from Umeå/Luleå to south of Sweden, Green Cargo is the operator
X2 from Stockholm and SJ Regional train from Kalmar to Göteborg
In Alvesta the trains from Kust to kust (Coast to coast) railway have to cross the Södra stambanan (Southern Main Line) railway.
Öresundståg to Kalmar is waiting for the track to be clear
Train 41025 I saw earlier in Moheda is waiting for X2 train to leave Alvesta
Today I saw unusually many freight trains, 7 to be exact.
I'm now waiting for my delayed Snälltåget back to Stockholm
Here it is, arriving almost 1h later than scheduled
Snälltåget bought these Bmpz coaches, which were originally built in the 70´s for German DB (Bm235), but were later used by Dutch NS. They were renovated in 2017 by Atelierele Griviţa in Romania (Information from Järnväg.net).
Inside one of the coaches
Snälltåget has a restaurant coach, but on this service, there was only one beer sort left to choose
One of the advantage with the "new" Bmpz coaches for Snälltåget, is that the service can now increase its speed from 160 to 200km/h on certain parts of the route. It was reaching 201km/h here between Mjölby and Linköping.