This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Monday, July 2, 2018
Jörn, Storsund, Älvsbyn, Piteå
Today I'm continuing my journey further north along Stambanan genom övre Norrland.
Far away is the Karsbäcken "driftplats"
The railway over Skellefteälven river was re-built with a new bridge in 1993.
Remains of Kristineberg-Boliden ropeway
Some wild life on the streets
The old railway was passing through Kusfors, which is now a cafe during summertime
The old steam locomotive SJ B 1268 from 1915 is located here
The view over the river and the new bridge
Jörn station from 1893 is one of the most beautiful along this railway. It is very similar to Mellansel station.
The station is operated by both night trains and regional trains
Designed by Folke Zettervall, it is built in so called "Fornnordisk" style, or Norwegian Dragestil, inspired by Viking and medieval art and architecture of Scandinavia
Inside there is some kind of second hand shop
The old railway hotel built at the same time as the station.
Roundhouse in Jörn
Långträsk - another station built after Byskemodellen type. I've already visited Ekträsk and Åsträsk the day before.
1044 from Stockholm and 328m above sea level
All morning has been without trains, most probably due to some maintenance work on the railway. The first train I could spot was here in Koler at 13:30. It was train 9106
Steel train from Luleå to Borlänge is usually operated with two Re (Traxx F140 AC2) locomotives, here there are 3 Rc4 locomotives. Green Cargo has ordered and received new Softronic Transmontana locomotives which will be used on this line in the future. It will then be enough with 1 such six-axle locomotive which will have the power output of 6MW.
Rc4 1143, 1254 and 1263
The last station of "Byskemodellen" that I'm visiting this time is Storsund
Train 4375 from Gällivare to Skelleftehamn
Rc4 1155 and 1266
Älvsbyn station is the last I'm visiting today at the Main line through upper North
Train 7104 from Umeå to Luleå
Train 88276 from Umeå to Notviken
X11 3167 and 3189
X11 was manufactured in the late 80's and used by Skånetrafiken. Here in the north, X11 is usually used for service Umeå-Vännäs.
Train 41859 from Murjek to Piteå
Siemens Vectron from Hector Rail
Re 1432 and 1437
I've reached my final stop for today - Piteå
My hotel today (to the right) is sharing the same location as my favourite bar
City hall square
Pite havsbad beach, also called "The Riviera of Norrland"
The sunset up here is late, around 23:40 in Piteå in the beginning of July
This means that it is possible to view the long shadow of myself for a long time
The branch line Älvsbyn-Piteå here in Piteå. Hector Rail 161.106 (former NSB El15) from 1967