This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Falun, Hofors, Sandviken
Today I'm visiting Falun, Hofors and Sandviken.
First, I'm taking an early Intercity train from Stockholm to Falun, here is a stop at Arlanda Central.
Inside A11 coach
From Borlänge the railways continues as Dalabanan or Siljansbanan (to the left) or Bergslagsbanan.
SJ Intercity from Mora
SSAB steel production in Borlänge
Bridge over Dalälven
Lugnet ski jumping hill - the place I'm going to visit today
Stadsparken, city park
"Lugnet ski jumping hill has a hill size of HS134, a construction point of K-120. The hill was built specifically for the World Cup Ski Championships in 1974. Last modernisation took place from August 2012 to end of 2013 because of the preparations for the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships." (Wikipedia)
Local squirrels in Stadsparken
Railway museum in Falun
Next for me is this Tåg i Bergslagen train to Hofors
X51 9015 in Hofors
Hofors station from 1939
Re 1426 and 1430
Hofors is located 3km from the train station, but there is a track to the ironworks in central Hofors
Bergslagen Line was the first completed railway in Sweden
Train 72090 from Borlänge to Bräcke, operated by VR
This is an CFL class 1800, manufactured by La Brugeoise et Nivelles, in Belgium in 1963
Since 2013 it is owned by Svenska Tågkraft and it has number 1802
The town near the station is actually named Robertsholm, despite the station name Hofors