This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
On this Saturday in October I take a trip to Varberg, on the west coast in Sweden.
First, X2000 train to Alvesta
The new Mb (Transmontana) locomotives for Green Cargo are here in Alvesta
My next train is Krösatåg to Värnamo
It's a short to from Alvesta to Värnamo
Värnamo is a junction station between Halmstad-Nässjö and Kust-till-kust railways
SJ Regional Göteborg-Kalmar is arriving to Värnamo
My 3rd train today is Krösatåg to Halmstad, it is a Y32 1411
Train 16821 Hallsberg-Malmö (via Göteborg)
I'm crossing the railway to the other side, in order to find Halmstad Östra (East) station
A new station in Halmstad is currently under construction
It turned out that Halmstad Östra was very close to the central one
Halmstad Östra station belonged to the railway Halmstad-Bolmen which was a 65km narrow gauge railway constructed in 1889. Unfortunately it was closed in 1966 and the tracks were taken out of use.
The station is however still in place
Train 51974 Malmö-Göteborg
Halmstad Central seen from the Östra station
After visiting Halmstad, I'm taking a train to Varberg. The train is an X31 4406
Due to single track railway through Varberg, the railway here will be built in a tunnel, the construction will take place between 2019-2024
Campus Varberg and Hålrum ("Hole") sculpture
Spirande snäcka ("Spire shell") sculpture
Tullkammare, Custom house
Public bath in Varberg. It is one of the landmarks of Varberg and the current building is from 1903
13th of October, and people are still taking a bath in the sea
I'm now visiting Varberg Fortress which is another landmark of Varberg
From Wikipedia: "Varberg Fortress was built in 1287-1300 by Count Jacob Nielsen as protection against Eric VI of Denmark, who had declared him an outlaw after the murder of his father King Eric V of Denmark. Jacob had close connections with King Eric II of Norway and as a result got substantial Norwegian assistance with the construction. The fortress, as well as half the county, became Norwegian in 1305. In the fourteenth century the fortress was expanded to include a castle."
A freight train passing by
A monument for Daniel Rantzau, a Danish-German general who was known for his leadership during the Northern Seven Years' War.
Current single track railway through Varberg that will be replaced with a tunnel in about 5 years