Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Ärla, Folkesta, Östertibble, Jädersbruk

This weekend I'm spending by car, visiting different places in Svealand.
 Starting with Svealandsbanan and Kjula. Former "Norra Södermanlands" railway between Södertälje and Eskilstuna was replaced by a new one in 1997 since it was too slow and winding, as well it did not pass through Strängnäs.
 The new line got a completely new route with stations in Nykvarn, Läggesta and Strängnäs between Södertälje Syd and Eskilstuna. Eskilstuna logistics park Kjula is located here.
 A few km south of Kjula I can find former station along "Norra Södermanlands" railway - Ärla.
 NrSlJ (Norra Södermanlads Järnväg) was constructed in 1895 and was operated until 1994.
 Ärla village lost its railway connection due to opening of Svealandsbanan, today there are busses operating here instead.
 The station is now a home for a pizzeria

 Parts of the former railway is now a path for bicycles
 Former station of Hällberga to the left here

 Moving further to Skogstorp. Here is Eskilstunaån river.
 Railway Eskilstuna-Flen
 X50 9003 from Sala to Linköping

 Svealandsbanan near Hällbybrunn

 X50 9001 near Folkesta

 Folkesta. The station was once located here

 Citizens of Folkesta are unhappy with the decision from politicians to transform this place from urban to industrial area.
 Nearby is a ReTuna Återbruksgalleria - the world's first recycling mall

 "Old items are given new life through repair and upcycling. Everything sold is recycled or reused or has been organically or sustainably produced."

 I'm moving on further west along Svealandsbanan
 At Östertibble I can spot train 80104 from Hagalund to Örebro
 3 Rc6 locomotives: 1370, 1355 and 1352

 I've reached the border between Södermanland and Västmanland

 SJ regional train from Arboga to Stockholm
 X40 3325

 Train 9130 from Oxelösund to Borlänge

 185 333 and 185 334

 Östertibble station

 Train 6672 near Jädersbruk
 Mälarbanan between Arboga and Hovsta here in Jädersbruk is split here in two different routes, to the left is the original route through Frövi built in 1857, to the right is the new straight route constructed in 1997.

 Freight trains are taking the old route, while the new route is built for passenger trains.

There is no station left here in Jädersbruk, but there is a Peace monument park.
"These are peace monuments that are made from used war material. Fifteen artists from USA, China, Romania, Germany, Great Britain, The Netherlands and Sweden have created these unique sculptures in situ in Arboga."

 Hydro power station in Jädersbruk

 Arbogaån river

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