This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Today I'm traveling to Småland and visiting Southern Mainline.
Train 3933 departing at 07:00 is an additional service from Snälltåget to their regular daily train between Stockholm and Malmö.
Since it is an early departure I'm having my breakfast in the train
This train has an R7 restaurant coach, which is a former B3 coach from NSB
Since it was dark almost 2h, I could not see which route the train took. Now I can see that it took the railway through Nyköping instead of the usual route through Katrineholm.
Today will be a sunny day
At Åby our train is connecting on the Souther Main Line
Most cars on this train are of type BC2, usually used for night train services to Åre during the ski season
There is also an older B5 coach. Despite an early departure on a Saturday, the train is almost full
193 255 Vectron at Nässjö
Passengers are taking their dogs out for a walk during the stop
Some coaches have "Inlandsbanan" livery
BC2K coach, with couchette compartments. In the summer used as the night train to Berlin, in the winter as night train to Åre. During other periods of the year, it is used for day trains Stockholm/Malmö.
Another Snälltåget, is arriving from Malmö
193 254 Vectron
Christmas tree at Nässjö
Thimons patisserie has a wide selection of cakes
I'm taking Krösatåg from Nässjö to Bodafors
Between 1976 and 1997 there were no services operating this station.
Train 5613 Hallsberg-Malmö
It is the same train I saw earlier at Nassjö. It was waiting for the passenger trains to pass
There is a bus stop right outside the station
Bodafors is known for several furniture manufacturing companies
There are many churches here
In 1940 the first church in Bodafors was constructed, sponsored by the local furniture firms. In 1970 it was modernized, designed by Ralph Erskine.
3rd Snälltåget train I see today
This one has more modern cars, capable of reaching 200km/h
193 288 Vectron
Train 9730 Nässjö-Värö
The former station of Bodafors was destroyed in 2009. Until 1922 it was named Sandsjö
It was located here
The bridge constructed in 1995
Don't go without a ticket
Why put a fence here...
My next destination will be Aneby, first I have to go back to Nässjö
RRS train arriving from the north at Nässjö
X14 3230 will be my next train
Some features of the train
Arriving at Aneby
Train 5100 Malmö-Hallsberg
Rc4 1280 and Rd2 1111
Monument of Elis Sandberg at Aneby. He was a famous doctor in Sweden during the 50's