This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Lerot, Åmotfors, Magnor
Today I'm exploring Värmlandsbanan until the border with Norway and some part of the Kongsvingerbanen on the Norwegian side.
My first stop is at Ottebol
Ottebol was operated until 2016 together with some other small stations along the line
Regional train from Värmlandstrafiken is still operating the line, but with fewer stops
There is a rumour that this and some other stations might be served again soon.
The whole line between Oslo and Stockholm was completed in 1871
Another station that is not used anymore is Lerot
The last station on the Swedish side of the line is Charlottenberg
Some km north of Charlottenberg is the border between Sweden and Norway. The place is called Morokulien.
"In 1910 the Nordic Peace Congress in Stockholm decided that a peace monument should be raised on the border between Sweden and Norway to celebrate 100 years of peace between the countries. The building of the peace monument was finished in 1914." (Wikipedia)
After passing the border (this was before the Corona time), I'm in the town of Magnor. Even before the restrictions, I got stopped at the border by the Norwegian police and had to answer questions about the purpose of my visit.
In Norway, most wooden stations are still there which I find very pleasant.
Skotterud has also a station building
Train 48711 from Kristinehamn to Sørli
Rc2 001 from Tågab
MZ 1448 from Baneservice
I'm back at Magnor
SJ Intercity from Stockholm to Oslo
Train 41605 from Karlstad to Kongsvinger
243 105 Vectron from Hectorrail
Train 45941 from Göteborg Sävenäs
Train 41607 from Grums
243 001 Vectron
Fagerås station near Kil
At Skattkärr I can spot X52 9083 I saw earlier today