This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Today I will continue the trip further north to Katterjåkk.
Boden station in the morning
Re 1434 and 1438 at Boden
SJ Intercity arrives from Luleå
I will be taking this X52 9016 to Kiruna
Passing by Nattavaara again
IORE 126 and 122
From Kiruna I'm taking a rental car to Katterjåkk. There is a train station in Katterjåkk but due to Covid-19 no trains are going to Norway this year. Also, it happened to be very nice weather this time I'm up here, so it was worth the money to rent a car.
My first stop after leaving Kiruna is at Rensjön
Rensjön means reindeer lake, and it didn't take a long time until I could see some raindeers
Torneträsk station was built at the time of the electrification for Malmbanan railway in 1912-1914. The building worked as a combined station and transformer facility. Identical stations can be found in Abisko and Vassijaure and they were designed by Folke Zettervall.
The station still has a platform but no trains are stopping here anymore.
E10 is the only road up here
At Stordalen I can see an IORE train
IORE 130 and 117
Katterjåkk bed and breakfast will be my hotel tonight
This time of the year it is fully booked for the ski tourists, and it seems that Corona has not scared away the tourists
The station is located just next to the B&B
Usually, all passenger trains stop here, but not this year
I'm visiting nearby Vassijaure station
IORE 110 and 124
Inside the station, there is a waiting hall
Kopparåsen is a nearby station
IORE 114 and 119
Famous view over Lapporten
Back at Vassijaure. There is an underground passage, but nobody seems to use it
IORE 113 and 123
Back at the B&B, there is a common space for the hotel guests. The rooms are very small and there is a shared bathroom.
IORE 132 and 103
IORE 102 and 133 at Katterjåkk
It's 22:12 and it is 22nd of May - the midnight sun is already here for almost two months from May to July.