Saturday, February 25, 2017

Kungsör, Hälleforsnäs

Today I'm lucky with the weather, and I continue my journey in Mälardalen region, I will visit Kungsör and Hällerforsnäs by train.
 My first station is Årstaberg, from where I'm taking commuter train to Stockholm. Long distance trains are passing by here.


 Stockholm Central
 My first train to Kungsör
 Tågab train is arriving from Karlstad

 The railway from Stockholm Central is passing by the landmark of the town - the City hall.

 Söder Mälarstrand

X60 entering Stockholm Södra station

Bridges over Årsta bay, old and new


E20 highway
Lake Mälaren

Fors church


Railway to Kolbäck and Västerås
Tumbo church
I get off in Kungsör
Today's train has 5 coaches: AB7, B7A, BFS9, B7A, B7A

Old station building

Bridge over Arboga river

Daily Green Cargo train 9139 from Borlänge to Oxelösund
The train has two Traxx F140 AC2 locomotives: 185 405-8 and 185 642-6
First Traxx has Green Cargo / DB Schenker livery

The other Traxx has MGW service livery

Ship sailing for Köping harbour

Driving school

Statue of film actor Thor Modéen

King Karl church
Church bell

Old industry in Kungsör "Bleckkärlsfabriken"
Kungsör has a rich royal history, Gustav Vasa and Drottning Kristina among others was visiting this place.

The current station building
While waiting for the train I could spot some birds

I am now heading to Eskilstuna
From Eskilstuna I'm taking another train to Hällerforsnäs

This time it is an X50 train, for so called UVEN line

Hällerforsnäs is located along the old TGOJ line from Grängesberg to Oxelösund.

The station building was demolished as late as 2011


Hällerforsnäs was famous for its foundry which began as a cannon workshop and later making radiators and stoves.

Today it has a cultural centre with museums, galleries and theatre.

Sörmlandsleden (a hiking trail) is passing here

I'm back in Eskilstuna
Spending my trip back to Stockholm in an A7 1st class coach
Railway to Eskilstuna Logistikpark
From Härad to Strängnäs there is currently a construction of the second track and a tunnel.

The entrance to the new tunnel
We are entering the old tunnel

Railway to Åkers styckebruk

Södertälje Syd
On the other side of the platform also a train to Stockholm
Only 3min gap between the trains
Scania factory in Södertälje

Approaching Stockholm, new bridge is mounted for Västberga allé