Sunday, August 20, 2017

Västerås, Ängelsberg, Kärrgruvan

Today I'm travelling to Västerås for a boat tour in Mälaren and then to Ängelsberg where I will travel with heritage railway to Kärrgruvan, organised by Engelsbergs Norberg Järnvägshistoriska förening (ENJ) association.
 First I'm taking X40 train to Västerås
 Passing by Karlberg station, which is now replaced with new Odenplan station for commuter trains

 Arriving to Västerås
 M/S Elba is a passenger ferry built in 1897 and named after an island outside Västerås
 During summer months there is a service operated by Rederi Mälarstaden to Östra holmen island
 I'm taking a short ride before my next train, the station is located very close to the harbour
 Västerås seen from Mälaren
 Ryanair plane taking off from Västerås airport

 Östra holmen island

 SJ Regional train

 My next train is this X14 3190 to Ängelsberg
 Rd2 1115 passing by


 Taking off from Mälarbanan to Kolbäck-Ludvika banan
 Photo wall inside the train left from Östgötapendeln time

 I get off in Ängelsberg

 My next train will depart at 14:52
 Ferry to Oljeön island, which has the oldest preserved oil refinery in the world, Engelsberg Refinery.


 Sculpture park

 Engelsberg Ironworks built in 1681 by Per Larsson Gyllenhöök and developed into one of the world's most modern ironworks in the period 1700-1800. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1993. (Wikipedia)
 Has its own station

 Do not feed the sheeps

 "Filosofiska bänken" by Sture Collins
 "Sälar" by Unna Katz
 "Oändlig metamorfos" by Oleg Nourpeissovs
 "Trattgubbar" by Peter Tillbergs

 My next train is arriving
 Y7 diesel railcars built at the end of the 50's
 Y7 was in regular service until 1989
 Engelsberg–Norberg Railway is a 18 km long railway line that was built in the 1850s with the purpose of transporting iron ore between the Norberg mining area and the lake Åmänningen, for further transport on barges on the Strömsholm Canal. (Wikipedia)

 Green light
 The railway to the left is to Fagersta and Ludvika

 Arriving to Snyten
 At Snyten, we have to cross the "Godsstråket genom Bergslagen" railway

 Not much of the station left here, it was demolished in 1972, the only house left is this building

 Arriving to Norberg, the last regular service passenger train went here in 1962, freight trains were operating until 1990. The railway crossing has to regulated manually
 Road 68 from Örebro to Gävle
 Last stop is Kärrgruvan
 The station in Kärrgruvan was demolished in the 80's but it was rebuilt in 2016

 Y7 is manufactured by Eksjöverken

  Norberg mining museum and the Mossgruve park
 Mimergruvan mining

 Taking the train back, passing by Norberg again


 Engelsberg bruk

 Back to Västerås and Stockholm

I'm getting off in Sundbyberg to take the new tram line, here operated with the new CAF A35 tram, also know as Urbos 75

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