Narrow gauge in Sweden

Thieu Oct 28, 2014

  1. Thieu

    Thieu TrainBoard Member

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    Last summer, I made some shots at the Swedish town Västervik. They have still some of the narrow gauge up and running. The narrow gauge trains share the town station with the regular (normal gauge) trains.

    [video=vimeo;109954005]http://vimeo.com/109954005[/video]
     
  2. Hytec

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    The station area looks very nice, well cared for, much like the few Swedes that I've known. The narrow gauge cars appear to be much older than the standard gauge cars, though equally as functional. Is the narrow Meter gauge...?
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Interesting motor sounds. Am I seeing dual gauge track? Or is that a replacement rail?
     
  4. Thieu

    Thieu TrainBoard Member

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    It is 891mm. Strange gauge. It equals three Swedish feet, a method no longer in use.

    The narrow gauge cars are older. It is a museum railway. But they share the same station as the standard gauge trains from the public transport system. Those trains are of a modern type that you can find all over Sweden and Danmark.

    I think that there is only one narrow gauge railway in Sweden that still provides public transport.
     
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    indeed, it is dual gauge track. And since both trains share the same route for a while, they have to wait for eachother before they can leave or arrive.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    OK. That most likely explains why the narrow gauge train moved ahead, stopped, moved, stopped.
     

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