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    Walked the roundtrip Sandgata, Skansen bridge, HSC terminal, railway terminal, Ravnkloa, Sandgata today, in heavy rain. Brought my Pentax along, but only shot five pictures. Here are four:

    Don't know what a 'stillverk' is called in english, so no more text on this one from me here
    SSL26932 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    I never get tired of Skansen bridge
    ​​​​​​SSL26933 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Train 73 002 at Trondheim railwaystation
    ​​​​​​SSL26938 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Train Type 73 built by ADtranz Strømmen. 16 of this type were built between 1999 and 2001.
    SSL26939 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      Stillverk doesn't literally translate to English, but we use the word 'interlocking' for signalling safety systems. Today they're clever, safety-critical computer-based devices, but they're named (at least in English) after the mechanically interlocked levers that controlled points and signals - invented by a chap called John Saxby, he set up the company that the one I work for today directly came from. The tall shape of all of these signalboxes also stems from the days when the levers and the people operating the railway stood upstairs and pulled and pushed things, whilst all the mechanical stuff was in the room underneath.

      Trondheim Stillverk 1 obviously has a very different life these days .. https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/norges-...teater-1.78850

      The plan of the big Norwegian railway upgrade is that everything is centralised (pretty much), with secure radio-based systems supervising train speed and location, and a 'traffic management centre' typically a long way away from the railway it's controlling. https://www.smartrailworld.com/alsto...ne-nor-network

      Bit of a specialist subject - it's how I earn a living (both of my jobs, and the history of signalling is a bit of a sideline too).
      Cheers,

      Mark.

      www.pologlover.co.uk

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      • Sterkoder
        Sterkoder commented
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        Thank you very much for the info on 'stillverk'. Much appreciated!
        I know what a stillverk do and how it works, I just couldn't put words on it yesterday evening.
        (It has been a long and kind of different week-end, as we had our 18 year old daughter move to Trondheim and her own apartment yesterday. I was so tired when posting :-) ).
        Thanks also for the links, specially the one from our broadcaster NRK, which show how the stillverk is being used today :-)

      Great images from my current home-town - despite the grey and wet weather. The explanation from PoloUK makes it even more interesting.

      PS: If you get TOO wet some day, you are welcome to my cafe for dinner, coffee or the best (and only) ice tea's around.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        Wow, thank you for a nice offer, Captain! Watch out, I might just drop by one day, as your café is just a short walk from my daughters apartment.
        I guess a Saturday or Sunday will be the most obvious days, as I have my job to attend in Kristiansund
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
          Wow, thank you for a nice offer, Captain! Watch out, I might just drop by one day, as your café is just a short walk from my daughters apartment.
          I guess a Saturday or Sunday will be the most obvious days, as I have my job to attend in Kristiansund
          I might not be there on weekends for a while, as I have my dayshifts on K starting tomorrow morning, as well as an upcoming trip to Hong Kong. With 3-4 jobs time is valuable. LOL.

          But whenever you go there, please tell them you know Captain Bank, and they will know me. Someone arrived last week asking for me by using my Norwegian name: nobody knew who I was. LOL.

          Be warned that the food is so VERY good, that the lines can quickly get long. Yesterday we had a 90 minute wait for orders!

          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            Captain Bank..., ok, I'll remember that.
            90 minutes for orders, wow, that's a good sign (not for the ones in queue, but for us others).
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
              90 minutes for orders, wow, that's a good sign (not for the ones in queue, but for us others).
              Depending on how you see it, it could be both good and bad - I guess.

              Things will eventually cool down and fall more in place as we gain more experience.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              • Sterkoder
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                I just thought; when I'm out travelling, I almost never eat at restaurants where there are no visitors ;-) So, a restaurant with a queue should be a good thing :-)
                Wish you all the best with the café/restaurant :-D

              I agree, it would have been much worse with empty tables and no lines. But, we are getting better each day as we learn how to do things.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                Autumn in Trondheim - for your enjoyment:

                2018_10_11 MAVIC-Nardo-Vestlia-DJI_0004 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                  Autumn mood:

                  2018_10_11 MAVIC-Nardo-Vestlia-DJI_0003 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    More mood as the sun sets:

                    2018_10_11 MAVIC-Nardo-Vestlia-DJI_0002 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                      Downtown Trondheim at autumn:

                      2018_10_10 G7XMII-AUTUMN Trondheim-IMG_3037 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        - and one image taken at Bakklandet, actually on the Old City Bridge (Gamle Bybro):

                        2018_10_10 G7XMII-AUTUMN Trondheim-IMG_3035 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                          Relativ to the previous post, this image was taken the other way - from about where the person in grey jacket stands:

                          2018_10_10 G7XMII-AUTUMN Trondheim-IMG_3034 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                            Trondheim "beautification-project":

                            2018_08_24 EOS5D-Skansen Trondheim-IMG_6728 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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