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    ÖSlJ - the museum railway Mariefred-Läggesta-Taxinge



    I have been posting quite many pictures from the museum rail road running between Mariefred, Läggesta and Taxinge in Sweden, so I guess it's time to start a new thread about it. The railroad is operated by volenteers doing a lot of tasks on their free time. The real name of the railroad is "Östra Sörmlands Järnväg", ÖSlJ in short, that means "The railroad of eastern Södermanland".

    The homepage of the railroad can be found here: http://www.oslj.nu/

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    Last afternoon a couple of friends took me along for a visit to the workshop where a lot of repairs were being made to keep the material in good usable shape.


    Typical winter outside.


    Locomotive #8 "Emsfors"


    The electric locomotive #15 "Garpen"


    The building plate of "Lessebo"...


    ...and some details.

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      A lot of work going on. Seen from far to near: Lessebo, the chassis of #2 Virå, and the chimney of locomotiv "9".


      Something says that there's a lot of work left to be done before "Virå" is ready for operaton again. yes, it's the chassis where the buckets of paint are standing on...


      The "Nine" is probably a simplier case, "just" a broken axle.


      Some details.




      A little bit like Nordstjernen?

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        Upstairs there's a storage of all kind of probably-good-to-have-stuff.




        A oil can.


        A telephone switch board.


        Drawings can be handy.


        Or some replacement glass tubes to the lamps.


        More lamps.

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          Signs for all purposes.


          A old coffee can, perfect to store some nuts and bolts or whatever.



          That's all for now, but I'm kind of planning to return bringing some more lenses with me...
          Many thanks for the friends at ÖSlJ.

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            Great pictures from the train workshop, Tommi
            Always interesting to see what one can find inside of such a workshop of old things.
            Come up with more pictures when you can.
            Best wishes from
            Bengt Domben

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              Don't know if you guys will find this interesting or not, but my other life involves working at a major railway signalling and control company. Now called Invensys, it was formerly Westinghouse Brake & Signal, and for all sorts of reasons I've ended up as a sort of unofficial archivist.

              We've published a couple of books on the history of the Company, but thought you may find some of the photos in these interesting - some fantastic engineering from the 1890s through to the 1940s.

              http://www.polunnio.co.uk/gallery_1.html
              http://www.polunnio.co.uk/gallery_2.html
              http://www.polunnio.co.uk/gallery_3.html
              Cheers,

              Mark.

              www.pologlover.co.uk

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                Oh my, what a treat Tommi…and now here’s some interesting links from Mark too….well this will keep me happy for the rest of the evening…
                ...so I’ll just leave you for now with the inevitable comment that everything in Sweden runs on coffee!!!!!!

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                  Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
                  Don't know if you guys will find this interesting or not, but my other life involves working at a major railway signalling and control company. Now called Invensys, it was formerly Westinghouse Brake & Signal, and for all sorts of reasons I've ended up as a sort of unofficial archivist. We've published a couple of books on the history of the Company, but thought you may find some of the photos in these interesting - some fantastic engineering from the 1890s through to the 1940s.
                  Those signal systems are like giant monsters of mechanics. Must have been quite tricky to keep them up and running?

                  Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                  Oh my, what a treat Tommi…and now here’s some interesting links from Mark too….well this will keep me happy for the rest of the evening…
                  ...so I’ll just leave you for now with the inevitable comment that everything in Sweden runs on coffee!!!!!!
                  And there's actually one more coffee can in picture #4:6!

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                    Those signal systems are like giant monsters of mechanics. Must have been quite tricky to keep them up and running?
                    They were beautifully designed out of lots of very similar components, machined in the factory by folks that made bits for any signalling or braking system we were producing - right from castings, through fettling and machining to assembly. Once they were put together and oiled occasionally (some adjustment), they basically worked for every. There are still hundreds of smaller lever frames in the UK, and thousands in the world, which are only now being replaced because they're difficult to adjust and aren't compatible with new train protection systems.

                    We create electronic / computer based interlockings today which use military grade hardware built to aviation safety standards - and they basically implement the same rules as those beautiful old frames!
                    Cheers,

                    Mark.

                    www.pologlover.co.uk

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                      Thank you for creating this thread, Tommi. The guys will be happy to have such a documentation of the work and all these treasures. I enjoy it alo very much, of course.
                      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                        An interesting thread - and I in particular fancy the images of old details and dusty memorabilia.

                        There is hardly anything more interesting and inspiring than the old things we used to take for granted a long time ago.

                        This thread reminds me a little bit about another museum I visited a long time ago, in Chatuchak Park in Bangkok...

                        From the old forum: Railway museum in Chatuchak, Bangkok [TH]
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                          Today it was the day of the steam in Mariefred. Not much summer around. It was constantly raining, the thermometer was parked at 5 centigrade and the wind was around 6-8 m/s north west, BRR!


                          Train arriving at Läggesta station.


                          Details


                          "End of train sign"




                          Lots of engines in operation.


                          A classic Swedish park bench made in Nävekvarn.

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                            Somebody have made a real working model of one of the engines.


                            Rain-Rain-Rain!




                            The engine Emsfors in action.

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                              Down at the steamboat quay S/S Ejdern was moored.


                              Steerboard side.


                              "Maja" is aproaching, Peter is taking photos.


                              And here comes "Maja", or S/S Mariefred that is the real name.


                              More rain - anyone?


                              Captain Insulander is a living legend on board S/S Mariefred.

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