Norway's national railways museum, Norsk Jernbanemuseum is in the city of Hamar. The place is somewhat different from other similar museums in that it is an area which extends to an area of almost a kilometer long. There is an operating old narrow gauge train that takes museum visitors from one end to another and there are several old station houses moved into the area from all over Norway. Our title picture shows the logo of the museum. Picture 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.


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There is an operating narrow gauge train on the area of the national railway museum in Hamar. It runs according to a published timetable and takes museum visitors from one end of the museum area to the other. Its name is Tertittoget. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

The locomotive of Tertittoget has been built by Hartmann in Chemnitz, Germany in 1895. It has been used at the museum since already 1962. The small locomotive together with its second and third class coaches are from the Urskog-Høland line. The small locomotive is fired by wood pellets. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

1890s technology for driving a train, still going strong. The controls of Tertittogets locomotive. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Fuel for Tertittoget. For those of you who have had a hamster, guinea pig or a rabbit as kids, you surely know the stuff. But not necessarily as locomotive fuel :-) Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Well over 120 years old and during summers in almost daily use since 1962, the machine of Tertittoget is in surprisingly good condition. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Two of the three coaches of the museum train Tertittoget. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Inside a third class coach of Tertittoget. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

The absolute luxury of a 2nd class coach of Tertittoget. The lady in the picture is train photographer Sanna Siissalo. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

The "Dovregubben", old chap of Dovre, is the biggest ever Norwegian steam locomotive, designed for the very steep mountainous Dovrebane rail line. It weighs over 153 tons. Five of these giants were built since 1935 by the Thune mekaniske vaerksted in Oslo and when the Germans occupied Norway, the nazis built two more in Germany by Krupp in 1940. This one is one of the German built Krupp machines. The machines were withdrawn 1957-58. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Driving wheels of the "Dovregubben", class 49c, were 1530 mm in diameter. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

The "Dovregubben" was oil fueled and even the oil tenders were huge. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

"Alf" was one of the earliest locomotives in Norway, built by Beyer, Peacock & co. in Manchester Britain 1870. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Even older than "Alf" shown above was this locomotive no. 16 built by the world famous company R.t. Stephenson & co. in Newcastle on Tyne in UK in 1861 . Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Locomotive no. 10 "Hugin" was built in Motala Sweden 1881 and it was in use in Bergen area and Stavanger area until 1948. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

The king's own coach from Røros line dates back to 1876. It was built in USA and it was for 1067 mm narrow gauge, often referred to as the "Kapspur" or Cape gauge. Train photographer Sanna Siissalo is acting as the queen here. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

NSB's railcar / railbus of the class Cmb type 1 from 1930 was a Kapspur 1067 mm gauge railbus with a wooden frame. It was used on the Setesdals railway and had a top speed of 55 km/h. There was space for 30 passengers. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Driver's cab of the same class Cmb railbus as above. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

NSB's class BFS 65 was Norway's first electric motor wagon, built by Svenska Maskinverken in Sweden in 1921 for normal gauge traffic on the Drammenbanen line. In 1932 several of these wagons, including this one were rebuilt to become steering wagons which could via cables remotely control a pushing motor wagon behind. This one was in active use until 1983. Photo in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Inside view of the same NSB's class BFS 65 electric motor wagon / steering wagon from 1921. Photo in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

A wooden class 62 electric motor wagon from 1932. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Another view of the same wooden class 62 electric motor wagon from 1932 as shown above. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

This is a car built by Armstrong & Whitworth in UK; their car no. 385. The car was imported into Norway by the Automobil Compagniet A/S and sold to chamber lord Cappelen from Ulefoss. After a while Cappelen bought a newer car and this one was returned to the car sales company, which this time sold it in 1924 to NSB. NSB modified it to become a railcar for track inspection purposes. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

The driver's controls of the same class Cmb track inspection railcar as above. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

What was the difference between the 4th and the 3rd class in a passenger train? Right, 3rd class had a roof and wooden benches. 4th did not. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Second class was luxury for the rich. It had soft couches, separately for men and women. Women's departments might even have curtains. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

NSB's track inspection vehicle type KVAB no. 58-305 was built by Kalmar Verkstad AB in Sweden in 1961. It had a Volvo car engine and a Volvo gearbox. There were only five of these in Norway, but a large number was in use in Sweden. To see pictures of the same type in Swedish colours, please see our picture archive section Sweden -> miscellaneous. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

NSB's track inspection railcar 58-39. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

A 1930s express train dining coach made of teakwood acts as the museum's restaurant at the national railway museum. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

NSB's rail truck of the class Skd R 219 was built by Robel and was Robel's type 11. They were built 1960-65 and NSB had 42 of them. Picture in Hamar 1.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.


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