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.
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.
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 The machines were withdrawn 1957-58.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.