Sweden's railways are so well electrified that diesel traction does
not play much of a role today. Green cargo uses diesel shunters (typically T44 or Td) of course, but other than that
the state railways SJ and its cargo part Green cargo only have some small diesel tractors or locomotors and typically
they are also quite old. Private operators have bought used SJ/GC diesel machines, especially those of the types T43.
This title picture shows a class T44 machine in Mora 23.8.2009. The T44s have become fairly rare recently because
Green cargo is putting them one by one through a thorough modernisation programme, after which they are designated class Td.
Photo by Ilkka Siissalo 23.8.2009 in Mora.
FUNET railway pictures archive - Sweden - State railways SJ's and Green cargo's diesel locomotives
Major diesel locomotives
T44 394 switching at Stockholm Central Station, December 1996. There is otherwise nothing special in this old picture, but note the SJ logo at the front of the machine. The picture is from those times when SJ was still SJ and such a thing as Green cargo did not yet exist. Photo by Urban Fredriksson (email@example.com) (6k) Uploaded Jun 18 1997
A smaller diesel of the class V5, still in the very old SJ orange colours 23.8.2009 in Enköping. These three axle locomotives were built 1975-78, altogether 40 pieces. They have Deutz diesel engines and their top speed is 40 km/h in shunting mode or 70 km/h in line operations mode. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.
T43 235 at the Swedish Railways' Museum at Gävle, March 1997. Photo by Urban Fredriksson. (2k) Uploaded Jun 18 1997. SJ and GC have not had the old 1950s class T43 Nohabs in use for a long time anymore, but still in 2016 some of them are in operation by the private companies.
One of the former class T43 diesels of SJ, moved from SJ to Banverket, the infrastructure part, here in a sorry state forgotten on a side track in Vetlanda. It was a playing ground for vandals and little boys. Picture in Vetlanda 30.6.2010 by Ilkka Siissalo.
Class Tb diesel locomotives are quite special as they are used not only as regular locomotives in track maintenance trains but also as snow ploughs. This is a Baneverket class Tb in Kiruna 14.8.2009. Baneverket is the former infrastructure part of SJ, now operating separately from the train operator part SJ itself. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.
A class T21 diesel at a railway museum in Nässjö. SJ bought 54 of them 1955-58. In 2003 only three were left. They were built by MaK in Germany and the same type was in use at least in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. Picture at the Nässjö Järnvägsmuseum close to the Nässjö station 29.6.2010 by Ilkka Siissalo.
Locomotors and rail tractors