Sweden - Narrow gauge Upsala-Lenna-Faringe Railway

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Upsala-Lenna (earlier Länna) railroad is a small remaining part of the once huge 891 mm gauge railroad Stockholm to Roslagen. In the south there is still regular passenger traffic on some parts of the same railroad system. For pictures of those trains, please see the section Sweden -> Storstockholms Lokaltrafik SL -> Roslagsbanan at this same picture archive site. The part Uppsala Östra - Lenna - Faringe is a 33km long remainder in the northern part of this earlier network system and there are just museum trains rolling there. More information of the railroad can be found on the Wikipedia.
This picture shows the new "Uppsala Östra" station quite next to the current station of Uppsala city. This is currently the operational center of the museum railroad.
Picture 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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A museum train waiting for its departure time at Uppsala Östra station.
Picture 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Another view of the same museum train waiting for its departure time at Uppsala Östra station.
Picture 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The locomotive of the museum train was an old Swedish state railways SJ class Tp 891 mm gauge diesel engine from 1953. It requires oil in at least 15 different places before the driver can start driving.
Picture at Uppsala Östra 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The old locomotive driver gentleman is very fondly taking care of his machine.
Picture at Uppsala Östra 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Oiling is done, now the locomotive is ready to leave.
Picture at Uppsala Östra 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Closeup of the old class Tp locomotive. There is a small cabin, a resting place for the locomotive driver at the shorter front of the machine. At the longer front part there is not only the engine, but also plenty of space for tools, a hydraulic lift, oil, cleaning utensils etc. The machine is made by MAK in Kiel in 1953. There were originally 25 of these locomotives, but as many 891 mm narrow gauge lines were closed in the 180s and 1990s, many of these machines were left without work. 16 of these were converted to normal gauge and got the class number T23. Today this one is on of the only four remaining class Tp machines.
Picture at Uppsala Östra 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The coach SRJ Co 115 has a steel carriage structure. It was delivered in 1949 and was originally used in Roslagsbanan's fast traffic between Stockholm and the ferry port of Norrtälje. They were used by Roslagsbanan of SL (see archive section Sweden -> Storstockholms Lokaltrafik SL -> Roslagsbanan) until the beginning of the 1990s, after which it was given to museum train service. There are two similar coaches at the Upsala-Lenna railway, the numbers 114 and this 115.
Picture at Uppsala Östra 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The beautiful old two axle 3rd class coach NKlJ no.C 22 is from NKlJ, Nordmark–Klarälvens Järnvägar. That was an 891 mm gauge railroad running on the line Skoghall–Karlstad–Hagfors–Filipstad in the province of Värmland from 1877 to 1990. This coach is from 1916. The outer structure is made of teakwood.
Picture at Uppsala Östra 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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This beautifully restored 3rd class teakwood coach Co 71 is also from the year 1916. Its inside has been restored to the condition like it used to be in the 1940s. The railroad has also a similar coach no.Co 70 which is restored to look like it did when it was delivered in 1916.
Picture at Uppsala Östra 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The no. Co 70, already mentioned above, is from 1916 and has been rebuilt to look like it did when it was delivered.
Picture at Uppsala Östra 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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No. Co 33 is from the year 1899. It received a new chassis with metal plates instead of teakwood as its outer surface in 1940. In the old days it used to be heated by a small coal oven.
Picture at Uppsala Östra 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The cargo and luggage wagon no.23 was used as the last wagon of this beautiful museum train.
Picture at Uppsala Östra 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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There it goes - bye bye !
Picture at Uppsala Östra 30.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.
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