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Railways in Norway

Created for by Iilkka Siissalo and John McKey. Pictures by Ilkka Siissalo, Hannu Peltola and John McKey.

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SBB RABe 514 number 054, Stadelhofen, Switzerland
Malmbana in the Norways north is a major ore railroad with heaviest equipment in Europe.

el18 number 2252 in Oslo, Norway
LOK2000 locos were one of the first truly common European work horses for the electric traction.

LKAB IORE units 121 and 125 behind the stables, Kiruna, Sweden
The IORE electric locomotives are heaviest in Europe, see IORE theme page for pictures and video...   See also our popular Visions series "Running with IORE" article!

NSB El18 number 2248 near Tangen, Norway in winter
Welcome to the Norwegian Railways Main Page! Norway is the other true mountain railroading country in Europe besides Switzerland and both have surpassed enormous obstacles building and operating railroads. But these challenges still face the railroad building and operations today and the limiting factor always seems to be the money. In Norway the winter operating conditions can be very extreme, still the rolling stock must work its way throught snow, sleet and ice, even on the high mountain areas.

The railroad both Norway and Sweden share is the Malmbanan, Ore Railway in English. You can find a series of articles on this subject. The scenery, the one of the kind rolling stock, the operator and the operations are all very fascinating on this railway! Or you can run along the huge IORe locomotives in the northern wilderness.

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Norwegian Rolling Stock

     Norway's Electric Multiple Units  
     Electric Locomotives in Norway  
     Diesel Locomotives in Norway  

MTAB De3 number 1219 in Kiruna Sweden
Flytoget, Oslo airport, Norway
MTAS Motala-11 with ore cars, Narvik, Norway
Norwegian RR Gallery

Why not take a look at the Norway's railroad gallery page to find numerous interesting pictures around the large coastal country?
CargoNet class 312 inn the mountains, Norway
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