Friday, July 12, 2013

A Real Veteran


During the summer the "serious" photographer takes a holiday and the child inside takes over and wants to play - for instance with locomotives. In this case it was the veteran railway Setesdalsbanen outside Kristiansand in the far south of Norway. It was initially opened in 1895 as a narrow gauge (1067mm) railway, but it ceased ordinary operation in 1962. But enthusiasts still operate part of it. And with lots of steam!


And some of it had of course to be shown in proper monochrome :-)


Nothing like well-stoked fire to get the locomotive going


But of course you need an old-fashioned ticket to enter the train. No modern apps here!


And then it is time for departure!

Have a nice Week-End and a fine summer!

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love old trains and still prefer to travel by train than by plane! I love your captures for the day, Rune!! And what great old train it is! Thanks for sharing, this is very special!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Dina said...

Ah, those were the days. I remember the noisy smelly (but exciting) steam locomotives from my Chicago childhood.

You made great photos of a beautiful train.

Jackie said...

Oh wow! These are amazingly beautiful photographs!!!
My son is a engineer for Norfolk Southern. I have a LOVE for trains.
Hugs,
Jackie

HansHB said...

Herlig!
Dette har jeg virkelig sansen for!
Liker dette både i smått (medlem av MJF) og stort!
Fortsatt god sommerferie!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I love trains, especially old ones. That photo of the boiler would be pretty neat with the firebox in color and the rest of the shot monochrome (selectively colorized)

richies said...

Very interesting steam engine photos!
An Arkies Musings

Valerie said...

Beautiful shots Rune. I love trains where you can still lean out of the window!

Gerald (SK14) said...

lovely series of photos - like the B&W but also the fiery red of the furnace.

Jorge Muñoz said...

Great blog, I like it. I'll stick around. Greetings from afar.

Anne said...

Dette er nostalgi da, og på sitt aller aller beste!

Har en museumsjernbane like utenfor stuedøra jeg også:

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thamshavnbanen

Norges første elektriske jernbane kan du lese, og har i de siste åra virkelig vært pussa opp! masse arbeid av masse flinke folk. MEN allikevel da så omstridt i lokalsamfunnet. Den går gjennom bebyggelsen nedover hele dalføret her og jernbaneovergangene her er neimenn ikke godt sikra og ulykker har skjedd, så diskusjoner ja :-)
Men klart sjarmerende og en del av historien som en bør ta godt vare på :-)

Fin fin sommer til deg Rune, så fotograferer vi og deler etter hvert.

Varm varm Anneklem din vei ( eller varm og varm, frisk Trønderklem kan en vel si :-)

Birdman said...

I agree.
ALWAYS free the child!

Phoenix C. said...

What a beautiful train! And I love the old-fashioned tickets too, they make me think of my childhood holidays and adventures.

RIZALENIO said...

I feel like I'm staring at a wonderful movie stills.

Have a great summer!

EG CameraGirl said...

I smiled when I saw that even the tickets were old fashioned. Wonderful!

Lew said...

Delightful series of shots! There are still a few steam engines operating in the US. My eldest daughter just returned from you waters of the midnight sun. She took a National Geographic cruise to the artic circle, with a couple of days in Oslo, visiting several fjords and on to photograph polar bears, seals and artic birds. She skipped the swim in the Artic Ocean!)

Banjo52 said...

Rune, do you have any idea of how the comfort level on those trains compares to the ones we have now? I'm assuming it's a huge difference, but I have no real idea.

Petra said...

It's funny to see those tickets again, we used to have similar ones! And I love the boiler, great playful opportunity for your photography. :)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I'm impressed by the beautiful 'unmolested' timber that lines the side of the cars. If that were here in Los Angeles, it would be destroyed by paint can wielding youth.

Ken Mac said...

choo choo I love it

imac said...

Full Steam ahead with this post my friend.

Irene said...

Fine smakebiter du gir oss. Utrolig sjarmerende ... flott at de har tatt vare på denne delen av historien vår.

Irene said...

Fine smakebiter du gir oss. Utrolig sjarmerende ... flott at de har tatt vare på denne delen av historien vår.

truels said...

Jeg elsker også disse gamle dampmaskiner. Var du med ude at køre?
Jeg kom hjem fra en uge med min søn på Lesbos idag, og nåede ikke at prøve det gamle damplokomotiv, der kørte på vores lokalbane netop idag....
Bliver lidt misundelig, når jeg ser dine fine fotos her....

truels said...

Idag kørte også et veterantog her på vor lokalbane. Men jeg var på vej hjem fra en uge på Lesbos imens..... Bliver lidt misundelig, når jeg ser dine fine billeder her :-)

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Wow! This looks awesome...I would love to be a part of this!

munchow said...

En flott og vakker foto essay. Kan virkelig føle den forgangne tiden.