The Rjukan Railway today



In 1991, after 82 years of service, the last freight train rolled out of Rjukan station. Here the company Norsk Hydro produced artificial fertilizer in the same period of time - and the famous biproduct heavy water. Since then, most of the railway, rolling stock and ferries have been in mothballs and now is preserved as a museum railroad. Two of the railways ferries can still be admired and are vivid reminders of what an entreprise it was to built this industri town in the county of Telemark, Norway. Diesel-powered "Storegut" from 1956 are as good as new, and "Ammonia" from 1929 might be the last steam-powered railway ferry in the world still in running condition. The engines were tested OK in September 2010.

"Reisen med Rjukanbanen", 2010. 78 pages. With English captions. ISBN 978-82-993549-4-3

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