Tertitten – old steam locomotives and railways

080913- 060sA few weeks ago I went on a trip to Sørumsand with my sister and her family and my parents. At Sørumsand they have a museums train going. They have an old steam locomotive there. Over a hundred years ago, they made a railway between Sørumsand and Skulerud, two small places in Norway. The railway was 57 km long and was called Tertitten. The railway was open until 1960, when it closed for good.

The railway passed my parents house. The place where I grew up, Lierfoss, had a trainstop. My great grandfather was the head of the station on Lierfoss – Lierfoss Station. If you were going to Oslo, you needed to take the train, if you didn’t have a car. And in the early 1900 not many had cars.

A year after the railway closed, they started the work with presserve the railway for posterity.  Most of the railway was removed to make space for regular roads where cars could drive. Today only a small part of the railway is operative.

During the summer, the railroad is open and you can take a trip with one of the steam locomotives. Every sunday you can drive the 3,2 km (and back again)  that is operative. On their way back, they stop at a station for twenty minutes, so you can buy something to eat. They serve waffles, icecream, coffee, soda etc.

So as I said in the beginning, I went to Sørumsand to ride with this train. It was a fun trip. I love to experience things from the past. When I do things like that, I dream about the old times and try to imagine how things where back then. It’s at times like that, I wish I could enter a time machine and go back in time.

I couldn’t take this trip without bringing my camera. I knew there would be some awesome things to photgraph. Here are some of the photos I took. I hope you’ll like them.

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