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8/15/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Peider SwissTrip
Dates:6/19/2016 - 6/22/2016
Album Info:The railway from Narvik, Kiruna to Luleå is 473 kilometres (294 mi) long. The line is dominated by the 6800-tonne ore freight trains operated by LKAB from their mines to the Port of Narvik (Norway) and the Port of Lulea (Sweden). In addition, SJ operates passenger trains and CargoNet operates container freight trains. The Iron Ore Line is single track, electrified at 15 kV 16 2/3 Hz AC and has a permitted axle load of 30 tonnes.
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Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  The biggest Ore Mine is located in Kiruna, northern Sweden. The mine itself is on top left, the train loading facilities in the lower middle of the picture. Trains run along a loop, usually clockwise. Part of the city has to be removed within the next 20 years because of sliding down into the mine system. In total, approximately 5,000 homes and 700 000 square meters of housing and premises have to be replaced. This means that around 10,000 people, about a quarter of the population, will have to move.
Photo Date:  6/20/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:01 AM
Location:  Kiruna, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  121   Comments: 2
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  An 6800 t IORE train moving out, this time counter-clockwise, from the loading facility towards Norway and the atlantic harbour of Narvik.
Photo Date:  6/20/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:12:58 AM
Location:  Kiruna, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Swedish Green Cargo operates some mixed freight trains to the mine company from southern Sweden.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:11 AM
Location:  Kiruna, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  GC RC4(UNKNOWN)
Views:  121   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  INFRANORD way of maintenance vehicle rebuilt from former railbus.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:14 AM
Location:  Kiruna, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  IN LMV(UNKNOWN)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Norrtåg (English: North trains) is a public owned company which is owned by Norrbotten County, Västerbotten County, Västernorrland County and Jämtland County in Sweden. On the line Luleå–Gällivare–Kiruna–Narvik it serves 27 stations.
Photo Date:  6/20/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:16 AM
Location:  Kiruna, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NT X62(UNKNOWN)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Planning my photo shots with the traffic schedule of http://www.trafikverket.se, X001.pdf and X002.pdf. 9XXX are the ore trains.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:19 AM
Location:  Kiruna, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  The IORE train leaving Kiruna. IORE, is a class of electric locomotives built by Adtranz and its successor Bombardier Transportation for the Swedish mining company LKAB's railway division.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:21 AM
Location:  Plattvik, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Each IORE operates with 600 kN tractive effort and has a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). The 8600-tonne 68-car trains (each with 100 t of ore pellets) are hauled by two single-ended Co'Co' locomotives, each with a power output of 5,400 kW.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:24 AM
Location:  Rautas, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
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Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  First pair of IORE locomotives was delivered in 2000 by ADtranz. The second pair, and following, were delivered after the company was taken-over by Bombardier transportation. In August 2007, the demand for iron ore was still increasing, making LKAB decided to order 4 additional pairs of locomotives, delivered in 2009 and 2010. In April 2011, LKAB decided to order another four double-locomotives. With these units the company increased its transport capacity to 20 daily trains on the Malmbanan. (railcolor.net)
Photo Date:  6/20/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:26 AM
Location:  Rautas, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe at Kiruna, Sweden
Title:  Most northern line in Europe at Kiruna, Sweden
Description:  A pair of IORE, 12 axles / Co'Co' + Co'Co' wheel-arrangement, passing Rensjön station. They practically make no sounds at all besides slight track motor humming when accelerating.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:55:28 AM
Location:  Rensjön, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe at Kiruna, Sweden
Title:  Most northern line in Europe at Kiruna, Sweden
Description:  A 10 o'clock pm (the region is north of the polar circle) an empty train is heading towards Kiruna. Each locomotive is 22.905 meters (75 ft 1.8 in) long, 4.465 meters (14 ft 7.8 in) tall and 2.950 meters (9 ft 8.1 in) wide.
Photo Date:  6/20/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:55:23 AM
Location:  Rensjön, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  An IORE train is passing the transormer building of Torneträsk station.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:34 AM
Location:  Torneträsk, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Empty iron ore train hauled through Torneträsk station by two Bombardier IORE locomotives. It returns to Kiruna in Sweden's Arctic Circle after delivering a load of premium grade iron ore to the Norwegian port of Narvik.
Photo Date:  6/20/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:37 AM
Location:  Torneträsk, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  IORE 134 (named "Notviken" after a city on the ore line) is waiting at the siding for a crossing, 55 ore cars (each loaded with 100 t) of the 68 car long train can be seen.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:40 AM
Location:  Kaisepakte, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  SJ operates passenger trains between Luleå and Narvik on the ore line with leased SSRT Rc6 locos.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:43 AM
Location:  Nuoljatunnel, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SSRT RC6(UNKNOWN)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  A IORE TRAXX H80 AC of the first batch, delivered 2001, is rolling downhill empty at 70 kph / 43 mph through the mountains near the Swedish/Norwegian border.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:46 AM
Location:  Björkliden, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Björkliden is a crossing station on the single track line between Kiruna and Narvik.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:48 AM
Location:  Björkliden, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  A local passenger train on the ore line.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:01 AM
Location:  Björkliden, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SSRT RC6(UNKNOWN)
Views:  73   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  "Bergfors" 113 loaded with 6800 t is waiting for empty train to cross at Björkliden station. Unfortunately most of the time I was in the north of Sweden, it was cloudy and drizling rain.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:12:52 AM
Location:  Björkliden, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  143   Comments: 1
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  The night train to Stockholm arrives, another 1250 km / 780 miles ahead.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:04 AM
Location:  Björkliden, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SSRT RC6(UNKNOWN)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  A ore train running into the siding. Trains usually run 60 (loaded) - 70 (empty) kph / 37 - 44 mph maximum with loaded ore trains. On the most difficult Norwegian mountain section sometimes only 20 kph / 12 mph.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:15 AM
Location:  Björkliden, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Since 2005, more than 1000 units of 100 tonnes Bottom Dumpers were delivered to the Swedish mining company LKAB. The delivery of 1000 wagons entails a total of 10.3 km of train and 21 000 tonnes of steel.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:12 AM
Location:  Björkliden, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  New ore wagon F050 loads 100 tonnes. The Bottom Dumper is an 8-axle wagon made up of a master wagon, fully equipped with controls for the brake system, and a slave wagon. Here the normal coupling in between two double-units.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:07 AM
Location:  Björkliden, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  In normal train operation the Fanoo wagons are always semi-permanently coupled in pairs.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:10 AM
Location:  Björkliden, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  80   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  The lady engineer runs her passenger train down to Kiruna in the far north of Sweden.
Photo Date:  6/21/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:17 AM
Location:  Kedgevaggetunnel, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SSRT RC6(UNKNOWN)
Views:  76   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  A heavy 8600 tonnes ore pellets train climbing the line to the summit and across the Swedish - Norwegian border.
Photo Date:  6/21/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:20 AM
Location:  Vassijaure, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  113   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Transformer station of Vassijaure on the ore line.
Photo Date:  6/21/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:23 AM
Location:  Vassijaure, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Transformer building and station of Vassijaure created by F.Zettervall due to electrification of the Iron Ore railway in 1915.
Photo Date:  6/21/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:26 AM
Location:  Vassijaure, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  79   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  A local train comes to stop in Björnfjell Station just after the border from Sweden.
Photo Date:  6/21/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:28 AM
Location:  Björnfjell , NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SSRT RC6(UNKNOWN)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Cargo Net supplies intermodal services between the south of Norway and southern Sweden to the deep-water harbor at Fagernes of Narvik, far north of the Polar Circle.
Photo Date:  6/21/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:38 AM
Location:  Narvik, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  CN 185(UNKNOWN)
Views:  156   Comments: 1
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Bifrost 4-4-0 built by Nohab served here starting around year 1900.
Photo Date:  6/21/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:41 AM
Location:  Narvik, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  62   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Narvik is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. Narvik is one of the most northerly towns in the world. The port of Narvik is ice-free and well protected from the weather. The port consists of three waterfront sections: LKAB bulk port, central port area with piers and deep-water harbor at Fagernes with intermodal facilities. Just left of the IORE a passenger car, called "Donnerbüchse/thunder cabin" which has been built by the German Railway (DRG) between 1927 and 1931. It came during WW II to Norway. The coach has been part of the snow removing train.
Photo Date:  6/21/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:32 AM
Location:  Narvik, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Night train ready to leave Narvik to Kiruna (Sweden) and Stockholm.
Photo Date:  6/21/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:34 AM
Location:  Narvik, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SSRT RC6(UNKNOWN)
Views:  72   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Finally the sun arrived ... the ore train connects the mine of Kiruna with Lulea, the eastern port on the Swedish coast of Baltic Sea.
Photo Date:  6/23/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:44 AM
Location:  Gällivare, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  The IORE units feature an SA3 coupler with automatic coupling and uncoupling in the ends. This heavy weight coupler is truly massive!
Photo Date:  6/23/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:29:48 AM
Location:  Gällivare, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  I hope you enjoyed the picture report on Swedens IORE trains.
Photo Date:  6/23/2016  Upload Date: 9/20/2016 4:28:57 AM
Location:  Gällivare, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  128   Comments: 0


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