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Peider SwissTrip's Collection
 
10/18/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Peider SwissTrip
Dates:6/15/2016 - 6/17/2016
Album Info:During the Cold War time, Sweden’s Army put in the 1950ties steam engines into hidden sheds all over the country as a strategic reserve. Several Swedish Rail Museums organized in June 2016 a special steam trip from Gävle to Kiruna and back on the Inlandsbanan. On the southern trip, a special feature was exclusively built in, promoted as “we will also take out two steam locomotives which have been stored in sheds for the military reserve, for about fifty years. This is the first time this will be done in public”. The mentioned military shed is in Litsnäset along the tracks of Inlandsbanan, just north of Östersund. But the history of those E2 looks different ... This locomotive recovery went through successfully between June 16th and 17th. Beside of the involved employees and volunteers of the three museums organizations, the travel group as well as local people enjoyed the work. The SJ E2 948 and E2 954 were pulled out without any problem from the shed. While from the 948 the connecting rods were disassembled for the travel to Gävle Järnvägsmuseum, where she will be displayed in a cold war military shed, covered and mothballed as her predecessors. The 954 was filled with water and wood and soon it was ready to put fire on. The steam boiler went well but unfortunately the bearings of the connecting rods made some troubles. Instead of pulling a short goods train to Östersund as planned, the connecting rods had to be put apart and the engine had to be pulled as well. After some work in Gävle she will go to Oxelösund with the FSVJ Föreningen Sörmlands Veteranjärnväg. The strategic locomotive park was released by the Swedish Army in the eighties, as they realised, that the knowledge to operate steam engines no longer exists within the reserve units. Nevertheless, everybody who attended had a great time and it was much fun to see how the veterans came alive again. The freelancers from the railway museums, railway preservation societies and Infranord made a great job !
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  This travel leaflet got my eye: “we will also take out two steam locomotives which have been stored in sheds for the military reserve, for about fifty years. This is the first time this will be done in public”. More on it see at the album introduction.
Photo Date:  6/15/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:20 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  After checking out Google Map, I found this military reserve shed just north of Östersund/S, which I checked a day before the official "recovery date".
Photo Date:  6/15/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:22 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  The service train from the Swedish Railway museum arrives with the historic SJ T42 205 and T41 at the next station to the depot site at Litsnäset.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:25 AM
Location:  Lit, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ T42(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Run around the crew and maintenance train. EMD 7707, GMD G12 Bo-Bo 1125hp. This is the original export demonstrator of GMD (Canada).
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:28 AM
Location:  Lit, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ T42(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  G12W-T41 is now at the end of the train. Equiped with a EMD 12-567C engine 1425/1310 hp and 63:14 gearing. It was built by NoHAB (Sweden) in 1956.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:30 AM
Location:  Lit, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ T41(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  The T42 was built in 1953 in London/Ontario, with a 567B engine. Builder's number was A558. After run-down trials on CN, it was rebuilt with an early 567C engine, repainted "ELECTRO MOTIVE" on both sides, American coupler removed, and sent to Europe. It was handed over to NOHAB, Nydqvist & Holm, Trollhattan Sweden, where it was equipped with European side buffers and screw couplings. This locomotive was sold to Swedish State Railways as no. 205 and preserved. (emdexport.railfan.net)
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:33 AM
Location:  Lit, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ T42(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  The train is now ready to pull to the steam engine recovery location at Litsnäset.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:35 AM
Location:  Lit, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ T42(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Working as a push-pull "sandwich" train, the T41 operates at the end.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:39 AM
Location:  Lit, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ T41(UNKNOWN)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Way of maintenance tractor on the way to the recovery site too.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:41 AM
Location:  Lit, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Opening the door ... the first steam engine, E2 948, can be see ... a dream comes true
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:44 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Construction plate on the tender of E2 948, built 1908.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:47 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  The travel group of the Inlandsbanan steam trip 2016 arrives at the recovery site with SJ B-class 1316 and 1108.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:50 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ B(UNKNOWN)
Views:  108   Comments: 1
Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  The big moment ... after 50 years of military reserve storage the E2 is pulled out by hand with help of the IB-travel group, men and women alike. Everybody was astonished, how smooth the wheels and engine were turning ... after 50 years of storage.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:53 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  E2 get relieved of its protection cover ...
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:55 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Swedish railways (SJ) E2 class 2-8-0 steam loco, which was built in Sweden 1908, still in good shape.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:58 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
Views:  142   Comments: 1
Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Wheels looks pretty well on this 1908 2-8-0 steam loco.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:29:01 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Cab of the E2 948
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:29:04 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Checking work at the bearings of the E2 948.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:29:06 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Two hours later, the second E2 emerged on the sun. How well they look after many years of storage ... too nice to be true ... more about the history with next pictures.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/21/2016 5:28:15 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
Views:  122   Comments: 1
Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  From the 948 the connecting rods were disassembled for the travel to Gävle Järnvägsmuseum, where she will be displayed in a cold war military shed, covered and mothballed as her predecessors.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:52:35 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Crankshaft bearings of 948 are not in operational condition anymore.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:52:38 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
Recovery of two steam engines - the true story
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines - the true story
Description:  Under steam again ! The story behind the E2 954: built 1908 by AB Motala Verkstad, was until 1967 at Sundsvall in service. 2006 she was transferred to Östersund Railway Museum and came to be stored 2011 in Litsnäset. After some work in Gävle she will go to Oxelösund with the FSVJ Föreningen Sörmlands Veteranjärnväg.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:52:41 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines - the true story
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines - the true story
Description:  SJ E2 948 (in background), built 1908 by Tillverkat av Nydqvist & Holm AB, was operated until 1957 at Ånge. 2006 she was transferred to Östersund Railway Museum and came to be stored 2011 in Litsnäset. Conclusion: The official story of IB16 travel was a good marketing gag.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:52:31 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
Views:  91   Comments: 1
Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Attention please ... the Inlandsbanan TMZ 1421 is approaching the depot site (with a lumber train).
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:52:45 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  IB TMZ(UNKNOWN)
Views:  80   Comments: 1
Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  While everybody is watching the work at the steam engines a bullfinch was feeding seeds next to my feet.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:52:49 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  SJ class B 1316 und 1108 on the way to Östersund city to stay overnight with the travel group and the sleeping cars. The Swedish Railways (SJ) built in total 99 of the class, which were built for both express passenger services and freight workings across the country.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:52:52 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ B(UNKNOWN)
Views:  68   Comments: 1
Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  The EMD/GMD prototyp with the working train and crew on the way to Östersund for the night rest.
Photo Date:  6/16/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:52:57 AM
Location:  Granbo, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ T42(UNKNOWN)
Views:  89   Comments: 1
Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Day two: Preparation for the roll out of the E2s. As there is no switch, the rails have to be bend around to match the depot track.
Photo Date:  6/17/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:53:00 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Hard work for those Infranord workers.
Photo Date:  6/17/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:53:03 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  The teams boss keeps a good eye on his mens work.
Photo Date:  6/17/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:53:06 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Well done men, it fits perfectly ! Behind the stubs of the regular Inlandbanan track.
Photo Date:  6/17/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:53:09 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  The author just before E2 948 leaves the depot for good.
Photo Date:  6/17/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:53:12 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  E2 948 on the move out.
Photo Date:  6/17/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:53:15 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  Under close supervision the wheels rolls over the connecting tracks.
Photo Date:  6/17/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:53:19 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
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Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  They did it, the 948 on the back on the train to the museum of Gävle. End of the story, as I had to go on to the North to see the Iore ore operation at Kiruna (see my Album: The Iron Ore Line - Sweden/Norway 2016)
Photo Date:  6/17/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:52:26 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SJ E2(UNKNOWN)
Views:  86   Comments: 1
Recovery of two steam engines
Title:  Recovery of two steam engines
Description:  If you like to watch the recovery operation see the videos (in Swedish) of Mats Ekberg at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bDz0nbC_gc.
Photo Date:  6/17/2016  Upload Date: 9/22/2016 4:53:23 AM
Location:  Litsnäset, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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