So today's post will be mostly about the two trains I saw a couple of weekends ago on my way home from Flam. The first train was called the Flam Railway and it went for 20km, some of it through the mountain, to a place called Myrdal. Then I took a 2-hour train ride back to Bergen. That was the famous Oslo-Bergen train that some of you might recognize from Harry Potter.
First a few shots from the Flam Railway Museum that was in Flam. In the museum, there were lots of museum-y stuff, like below. Also some fun facts, like that most of the tunnels were excavated by hand. And that progress was usually made at the rate of 2 meters per week. They would have been faster except for all the troll attacks (hey I did say trolls in the title).
|Special locomotive built just for the Flam railway. It had 5 different braking systems.|
|Some old-timey stuff|
|The train arrives!|
Surprisingly, it is difficult to take good pictures from a moving train, but here goes...
|Hey look, man-eating sheep|
|For some reason the only thing I can think of when I look at this is: idyllic. Probably axe murderers live there.|
|I think this looks cool with the trees whizzing by & I'll pretend like I did that on purpose.|
|Kjosfossen Waterfall: free fall of 305 feet|
|We actually got out of the train here, which made photographs slightly easier, especially if one leaned way over|
|The conductors were debating on who would get eaten by trolls first|
|Holding the camera out the window is not too dangerous as long as you keep ahold of the strap|
|Oh and probably not while going through a tunnel|
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