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    The workshop where the trains get...

    by marielexoteria Updated May 15, 2010

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    One of the conductors asked if we wanted to see some more steam trains at the workshop where the society Stockholm-Roslagens Järnvägar museiförening gives maintenance or renovations to the machines they have, and all of us said yes.

    We walked about 500m and along some of the tracks and saw some more trains, including an dold snow plow and then we entered their workshop where we saw all the tools they use to disassemble, repair or renovate, and assemble the thing back. One of the technicians was there and said he was working on one locomotive and that sometimes they have to make their own spare parts. When asked how long it takes to put the machine back together, once disassembled and repaired, he said "5 to 10 years" because they work mostly during winter, not everyday and other more pressing matters arise.

    Some trains next to the workshop The workshop
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    The old water pumps

    by marielexoteria Written May 15, 2010

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    The steam trains need water to produce steam and power the locomotive. In Marielund (more or less half an hour from Uppsala) and in Faringe there are 2 water pumps where the conductors and machinists fill the tank of the locomotives.

    Filling up at Marielund station Water pump at Faringe station
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    See the old steam trains

    by marielexoteria Updated May 15, 2010

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    At Faringe (and along the way as well), there's a several old steam trains on some tracks. Some are awaiting for a locomotive to pull them to another location or some waiting to be maintained or renovated, some loaded with things, some without any load.

    At some points you can actually walk on the train tracks but do so carefully.

    Gates on one of the wagons Old trains near Almunge Old train in Faringe Detail on the door of a train
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    Thun's: cheap warehouse

    by marielexoteria Updated May 15, 2010

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    Thun's is a low-price warehouse selling pretty much everything from clothes to house articles, chocolate, soft drinks, makeup, etc. They also have free toilets that you can use without having to buy something or pay for using them.

    The day I was there they had a sale in a tent outside, with a special register for those items.

    In the same building there's café Go'biten, where you can buy ice cream, pastries and big sandwiches and soft drinks for an affordable price. During the summer, weather permitting, they have a grill and sell hot dogs and hamburgers.

    What to buy: Clothes, chocolate, house items.

    What to pay: What it costs.

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    Old things along the railroad

    by marielexoteria Written May 15, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Three minor old things, that are still in use, caught my eye today.

    Picture 1: this is an old SJ (the national company that runs train traffic) train stop sign in Marielund. It's just outside of the station house and it's still in use because of the Lennakatten train.

    Picture 2: an old speed limit sign. The ones in use are more modern.

    Picture 3: this box along the track is to shelter the controls that send signals along the tracks so that the barriers on the street intersections go down as the train is about to cross them. The ones in use today are of metal or are inside the train stations.

    Old train stop Old speed limit sign The green box is where the controls are

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