To promote interest in all aspects of the railways of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
as well as the lesser-known railways of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Skandiapilen
is the Printed Journal of the Society produced at intervals throughout the year
The Facebook page and Forum postings also contain 'immediate' news items and posted photos etc
Winter Images from Scandinavia..
Over 600 visit and enjoy the Railway with a Traditional Christmas Market and Fika
Finse Station is the highest in Norway, and has a Live HD Webcam - Google Search on Finse Station Webcam and select a link from the results
In the mornings you can watch the Maintenance Trains - which in Winter include the Snowblower - and other Station Snow Clearing Activity
Finse is located in the middle of the Oslo-Bergen Line, and Passenger trains are typically hauled by an EL18 and comprise 7 coaches.
Freight Trains are a combined Container and Trailer load hauled by Railpool Locos.
As Finse has no road access, freight is regularly delivered by a Freight from Bergen to Oslo which arrives around 21.00 each
Friday night (when the Hotel is open).
Walkie-Talkies then direct the Driver to stop with the apprporiate Curtain-Sided wagon's trailer in front-centre of the Webcam View.
The Station Crew and a Fork Lift then unload and reload the wagon - taking about 45 minutes.
Occasionally Freight trains pass at Finse.
A guide as to the imminent approach of a train is the change in the flashing of the crossing lights
visible in front of the Snow Shelter beyond the station on the Bergen Side.
Roco Model of the NSB Snow Blower - 'Fully operational' with Sound, Lights, Spinning Blades, Rotating Body and Self Driving
HNOL SJ Blue Period WL4 HNOL SSRT Grey WL4
HNOL SJ Blue Period WL6 HNOL SSRT Grey WL6
HNOL SJ Blue Period BC4 Lima SJ Brown Period WL2
Sleeper Use is Increasing in Scandinavia - and H0 Model Railaway layouts can now better represent the Swedish Options (HNOL WL6 WL4 and BC4)
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