Photographer's Note

Travelling south from the Telemark region to catch our homeward-bound ferry at Kristiansand, we made sure we left time to take a ride on the Setesdal railway, about 20 km from the port.

This line opened in 1896 on a narrow-gauge 3'6" (1067 mm) track. Other local lines were built later to standard gauge which left the Setesdal line a bit isolated. It closed in 1962 but was re-opened by enthusiasts just two years later.

The plate on this locomotive tells us that it was built in 1901 by "Thune's, Kristiania". The loco is seen here at the northern end of the line, parted from its train and making its way to the water tower.

Note that there's more steam coming from the air pump, generator and drain cocks than from the chimney!

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