NVJ - Our Prototype
NVJ # 5 and DHJ # 8 doubleheads a heavy
timber train up the hill north of Stabby. Photo and ©
Swedish Narrow Gauge
A fairly high share
of railway lines built in Sweden between 1870 and 1920 were narrow gauge
lines, mostly with three foot gauge. Read more about Swedish
Narrow Gauge here.
as Stockholm - Rimbo Järnväg and later expanded into Stockholm
- Roslagens Järnvägar (SRJ). It was one of the largest
narrow gauge railway networks in Sweden, and was the last swedish narrow
gauge railway to be nationalized.
Norrtälje - Väddö Järnväg
The Norrtälje -
Väddö Railway, NVJ, between Norrtälje and Elmsta by Väddö
channel is the prototype for the layout that Trefoten is building. NVJ
was planned but never built. It should have had a gauge of 891 mm like
the rest of the narrow gauge empire in the province of Roslagen, and was
supposed to be opened in 1910. After a couple of hard years with financial
difficulties it was bought by Stockholm - Roslagens Järnvägar,
and became a part of the big narrow gauge network administrated by "Roslagsbanan"
north of Stockholm.
for a Railway Norrtälje - Broby
for a Railway Norrtälje - Väddö
- Väddö Järnväg Becomes a Reality