Come along in a winter trainride from Flåm up to Myrdal
Many tourists visits Flåm every year. I must admit that I have never been in Flåm. In spite of a somewhat annoying windshield viper it is quite fascinating to view this winter voyage from the train driver’s seat.
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Winter has finally hit the steepest normal gauge railway in northern Europe.
With its gradient of 1:18 (55‰) you can say it can be somewhat challenging if the snow becomes to deep. Thankfully I had two EL18’s at my disposal, with a total of 15.000hp and only four B3 carriages.
The Flåm Line goes from Flåm to Myrdal where it connects to the Bergen Line. Flåm is located 2m (6.5ft) above sea level and Myrdal is located 866m (2841ft) above sea level. The line itself is 20.2km (12.6miles) long.