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In my review of our trip from Myrdal to Flåm aboard the Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana) I indicated that the line, the steepest in Europe, opened in 1940 and was an extraordinary piece of engineering.

Those interested in learning more about this railway and its history and, importantly, the people who built it – both engineers and work gangs – should visit the Railway Museum right in the centre of Flåm. It is located beside the rail terminal in the former station building.

Also in the museum is a small amount of rolling stock which was used at various times on the Flåm Railway. This includes an authentic EL-9 locomotive (picture 2 attached) and several draisines such as the one depicted in picture 3 attached.

102The museum is relatively small though someone with passing interest can find sufficient to keep them amused for 15 minutes or so. A person with greater interest could spend a couple of hours here as, while small, there is a wealth of information and interesting railway paraphernalia to be examined.

For those who have someone in toe with no interest in trains, strange though that seems to me, there is an amply stocked souvenir shop to the front of the museum building through which you must pass to get to the museum. I suggest you park your beloved here while you enjoy the museum.

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Building the Myrdal – Flam Railway

Opening Hours

Daily 9am – 5pm, less out of summer season

Entrance Fee

Free


For my next Flåm review click HERE.
To start reading at the beginning of my Flåm reviews loop click HERE.


 

4 thoughts on “Railway Museum

    1. Per3rd picture… used to move workers and gear along the tracks for maintenance etc between trains. This one is a rather grand one. They are more often a set of wheels and an uncovered wodden platform

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