Train ride through Narvik city centre

29 October 2021

On Thursday 28 October, the first of the two sections of the El. 12 locomotive set was moved to a permanent location outside Narvik museum. It was a relieved department director who oversed the move.

– It’s incredibly good to be in the process of moving El. 12. It’s been planned for a while and I have to admit about some nerve-wracking days in advance. We at the museum look forward to finally showing this unique cultural treasure to the public,” says Jon Framnes.

Person som står foran et lokomotiv på henger
Department director Jon Framnes oversed the transport of El.12 through Narvik 28 October. Photo: Erlend Sandvoll

El. 12 consists of sections 2119 and 2120 and has been in the museum since 1992. The locomotive set was restored in 2018. Permanent placement of the loks and dissemination concept has been worked on over the past two years. In one section of El. 12, an escape room shall be made while the other is preserved as it was dropped. The relocation assignment is carried out by Taraldsvik Maskin As.

Lokomotiv foran museum
One of the sections of El. 12 placed on railway tracks in the garden of Narvik Museum 28 October. Photo: Thomas Bredeli

Want to know more about El. 12? Click here.

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