Meeting with the National Network for Museum Railways

20 February 2023

Museum Nord is part of many national networks, and last week Narvik Museum participated in a meeting with the national network for museum railways, together with other museums and Norwegian Railway Club who work with historic railways and trains.

Svart damplokomotiv med røde detaljer
Steam locomotive at Norwegian Railway Museum

The Norwegian Railway Museum in Hamar hosted the network meeting, which lasted several days. The program was full of exciting lectures and presentations, including presentations of the restoration process on different locomotives, similarities and differences between vessel protection and protection of railway equipment, and about how museums with their own museum railways and drivable trains can receive income from the operation of these in different ways.

Some of the speakers at a meeting with the National Network for Museum Railways

The managers and directors had their own program on day 1 of the network meeting, which ran parallel to the rest of the program.

Fra utstillingen på Norsk Jernbanemuseum på Hamar - herredukke på vogn, lokomotiv og passasjervogn
From the exhibition at Norwegian Railway Museum

On day 1 we got a tour of the service hall at the Norwegian Railway Museum, where they have facilities to restore and repair trains and railway equipment. There we saw, among other things, an older sleeping car to be restored.

Guided tour of the service hall at the Norwegian Railway Museum, during the meeting of the national network for museum railways

It was exciting to hear from the other museums and the Norwegian Railway Club how they work with railways and trains, and we thank you for a great network meeting. We look forward to the next time!

Grønt damplokomotiv innendørs på Norsk Jernbanemuseum på Hamar
From the exhibition at Norwegian Railway Museum

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