Sinister tracks, the railway and World War II (in the old main building in the museum park)
The exhibition shows photographs taken by German soldiers during the attack on Norway, as well as details on the transport of troops, weapons and ammunition through both Norway and Sweden. It also looks at the transport of prisoners, such as political detainees, Jews and foreign prisoners of war, and tells the story of the railway workers’ efforts to help refugees across to Sweden, their underground intelligence work and the sabotages they carried out.
At stations along the lines, many employees were active members of the resistance movement and helped refugees cross the border to Sweden. Furthermore, many railway workers secretly obtained intelligence on the transport of troops, weapons and ammunition throughout the country. In the workshops, many locomotives and carriages were sabotaged by blocking the oil supply, adding sand to ball bearings etc. to ensure that more of the rolling stock than normal was stationary, awaiting repairs. Similar «accidents» occurred in the yards.
Every summer, a photo exhibition is held in our smallest station building.
This summer: The exhibiton «The Steam Shed» with photographs from Sweden, Germany, USA, China, South-Africa, Eritrea and Cuba.
Photographer: Roar Stenersen.