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JGJ 9, Nian

21 Jun

The steam locomotive JGJ 9, Nian, on display at Ångans dag (the Day of Steam) in Mariefred 2011.

The steam locomotive JGJ 9, Nian, on display at Ångans dag (the Day of Steam) in Mariefred 2011.You can find out more about Nian and the Day of Steam at my blog!https://foje64photoblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/jgj-9-nian/

JGJ 9, Nian, was built at Motala Verkstad in 1915. The steam locomotive originally served at Jönköpings-Gripenbergs Järnväg (JGJ). JGJ was the third 600mm narrow gauge railway that was opened in Sweden in 1894. Nian was one out of nine steam locomotives that ran the JGJ-line and the nickname Nian is Swedish for number nine. The JGJ-line was closed in 1935, due to competition from cars and busses, and Nian was sold to the company Munksjö AB. The locomotive then served the railway at Aspa Bruk, a paper mill in Olshammar, until 1946 when it was stored. In 1963 the locomotive was handed over to Skärstads Hembygdsförening, a local museum. The locomotive is today on loan to Östra Södermanlands Järnväg where it runs the narrow gauge heritage railway between Mariefred, Läggesta and Näsby-Taxinge.

Facts: Weight 16 650 kg, Water tank 1 700 litres, Coal storage 450 kg, Effect 120 hp, Cost on delivery (1915) 23 750 SEK (2 600 €)

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2011 in History, Mariefred, Photo

 

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