Thursday, 21 August 2014

Time Travel...

I know, I shouldn't be walking on the rail tracks... Trust me, there's no danger: the train you see behind me is not going anywhere, and it's the only train to stop at this particular station...
For our last weekend of holiday (actually, Professor M's holiday, mine ended weeks ago...) we decided to take a little trip to a small town nearby, Porvoo. We usually go there every summer at least once, as it's only an hour away by bus. This time, however, we decided to take the train. But not just any train: a Museum train, originally from the  1960s.

I remember (vaguely) these trains from my childhood (Yes, I'm that old...), I think they were in use till the late 70s, maybe even later... But now there are just a few left, operating on heritage railway routes in summer.

There are useful instructions (in Finnish and in Swedish) on what to do (or not do) on the train and at the station...

And a hand operated switch  as the train leaves the rail network and enters the heritage railway part of the journey...

museum train

What a great way to arrive in this historic town. The railway station is just a short walk from the boutiques and restaurants of Porvoo Old Town, which I will tell you about in another post later...


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1 comment

  1. That is really cool! I don't think I ever saw such an old train still in operation - it's really cool that they still offer a small route with it so people can experience it! I just love train travel - and this is like time travel too :)


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