Trondheim, Norway's third largest city, with a population of about 170,000 is about 500 km from Oslo by rail by the shortest route via Dombås. This line crosses the Dovre mountain range, and reaches a maximum elevation of 1,024 m above sea level.

It was opened in September 1921 and electrified in 1970. It replaced the longer and much slower route via Røros, which was then still 3ft 6in gauge.

The photographs on this page were taken out of the window of the moving train, and will give an idea of the type of scenery to be seen in the section north of Tretten, which is about half-way between Oslo and Dombås.

Frank Stamford

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All photographs Copyright Frank Stamford, 2010, who may be contacted by email at: frank.stamford@bigpond.com

Last updated: 30 December 2010