As soon as the tram leaves central Trondheim it takes up its own right-of-way and takes on the character of a narrow gauge railway, climbing steadily and steeply, with excellent views of the city on the left hand side.
Each stopping place has its own station, like Bygrensen seen above.
Another view out the front of the tram. In places the the trees close in on the trams, creating a natural tunnel effect.
Approaching a crossing place.
The two-unit articulated tram at the terminus, Lian. The gauge is one metre.
About two-thirds of the way along the route is the depot at Munkvoll. Shown above is an earlier tram which was standing outside the depot. Also at Munkvoll is a tram museum which has examples of the different types of tram used on the Trondheim tramway system.
On display in the tram museum is this drawing of one of the pre-world-war I trams used in Trondheim.
The most interesting exhibit in the tram museumGreat care has been taken with the interior of the station, which is open to the public, to retain the period atmosphere.
A side view of the same tram. Due to confined space, the exhibits in this museum are difficult to photograph.
Tram No.33 in the museum.
Tram No.33 and another tram in the museum.
A service vehicle in the museum.
Trondheim Tramway - Wikipedia entry - in English
Trondheim Trams - very well illustrated site - in English
GråkallBanen - in Norwegian and English
All photographs Copyright Frank Stamford, 2010, who may be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 31 December 2010