This blog aims to follow the restoration of SRJ No. 16, later SJ No.33, by the Roslagsbanans Veterantågsforeningen in Stockholm, as well as our ongoing maintenance of a vintage train on the Roslagsbanan. This is a personal view of our activities, the official site of our group (in Swedish) is linked above.

Please note: all pictures on this blog are taken by me unless otherwise stated, and are copyright. If you wish to use them elsewhere, please contact me.

Friday, 25 May 2018


After many many years (at least 15), our 100 year old railcar SRJ 16, later SJ 33 finally sees the light of day!

We have a handheld controller, made from an old electric crane control, that can give 125v across the traction motors, allowing us to drive her out under her own power!

And out she came!  Running very freely (as Daniel found out, see approx minute 2 of the above video) and silently.

Still plenty to do.  There is not enough headroom in our workshop to add the pantographs and some of the roof equipment.  This will have to wait until we take one of the active railcars out of service and remove its roof equipment, something we will not do until the end of the summer running season. Many other small tasks to complete, paint to touch up, details to add.

The workshop looks very big without her! Well, we put her back at the end of the evening.

Basking in the sun at last.

The occasion was the visit of the inspector to start the process of re-certifying her for running on the public network of the Roslagsbana.  All being well we should have her running again by the end of the year. All the best from Stockholm, George!

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