July 29, 2018

Contract: China Shipping

Have you never been tempted by the thought? You’re waiting for your connection as a goods train approaches, slowing almost to a halt as it rumbles into the station. The container wagons roll past you. Some of the flat-beds are unoccupied, their platforms tantalisingly close. Aat dii eenhaafaal j...

June 19, 2018

Electric Locomotive No. 18 – “Mammoth”

Built: 1989

Class/serial no.: Mammutt/MV206753E

Length: 22m

Weight:  110 tonnes

Power: 1650kW

Max speed: 150 kph

First of a new class after which she was named, No. 18 Locomotive was Rail Noorskii’s most powerful locomotive yet, setting new standards for load-hauling capacity. A leg...

June 13, 2018

Built: 1959

Class/serial no.: Voltaa/VZ673945E

Length: 19m

Weight:  95 tonnes

Power: 900kW

Max speed: 135 kph

Nmr. 17 Lokomotiv, “Tarrinvaar”, celebrates the capital city’s famous brewery. It stood in the Fabrikk district to the east of the city centre, served by the No. 9 trolleybus or “trolej” in our language. While t...

May 11, 2018

Built: 1974

Class/serial no.: Komiizaar/KV5382E

Length: 20m

Weight:  100 tonnes

Power: 1500kW

Max speed: 165 kph

Nmr. 16 Lokomotiv - “Valkksparkkvaskulptuur” - celebrates two important facets of daily life in our cities. As the tuurismisburu will inform you, public sculpture played a prominent part in Noorii’s cultural life....

May 7, 2018

Built: 1987

Class/serial no.: Mammutt/MV206766E

Length: 22m

Weight:  110 tonnes

Power: 1650kW

Max speed: 150 kph

The gargantuan pillars that support the roof at the entrance of Tarrinstøy’s Central Railway Station (No. 15 Locomotive) are carved in the likeness of twin sea-goats. The iron piers of the footbridge linking the s...

April 30, 2018

Electric Locomotive No. 11 – “Rosiníko” (Red Nicholas)

Built: 1975

Class/serial no.: Komiizaar/KV538223E

Length: 20m

Weight:  100 tonnes

Power: 1500kW

Max speed: 165 kph

Mythology is ever-present in our culture. It’s no surprise, then, to find among the locomotives one named for a mythical figure. In the case of No. 11 Locomo...

April 19, 2018

Built: 1974

Class/serial no.: Komiizaar/KV538207E

Length: 20m

Weight:  100 tonnes

Power: 1500kW

Max speed: 165 kph


Nmr. 10 Lokomotiv, “The Square of the Resistance” is rolling past you.  Have your pen at the ready.  Make sure to enter the serial number in your notebook bef