014 - Electric Locomotive No. 17 – “The Tarrinvaar Brewery”

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 the service was mostly used by its workers, the brewery also welcomed large numbers of visitors. Tarrinvaar prided itself on its efficiency, demonstrating on numerous occasions an ability to organise an opp-pizz in a piivuuvaar. And more than once, a spectacularly inebriated visitor misplaced his footsteps, failing to board the trolleybus home, falling underneath it instead. Could this be the origin of your verb to be “trolleyed”? Unlucky for some, then…   



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