GBRf acquire three Swedish '66s'

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  1. JonasB

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    Electrification in Sweden during the last 50 years (year when the electrification was finished) excluding new-built lines:

    1978: Siljansbanan (Borlänge-Mora)
    1981: Vännäs-Umeå
    1992: Umeå-Holmsund
    1995: Älvsbyn-Piteå
    1996: Ystadbanan (Malmö-Ystad)
    1997: Mellansel-Örnsköldsvik and Bastuträsk-Skelleftehamn
    2003: Österlenbanan (Ystad-Simrishamn)
    2004: Göteborgs Hamnbana (Gothenburg port)
    2007: Blekinge Kustbana (Kristianstad-Karlskrona)
    2011: Haparandabanan (Boden-Kalix + new line from Kalix to Haparanda/Torneå)
    2012: The southernmost part of Inlandsbanan (Kristinehamn-Nykroppa)

    And in 2018 the short stretch between Storlien and the Norwegian border was electrified to prepare for an electrification of the rail line on the Norwegian side.
     
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    There nearly were not any 60s left in service - but then they found that 60s could do some jobs better than 66s - mostly very heavy freights passing up steepish gradients.
     
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    Awww jealous. That's arguably a rolling program of electrification. Especially if the 1992 one was a big job ?. The 2018 one was not a big job !.
     
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    Not sure those are the words I'd use, it been more of here and there-process. The big electrification program was in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

    The 2018 project was about 3.5 km or so, and I think it was technically reelectrified as it had been electrified all the way to the border before. 1992 was 16 km so not a big project. But there are a few longer ones in there, like Kristianstad-Karlskrona (129 km), Borlänge-Mora (105 km) and Boden-Haparanda (159 km including the new line).

    However, there are still some unelectrified lines and I wish the parliament would fund electrification of those (although, a few more are planned).
     
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