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Railway history seminar

Goods wagons and lifebuoys

On 18 June at 1 p.m., the stage is set for this year’s Railway History Seminar. The seminar is at the Snekkerverkstedet, in the Ironworks Museum’s exhibition Fremtidstoget. This year, speakers from the Norwegian Railway Museum and the Vestfold Museums will talk about exciting railway-related topics.

1-1:30 p.m. Freight transport by rail, Bjørg Eva Aasen, Norwegian Railway Museum

Freight transport by rail has received little attention in the form of publications, despite its importance for the transition from self-sufficiency and households to commercial agriculture and the restructuring of agriculture in the latter half of the 19th century.

At 13:30-14:00. National protection plan for rolling stock, Ellen Sletvold, Norwegian Railway Museum

The national protection plan for rolling stock in the railways is linked to the new grant scheme that the Norwegian Railway Museum has for Cultural heritage in the railways. Sletvold is the collection manager at the Norwegian Railway Museum in Hamar and has professional responsibility for the collections in the museum.

14-15. Captain Dønvig’s lifebuoy and Eidsfoss works, Hilde Woxen Stormark, Vestfold Museums

Eidsfoss works became a pure foundry at the end of the 19th century. There was a major restructuring of competence and technology, which also made it possible to focus on innovative development projects. Well-known Eidsfoss products from the foundry era are mainly cast iron stoves, agricultural implements, household utensils and railway carriages. But not many people know that they were also on the ball when it came to producing revolutionary sea rescue equipment.

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