Class 21C locomotive at Oslo, Norway, 1954

Ransome-Wallis, Patrick

Class 21C locomotive at Oslo, Norway, 1954
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actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


Class 21 C 2-6-0 locomotive number 295, by Patrick Ransome-Wallis. Most Norwegian steam locomotives were built in Oslo, but the Norwegian railways also used German and Swiss locomotives. They needed to be economical as coal was not mined in Norway and had to be imported. Because of Norway's mountainuos terrain the locomotives also needed to be able to run on steep gradients and around sharp bends.

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