RJUKAN RAILWAY

We made short stop at the Mæl Station – a part of Rjukan Railway. This terminus railroad station is located at Lake Tinn in Telemark. The Rjukan Railway was built by Norsk Hydro (largest industrial concern in Norway), and opened in 1909 (and electrified in 1911). It’s a unique railway which played big role in the industrialization of Norway. Ship D/F Ammonia is the sister ship of the D/F Hydro, which sank during the World War II. The D/F Ammonia was built in 1929 as a third railway ferry on Lake Tinn that connected the Rjukan Line with the Tinnoset Line. This system was used by Norsk Hydro to transport chemicals from Rjukan to the port in Skien till 1991. The ferry is one of four remaining steam-powered railway ferries in the world and it’s listed on UNESCO World Heritage list as a part of The industrial heritage Rjukan – Notodden.

Rjukan – parking location: 59.8797339N 8.6980921E