(All images by Bjarne Melsom/YouTube. Oslo Tramway Museum)
Last month we documented 15 abandoned Oslo Metro (T-bane) stations, from full rapid transit facilities to older light rail and tram stops. It’s sad in many ways to witness these transportation relics disused and slowly deteriorating, but in the pleasant Majorstuen neighbourhood, on the west side of Norway’s capital, their story has not been forgotten.
The Oslo Tramway Museum, which was established in 1966 by the non-profit membership organisation Lokaltrafikkhistorisk Forening (LTF), has built an impressive collection of trams, tolleybuses and other vehicles through its mission to preserve the history of the city’s T-bane, tramway and trolleybus systems.
It also operates a heritage tramway in the village of Vinterbro, to the south of Oslo.
Situated within the original Depot 5, the Oslo Tramway Museum is a transport enthusiast’s dream. The historic shed houses some 25 beautifully restored trams alongside around 10 buses.
The museum is connected to Oslo’s modern tramway via a line to Majorstuen station, and regularly runs heritage services along the city streets.
This stunning series of photographs by Bjarne Melsom (under his Flickr name amatørfoto) takes us in amongst the retired vehicles in all their vintage splendour.
(All images by Bjarne Melsom/YouTube)
Find out more at the museum’s official website here.
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