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The Rjukan Railway was built by Norsk Hydro, and opened in 1909. It's a unique railway which enabled Sam Eyde to build a power station and factories.
Rjukan railway offers two daily rounds with a museum guide at Mæl station during the highseason. During off-season the station may be explored on your own.
The tour includes the museum restoration work, the history surrounding the use of Tinnsjøen as a thoroughfare, the establishment of Norwegian Hydro, and the effect the WWII had on Rjukan railway. The last sabotage operation against the heavy water sank as known Rjukan railway ferry D / F Hydro in 1944.The history about the Rjukan railway
The Rjukan Railway was a lifeline for the company and the local community for many years. The railway is today a conservation museum railway and is classified by the Norwegian Central Office of Historical Monuments as being a technical, industrial monument of national interest. D/F Ammonia, is the sister ship of the D/F Hydro, which was sunk by the heavy -water saboteurs during the Second World War. The D/F Ammonia was built in 1929, and is the world's only surviving steam railway ferry.