Minør Locomotive - Reykjavik, Iceland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie
N 64° 08.965 W 021° 56.303
27W E 454348 N 7114000
Quick Description: Minør Locomotive is located in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Location: Iceland
Date Posted: 7/31/2012 5:42:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMF03Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 17

Long Description:
Probably the most well-known Icelandic rail project, the Reykjavík Harbour Railway, of 900 mm gauge, operated from 1913 until 1928 for the construction of the harbour breakwaters.

The railway operated from a quarry outside the city, at the site recognised by tourists today as the Perlan hot water storage plant and revolving restaurant, from which it ran a short distance to a junction, passing loop, and sidings.

The railway was operated by two steam locomotives built by the Jung engine company of Germany, both of which have been preserved. Built in the 1890s in Germany, they worked briefly in Denmark before being imported to Iceland in 1913 for the harbour railway project.

Locomotive Pioner is now a static exhibit at the Icelandic Folk Museum at Arbær, Árbær Museum, whilst locomotive Minør,this one, after many years of storage in a Nissen hut under piles of rubbish, is now an open-air static exhibit in Reykjavík.
Locomotive Type: (required): Steam

Do you need to pay an entrance fee to view this locomotive? (required): No

If a fee is required what is the approximate cost for admittance? (optional):
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How accessible is this locomotive display? (Required): Display is designed to allow additional climbing access.

If "other" what is the engine type? (optional): Not listed

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