Cabinet 13: Other Rail Systems
John Björkman, Vi Åker Tåg. Stockholm: Oskar Eklunds Bokförlag, 1948.
If you prefer life in the fast lane, the X2000 high speed train between Stockholm and Gothenburg is a must. The trip takes 3 hours on the 125mph train. It is equipped with phones, fax, and even toys for kids. So reads the text from a Swedish Rail (SJ) promotion on the Web. Sweden has a long-standing rail service, with four major lines comprising some 13,000 km of track, and with some 8000 km electrified. There is gauge compatibility with neighbours Denmark, Germany, Norway and Poland; Finland necessitates a break of gauge. Although of another time, these young travellers look particularly happy as the train races along.