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HFJ no. 7 2-8-2T 'Knut Falk'
Former Hällefors-Fredriksbergs Järnvägar locomotive in the locoshed at Skara, Sweden, photographed on 28 July 2013. Built by Hälsingborgs Mekaniska Verkstad (workshops) in 1920 with 802 mm gauge for the Säfsnäsverkens railway (SVJ) in southern Dalarna as SVJ 7. Later became Hällefors-Fredriksbergs Järnvägar locomotive no. 7 as seen here. Rebuilt for oil firing in 1950. Withdrawn from service in 1965 and placed in the Fredriksdal open-air museum at Helsingborg, from which it was placed in store in 1994 as here at the Skara Järnvägsmuseum (railway museum).
Max. speed 40 km/h, service weight 32.75 tons, length over buffers 8.85 m.
Picture added on 30 January 2014 at 08:19