AGJ narrow gauge 4-6-0 No. 24
On 25 June 2006, no. 24 waits to take a load of tourists from its depot at Anten to the Grafsnäs park.
The Anten - Gräfsnäs Järnväg (AGJ) is what is left of what was once the Västergötland - Göteborgs Järnväg, a 222 km long, 891 mm narrow gauge line stretching from Göteborg in the south of Sweden to the main line at Gårdsjö.
VGJ 24 och 25 were delivered in 1911 by Nydqvist & Holm AB (NOHAB) in Trollhättan to the VGJ for express passenger traffic. These were the first narrow-gauge 4-6-0 locomotives, with a maximum permitted speed of 60 km/h.
When the VGJ was nationalised on 1 July 1948 no. 24 became Statens Järnvägar (Government Railways) Class B2p no. 3105. It received a new boiler in 1950 but shortly afterwards was laid up, being bought in 1965 by AGJ, but not steamed again until 2001.
Picture added on 19 January 2008