Norwegian State Railways (1883–1996)

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For the current company, see Norwegian State Railways.
Norwegian State Railways
Government agency
Industry Rail transport
Fate Demerger
Successor Norwegian National Rail Administration
Norwegian State Railways
Norwegian Railway Inspectorate
Founded 1883
Defunct December 1, 1996 (1996-12-01)
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Area served
Number of employees
12,000 (1996)
Parent Ministry of Transport and Communications

The Norwegian State Railways (Norwegian: Norges Statsbaner or NSB) was a state-owned railway company that operated most of the railway network in Norway. The government agency was created in 1883 to oversee the construction and operation of all state-owned railways in Norway. On 1 December 1996, it was demerged to create the infrastructure operator Norwegian National Rail Administration, the train operator Norwegian State Railways and the Norwegian Railway Inspectorate. The name was taken by the train operator, although the infrastructure operator remained a government agency and is the legal successor.

El 15-hauled ore train on the Ofoten Line