Skreia Line

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Skreia Line
Kraby railway station.jpg
Kraby Station
Overview
Native nameSkreiabanen
TypeRailway
SystemNorwegian railway
StatusAbandoned
TerminiReinsvoll
Skreia
Stations12
Operation
OpenedNovember 1902
Closed1987
OwnerNorwegian State Railways
Operator(s)Norwegian State Railways
CharacterPassenger and freight
Technical
Line length21.97 km
Number of tracksSingle
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification15 kV 16.7 Hz AC
Highest elevation356.1 m asl
Skreia Line
106.65 km Reinsvoll
(1901)
356.1 m asl
to Eina
Flaten
(1929)
110.58 km Bøverbru
(1902)
Narum
(1929)
115.72 km Kolbu
(1902)
Schjøll
(1929)
branch line to Lena Dairy
120.69 km Lena
(1902)
122.77 km Kraby
(1902)
Smeby
(1929)
125.58 km Bilitt
(1902)
127.11 km Vennevoll
(1932)
128.62 km Skreia
(1902)
160.7 m asl

The Skreia Line (Norwegian: Skreiabanen) is an abandoned railway line between Reinsvoll and Skreia in Toten, Norway. The 21.97 kilometer long single track rail was a branch line from the Gjøvik Line.

History[edit]

The line was opened on 26 November 1902. All the stations and depots were drawn by Paul Due, who used a number of different styles, including Art Nouveau for Lena and Kraby while Skreia was in Dragestil. Originally the idea was that Gjøvikbanen would follow part of the route of Skreiabanen, but this was changed because of major industrial interests in Raufoss and Hunndalen. Passenger traffic was terminated in 1963 while freight traffic continued until 1987.

Rail trail[edit]

In the mid 1990s the track was removed and converted to a Rail trail for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

Lena
Skreia