Last year the new Swedish private railway company Tågkompaniet took over
some long distance trains from SJ, running to the north of Sweden. One of these
lines is (Luleå-)Boden-Narvik.
Especially for the service to Narvik five panorama coaches have been acquired second-hand from Reisebüro Mittelthurgau. Originally these were used by DB (German Railways) on Rheingold trains between Amsterdam and Basle.
In the picture you can see panorama coach ASF2 203 passing over a bridge a few hundred meters east of the railway station in Narvik. These cars are painted in the green-white livery used by Tågkompaniet. Each car has pictures of an animal common in the Swedish Alps, in this case a moose. The picture was taken on April 2, 2000.
Photo and scan by Jan Nilsson; www