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    Posted: 02 October 2016 at 09:18
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Bodo, lying inside the arctic circle, is the 15th largest city in Norway with a population of almost 40,000.

1. The Norwegian State Railways 3,290 hp class Di 4 comprises only five diesel-electric locomotives built by Henschel. Delivered in 1981, the class is used to haul passenger trains on the Nordland Line and are since 2001 the only revenue diesel locomotives used by NSB.

The Nordland Line (Norwegian: Nordlandsbanen) is a 729-kilometer (453 mi) railway line between Trondheim and Bodo, Norway. It is the longest in Norway and lacks electrification. The route runs through the counties of Sor-Trondelag, Nord-Trondelag and Nordland, carrying a combination of commuter, long-haul passenger and freight trains. From Trondheim Central Station to Steinkjer Station the line is most heavily used, with hourly services by the Trondelag Commuter Rail. There are three branch lines—the Stavne–Leangen Line at Leangen Station, the Meraker Line at Hell Station and the Namsos Line at Grong Station.

The section from Trondheim to Hell opened on 22 July 1882. The next section, initially the Hell–Sunnan Line, opened in stages between 1902 and 1905. The line was lengthened to Snasa Station on 30 October 1926 and then to Grong on 30 November 1929. Construction continued in a slow pace northwards, but was accelerated by the Wehrmacht after the 1940 occupation. The line was built through most of Helgeland and opened in seven stages to Dunderland Station in the next five years. The line then had to be brought up to standards before continuing northwards. It opened to Rokland Station in 1955, to Fauske Station in 1958 and to Bodo Station on 1 February 1962.

This is how I'd have liked to have arrived in the city but it didn't fit our schedule. We flew there from Manchester via Oslo.



2. Bike, Bowie, Bodo


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4. Bodo is known as the city of the sea eagle (also known as the white tailed eagle). We saw none, possibly they were all out at sea as the weather was calm, warm and sunny.


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6. Bodo was granted town status 200 years ago.


7. A city where it's unnecessary to lock your bike.


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Do we have Norwegians around here? The Wikipedia page about Bodo states it "was granted township status in 1816" - don't have a clue what that means, the Wikipedia page about townships doesn't help as it means different things in different places. Do they just mean a settlement?

Maybe I need to go there to investigate this I'm a bit of a nerd with these things I guess....

Back on topic. The Bowie shot is a classic one and the Eagle one is really, really well spotted. Did you leave on the train? Or did you fly back to Manchester?
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Nice portrait of Bodo!
(Unfortunately the text editor at dyxum doesn't allow proper Norwegian oe character.)

Bodo is known for it's windy conditions and important cold-war airbase.
(For those interested in military aircrafts, take a look on this video from last week:
https://www.nrk.no/nordland/filmet-den-unike-starfighter-flygningen-fra-f16-fly-1.13156073
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The city has chosen the slogan "havornbyen" (sea eagle city) for promotion. That explains the art on the wall.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2016 at 11:40
Originally posted by amrep amrep wrote:

The city has chosen the slogan "havornbyen" (sea eagle city) for promotion. That explains the art on the wall.
When I put havornbyen into google translate it came back with Eagle Town - then I thought, is there a difference between town and city in Norwegian and, no, both city and town are translated as by - in English there is a difference, it seem there isn't in Norwegian. Learn something new everyday
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It was warm, sunny and totally calm when we were there! We flew back from Alta but one day I want to travel on the Nordland line.
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Here is a 360° panorama of Bodo, taken from Ronvikfjellet, a hill just north of the city. I've spent many an hour in the city waiting for the ferry out to the Lofoten islands...



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Next time yo go there, Alan, you definitely MUST take the Nordland train from Trondheim. It's one of Europe's most fantastic train rides, whether during the day or during the night (and don't miss the early morning in Saltfjellet when you go north by night).

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the plane in the video was mostly an F 104. I don't read the language so I'm not sure what the point is but I'm always glad seeing a Starfighter in the air.
They should only be photographed flying when they are in their element. Thanks for the vid

Having spent a yr in Alaska I'm always curious of these northern locals, the life and what keeps folks there. I was well under the circle. One thing I notice is how civilized northern towns look, very proper! I recall Alaska still has this Cowboy, Gold Miner, Wild West feel to it.
I think most of the Real Alaska is inhabited by the Indigenous
Really like the Eagle shot, I wondered if it was a cold war remnant. Bowie looks too menacing for me, I'd rather deal w the bird

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