Change to 1984/1985

When I started running trains and thought about realistic operations I was focussed on the mid-1990's, mainly because I visited Dombås many times during the 1990's. This resulted in the details that are described at operations 1997.

A few years go NMJ started to make very nicely detailed Di3 locomotives in the classic brown colors. This made me think about another era and after some thought I settled on 1984-1985. This was an interesting time, where locomotives could be seen in three colors. I decided to look for details of the timetables around 1984 and was able to get the graphic timetables from the NSB (Ruteordning 133, 3 juni 1984). Like I did for the 1997 timetable I used the data to create a timetable that is little more simplified but keeps the main spirit of the original timetable.

Layout
NSB timetable for June 1984

What makes 1984-1985 very interesting it was a transition time. The two pictures below show that.

The picture to the left is from 1985, it shows the first Di3 in the new red color (Di3.615) and the express train run by an El17 from the first series.

Dombås layout time table (June 1984)

The table below shows the timetable as of June 1984. Not all trains are listed, but it shows the majority of the trains. This list is now used for running trains at my layout.

Type Number Arrival Departure From - To Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Gt 5705 01:05 01:25 Oslo Trondheim X X X X X X
Gt 5257 01:25 02:00 Oslo Åndalsnes X X X X X X
Nt 406 01:25 01:40 Trondheim Oslo X X X X X X X
Nt 356 01:26 Åndalsnes Dombås X X X X X X X
Gt 5707 02:03 02:07 Oslo Trondheim X X X X X X
Gt 5791 02:39 02:39 Oslo Trondheim X X X X X X
Nt 405 03:59 04:14 Oslo Trondheim X X X X X X X
Nt 355 04:10 Dombås Åndalsnes X X X X X X X
Gt 5704 04:13 04:55 Trondheim Oslo X X X X X X
Gt 5711 05:41 05:45 Oslo Trondheim X X X X X X
Gt 5701 06:25 06:28 Sarpsborg Hjerkinn X X X X X
Gt 5281 08:20 Oslo Dombås X X X X
Gt 5702 09:40 09:43 Hjerkinn Sarpsborg X X X X X
Pt 354 10:10 Åndalsnes Dombås X X X X X X
Et 42 11:15 11:17 Trondheim Oslo X X X X X X X
Et 41 12:04 12:06 Oslo Trondheim X X X X X X X
Pt 353 12:10 Dombås Åndalsnes X X X X X X
Gt 5706 13:07 13:10 Trondheim Oslo X X X X X X
Gt 5703 13:48 14:05 Sarpsborg Hjerkinn X X X X X X
Pt 352 13:50 14:10 Åndalsnes Dombås Oslo X X X X X X X
Gt 5282 14:20 Dombås Hamar X X X X X
Pt 351 15:07 15:17 Oslo Dombås Åndalsnes X X X X X X X
Gt 5252 17:00 18:15 Åndalsnes Oslo X X X
Gt 5708 17:10 17:18 Trondheim Oslo X X X X
Gt 5253 17:30 Dombås Åndalsnes X X X
Et 44 18:08 18:10 Trondheim Oslo X X X X X X X
Et 43 19:24 19:26 Oslo Trondheim X X X X X X X
Gt 5710 21:54 21:56 Trondheim Oslo X X X X X
Gt 5258 22:45 23:00 Åndalsnes Oslo X X X X X