Norwegian Railways in Philately

   NORWAY: Trondheim Millennium 06.06.1997  
Click to enlargeOne of two stamps commemorating the foundation of Trondheim as a town in the year 997. In the beginning the town was called Nidaros, and was Norway's first capital, later it got its present name. In the upper right corner a railway track can be seen. It is passing the railway station, and symbolizes together with the ship Trondheim as an important center of communication in this part of Norway. The first railway, the Støren line, came to Trondheim in 1864, but the track on the stamp was not opened until 1884 when a new main station was established on an artificial island at the harbour. Nowadays this station is the point of departure of several main lines; the Dovre railway, the Røros railway, the Nordland railway and the Meråker railway. Trondheim has also its own InterRail Center.

Catalogue Nos.: Sc 1168 / SG 1294 / Mi 1257 / YT / NK 1306

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