Mariehamn Åland

Another obscure island railway. This shot shows an apparently dual-gauge, hand-operated, sawmill railway in the Sea District of Mariehamn. Åland is a self-governing island group in the Baltic with a status similar to the Channel Islands. This means that duty free alcohol etc. is available on the ferries and that the fares can be unreasonably low. Åland is administered by Finland but Swedish is the main language. This shot shows the railway, which is about 20 metres long, in operating condition. More recent view is available on Google Street View.

Location: Mariehamn Åland

Company: Sjökarteret

Photographer: Charlie Niven

Make contact: Charlie Niven

Date: 13/06/2012

Image number: 61854