THE GOTLAND TRAIN ASSOCIATION
 

THE GOTLAND HESSELBY RAILWAY IN DALHEM



Trains pulled by our steam engine operate on our museum railway during the summer of 2016

 

Timetable for service: Hesselby (Dalhem) - Tule - Hesselby (Dalhem)


Sundays: 5th of June – 28th of augusti,  Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: 29th of June – 20th of August

 

 Departures from Hesselby station:   10.50, 12.40, 14.10, 15.40
 Departures from Roma station:        11.36, 13.27, 14.55, 16.25*   (*= Only to Hesselby station)

 


Ticket prices: Hesselby - Roma - Hesselby (round-trip) Adults SEK 120, children 3-15 years 60 SEK. Tickets for shorter trips and single way tickets is sold on request.

Important information for our visitors:
Our steam engine is over 95 years old. Since it is a delicate piece of machinery, breakdowns may occur. At times it may not be possible to repair the engine until the next day.
On these occasions service is provided by a historical diesel locomotive. We also do this in very dry weather conditions.



Our steam engine "Dalhem" at the Roma station, with coaches SlRJ F 7,  GJ CD 43 and GJ Co 8. Photo: Daniel Åhlén


RENT A TROLLEY

During the summer of 2016 it will be possible to rent trolleys. But only on days when there is no train service.
No rental on Saturdays


THE GOTLAND RAILWAY MUSEUM

 The Hesselby station also features an exhibition of the Gotland railways with trolleys, tickets, photos, uniforms and more. The exhibition is open on  sundays to fridays from the 5th of June to the 28th of August and on all days from the 27th of July to the 20th of August between 11.00 - 16.00


HOW TO FIND THE GOTLAND HESSELBY RAILWAY IN DALHEM OR ROMA

From Visby, follow county road 147 (which terminates at Slite in the east) for about one kilometre. After one kilometre - and you are now east of the “Visbyleden” route (148) - you turn right. The blue road sign will say ”Dalhem 17". 
You will pass through the hamlet ”Endre”, reaching Dalhem shortly afterwards.

Hesselby station is situated in the Dalhem parish, 700 meters south of 
the church which is one of the island’s grandest places of worship. Other sights in Dalhem is the country store museum, ”Dunbodi”. 
If you prefer to travel by bus to Dalhem, take bus service 41 from Visby bus station. It operates daily between Visby and Katthammarsvik.


Roma station is situated in the middle of Roma village. From Visby follow the county road 143 15 kilometers to Roma. Look for a brown roadsign at the left side of the road, with the text "Museijärnväg"  
If you prefer to travel by bus to Roma, take bus service 11 from Visby bus station. It operates daily between Visby and Hemse/Burgsvik.



The railway station of Burgsvik featuring a railbus prior to departure towards Visby. 1947-48.
Post card from the archive of the Gotland Train Association.


THE RAILWAY CAFE

The Railway Cafe, which has both an open-air and an indoor cafeteria, is famous all over Gotland for its tasty and home-made sandwiches and cakes. The Gotland Train Association leases the café to Eva and Ove, who runs the café. The Railway Cafe is open on weekends during the spring and on sundays from 5th of June to 28th of Augusti and every day from the 27th June of July to the 20th of August between 11.00-17.00. Telephone to the Cafe:  +46498-380 43. We suggest that group visits are booked in advance.


GROUPS

During the entire season, groups are of course most welcome on train service days.
On other days, we are happy to arrange for special trains. Such arrangements are subject to a surcharge.
Please book in advance on telephone +46498-380 43 or +46498-509 90.


BECOME A MEMBER OF THE GOTLAND TRAIN ASSOCIATION!

Support the work of the Gotland Train Association by becoming a member. 
Members receive our magazine "Spårstumpen" and free trips on the railway.
The fee for one member (living abroad) 2016: 325 SEK 
Family members (living abroad) pays 375 SEK/year  Permanent members pays 4 000 SEK
 
Our swedish bank giro number is: 271-5043 
IBAN: SE 41 8000 0848 0690 3327 5687 BIC: SWEDSESS


THE GOTLAND TRAIN ASSOCIATION

Dalhem Hesselby 166, S- 622 56 Dalhem, SWEDEN
On the web:
http://www.gotlandstaget.se
E-mail:
info@gotlandstaget.se
Webmasters: Anders Svensson & Daniel Åhlén


GOTLAND-RELATED LINKS

the Attractions of Gotland
the parish of Dalhem 

Gotland.net
, all about Gotland (featuring travel, accommodations and activities)
Destination Gotland
, ferries from Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn to Visby. Shorter journey times because of new high-speed crafts (3 hours and 15 minutes)
The buses on Gotland Timetables of town and county buses. Line 41 goes to Dalhem.
Gotlandic news on the net
(in Swedish)

LINKS TO OTHER RAILWAY MUSEUMS  

the Anten-Gräfsnäs Railway (Close to Gothenburg)
the Bergslagernas Railway Society

Böda forest railwayon the island Öland
the Dal-Västra Värmlands Railway
the Association of the narrow gauge railways Växjö-Västervik
HWJ the Railway Hultsfred-Västervik

the Jädraås-Tallås Railway

the Tram museum of Malmköping
the Nynäshamns Railway museum

the Railway of Ohs
the Swedish Railway society - railway links
the Railway of Risten-Lakvik

the Railway society of Roslagsbanan (in Stockholm)
the Skara-Lundsbrunns Railway

The Swedish Railway museum in Gävle

Swetramway – the Swedish trams on the net

the Upsala-Lenna Railway (at Uppsala)
the Wadstena-Fogelsta Railway
the East Södermanlands Railway


Copyright © The Gotland Train Association 2016
 Last updated: 1st of march 2016

We are very grateful to our translator, Mr Par Isaksson

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