(originally posted 12/28/11) The joys of modern technology and You Tube! I’ve always wanted to ride in the cab of a train, and what better ride to do it (virtually) on than the famous Norwegian Bergensbanen. One of the wonders of the railway age, the 300 mile track from Bergen to Oslo crosses over the Hardangervidda plateau at 1,237 meters (4,058 ft) above sea level, also known as Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
I came across this last February, when I was starting Curbside Classic, and working 14-16 hour days. I would watch a half hour or so at a time, as a calming and meditative transition from work to sleep. Very effective, and addicting too. I realize not everyone is going to be able to make the ride non-stop. And make sure you put it in full screen. Also, this is a re-mix with electronic music, most of which works well enough. The videos are stacked up after the jump. Happy Journeys!
Part 13 (above) is an edited compilation of the whole trip, so if you’re in a hurry…it’s also is the only one with the actual start in Bergen station, which for some reason is missing from the beginning of Part 1)