Kloten railway with connection to Frövi-Ludvika Railroad.  Ref 1
Kloten railway with connection to Frövi-Ludvika Railroad. Ref 1
Foundries and mines in Bergslagen
Driving with mc to Kloten foundry
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All pictures are my own or photos from info tables and out of the book about Kloten. Fact are fetched from Ernst Wannerdhl's book about TGOJ.

The general road built on the bank of railroad 2009.  Ref 1
The general road built on the bank of railroad 2009. Ref 1
Railway sleepers left from the railroad under the road surface. Ref 1
Railway sleepers left from the railroad under the road surface. Ref 1
The place for the rust oven. Ref 1
The place for the rust oven. Ref 1
The old coal yard. Ref 1
The old coal yard. Ref 1
Kloten, a small old industrial area 22 km east of Kopparberg. Here among small wunderful streams and lakes which give the untouched forest a possibility for bigger wild Swedish animals a chance to survive.
Here Swedish kings have during hundred of years been hunting mainly the elk, the king of forest. In this area, protected by law, in Malingsbo. The small village, Kloten, which from the beginning belonging to Ramsbergs socken. Today a part of Lindesberg. Here the forest earth and earth owning farmers had got together and built a foundry. They got teir ore from Grängesberg, probably which was located the shortest distance 1877. They transported in winter over the lakes by horse and in summer on Långvattnet lake with the help of a steamer named Tärnan pulling barges loaded with ore and coal. The family Heijkenskiöld bought the foundry 1822

Building of the station area. Note that the staion house was already built. Ref 1
The station area. Note that the staion house was already built. Ref 1
and continued to use it. 1872 an English business man, Cassel, organized together with Liljewalch and Tham took over the ownership and running the foundry. Cassel was placed in Sweden when the building of railway Frövi Ludvika. It was common at that time that English experts came to Sweden in order to lead these buildings, and also they invested much money. They understood that in order to generate money the transportations had to be effective and cheap. These two men Tham and Cassel whch wer business men in ore started to buil a connection from Kloten to Frövi - Ludvika 1876. The staion named
Station house in Bånghammar. Ref 1
Station house in Bånghammar. Ref 1
Railrod from Kloten and side rail to the furnace. Note the small hill still left 2009. Ref 1
Railroad from Kloten and side rail to the furnace. Note the small hill still left 2009. Ref 1
The railroad bank on which today raod is bult. Ref 1
The railroad bank on which today raod is bult. Ref 1
Bånghammar, just outside Ljusnersberg. Now the ore could be transported cheap to Koten and also all wood could be taken on return. In the little village a financially strong company was established named Kloten works. It was used as a sub company to buy mines around Grängesberg.  The point was that this ore carried phosphorus and it was not yet possible to clean the ore in a good way. Now two Englishmen Thomas and Gilchrist found a method to clean the ore from phosphorus. Now it became very important to secure tonnage for the railways. Tham got also the task to buy all small railroads when the Frövi - Ludvika was ready built. First the Kloten work was bought by Frovi -  Ludvika railroad and furthermore mines around the Grängesberg field were bought through Tham where the largest mining were. All these mines were gathered unde Grufvaktibolaget Grängesberg. All this were administrated by Kloten Works AB after that all in Kloten were bouhgt from family Heijkensköld. Now there were enough with basis for transports of ore. The impressive fine station house in Kloten, became the office, but now it was too big.
Further on they continued with the foundry in Kloten. It was placed where
Kloten railway station. Ref 1
Kloten railway station. Ref 1
The old foundry area today a fish breeding place. Ref 1
The old foundry area today a fish breeding place. Ref 1
The water pipe which todag leads down to the fish breeding, was formely used by the foundry.  Ref 1
The water pipe which todag leads down to the fish breeding, was formely used by the foundry. Ref 1
today a fish breeding is situated. What can be seen today is only the foundation from the rust oven and part of the buildings which are overtaken by the fish breeder. For working in forest it had since long time made water streams to transport timber. Timber was an important product for Kloten. The system of lakes north Kloten have there outflow northway. The Kloten railway was kept til 1934 and the transportation of timber from the steam saw in Kloten for further transport to England and Germany. Any export of iron was not actual as the production on was small lots, furthermore the furnace was closed 1910. There are different information about the activities in Kloten with
The steam saw and it's storeing area. Ref 1
The steam saw and it's storeing area. Ref 1
Kölsjöns station house in the beginning of 1900. Ref 1
Kölsjöns station house in the beginning of 1900. Ref 1
Kölsjön old stations house 2009. Ref 1
Kölsjön old stations house 2009. Ref 1
timber and ore. In Nyfors there was a rolling mill. Ore was exported but 1880 a strong decrease in business activity and there was no export over Oxelösund. Transports within Kloten area before selling was on the lakes north Kloten. Here there was a steam boat, Tärnan. The most important lake was Långvattnet which had it's outflow north and this was the way over Malingsbo and Hedströmmen. The railroad between Kloten and Bånghammar was therefore very longed for. In Bånghammar the train met the railroad to Frövi or Ludvika. Halfway the station Kölsjön was situated. Here the locomotive got water and met the train on the way to
Locomotives garage in Kloten 2009. Ref 1
Locomotives garage in Kloten 2009. Ref 1
Kloten locomotive. Picture from Railway museum Sweden. Ref 31
Kloten locomotive. Picture from Railway museum Sweden. Ref 31
Old picture of the nicknamed locomotiv "Kloten Goat" Gammalbild av "Klotgeten" from a table in Kölsjön.  Ref 1
Old picture of the nicknamed locomotive "Kloten Goat" from a table outside staition Kölsjön. Ref 1
Kloten. From Kölsjön to Kloten it was 11 km. It was a flat area Från Kölsjön till Kloten, 11 km. There were two locomotives and both were placed in Bånghammar where a locomotive stable was built.
There was also a turntable. In Kloten there was also a locomotive (several locos) parallell stable with a5 m turntable. The locos got the nickname from people. Kloten goat. They were three axled which was necessary because it was high slopes from Bånghammar up to Kölsjön. 1896 Grufaktibolaget Grängesberg took over the concession of Kloten AB for breaking ore and 1899 Kloten was taken over by the state. Railroad and industrial buildings were administrated by Domänverket. Frövi - Ludvika, FLJ, handled the transports. Now what was left was  the steam saw with it's production. 1910 the foundry was closed and the railroad was laid down 1934. After this a forest high school was started in the old station house.

The Kloten railraod with connection to Frövi Ludvika. Ref 1
The Kloten railraod with connection to Frövi Ludvika. Ref 1
Collected pictures from Kloten
With MC to Kloten foundry

Text and pictures Björn Bellander.
Pictures current 2009. 36 pictures
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The locomotive stable in Kloten 2009.
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The rest of the turntable in Kloten in front of the loco stable. It could take 5 m.
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The readybuild station house which also was office for Kloten Works AB.
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Short end of the station house against Kölsjön station.
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Overview map for Kloten railway.
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Stationhouse in Bånghammar Ljusnersberg.
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The way out from Kloten against Kölsjön.
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Kölsjön station early 1990.
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The raod outside Kloten village is built on the railway bank.
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Old Kloten road.
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Industrial area with steam saw and timber store.
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The picture shows the railway aginst Kölsjön and side way to the Furnace.
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Kloten church.
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Info copper plate placed on the station house telling what the has been used for. Today 2009 it is rebuild with apartments for older Kloten people.
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This show when the station railway was built and the station house.

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Situation picture from the station area.
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Overview of the fish breeding place.
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Map over Kloten.
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Picture from 2009 showing the way for railroad and to the right road down to the fish breeding company. The small hill in the middle is still keft though a little lesser.
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The rests of the ground for rust oven. The house behind is today used by the fish breeding and has partly been used by the furnace.
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The water inlet for fish breeding. It is also a level keeper for the lake. This was the old outlet for power.
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The area for coal yard. Today a place for different junk.
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The entrance for fish breeding and also the lower part of rustoven.
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Showing part of the railway bank. One can see tha the old slipers have not been moved away under payment for the road.
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Kölsjön station house.
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Old railway yard in Kölsjön.
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In Kölsjön there were new water streams to level the preceding lake. This water was emptied to Ljusnersberg. There is also a small power station.
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The floodgate at Kölsjön.
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The Loco "Klotgoat"
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Beter picture of Loco.

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