The Danish Railway Museum has built a working replica of ODIN, Denmark’s first locomotive from 1846. It took 14 years to build, and in September 2018 the locomotive was ready for action.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the summer holidays (29 June–3 August) visitors can experience ODIN at full steam and enjoy a ride in the beautiful old carriages on the museum’s very own railway line. History and nostalgia fill the air when you stand close to the large steam locomotive, enveloped in smoke, steam and the smell of coal.
ODIN does the pulling. It was built from scratch and without the original engine from 1846 as bearing. It is an incredible achievement, as the original ODIN drawings have long since been lost, and the parts are produced by specialist craftspeople.
On the tour, ODIN is the locomotive for two of the museum’s carriages. One is a DJDS C 2 from 1862, one of Denmark’s oldest preserved passenger carriages. The second carriage is the Skovvognen, CC 322, from 1880, the country’s oldest preserved lumber carriage. It was originally built for the Klampenborgbanen line.
Tuesdays: 30 June, 7 July, 14 July, 21 July, 28 July and 4 August
Wednesdays: 1 July, 8 July, 15 July, 22 July, 29 July and 5 August
Thursdays: 2 July, 9 July, 16 July, 23 July, 30 July and 6 August
Departure whistles are every half hour from 10:30 to 15:30 but not at 12:30, when the driver stops for lunch.
A trip lasts about 10 minutes. Rides on the vintage train are free for museum visitors when admission is paid.