Swedish Railway Museum has been restoring locomotives and carriages since 1998. The aim is to preserve and maintain vehicles of cultural-historical value.
Several people with different skills are involved in the restoration work – a project manager who is also a surface treatment expert, two carpenters who specialise in cabinet making, a smith who is a specialist in thin sheet metal working and surface treatment, a labels and designations expert who also compiles archive material on each vehicle, a technical adviser and a curator.
Restoration is a research and development activity where new questions arise constantly with regard to materials and methods that we need to find answers to. Before a restoration project begins we decide what era is to be preserved and in some cases recreated. The vehicles are also made operable.