Dollartåget, “the Dollar Train”, was a luxury train that SJ ran to northern Sweden during the 1950s and 1960s in partnership with the Swedish Tourist Association (STF). The target group was Americans – hence the nickname.

Carriage 3607 began its life as a second class carriage. In 1956, it was upgraded to first class and given a small bar to be used, among other things, in Dollartåget in the 1950s.

The carriage was probably remodelled considerably and given a larger bar as early as 1964. From 1973, it was further remodelled into a conference carriage and was then given the designation S1.
SJ used the carriage for many years in its special trips, and in the 1990s it was fitted with a large Wild West-style bar. 

In 2017, the interior of the carriage was completely remodelled and it regained 16 of its first class seats, which came from carriage Bo5b 2961. The carriage was given a brand new bar that was the same size as the old Wild West bar, but had a 1950s railway style. The shelves inside the bar come from the 1964 remodel.

The carriage has a sausage cooker, an oven for warming buns and pastries, a sink with hot and cold water, and a coffee maker and water kettle.

The name Sahlin Carriage comes from Mauritz Sahlin, who was Director-General of SJ between 1904 and 1908. In the 1980s, SJ named all of its special and conference carriages after former Directors-General.


KV, 1945


The carriage has 16 seats, but you can fit about 40 people without problems.


23.5 metres


40 tonnes

Maximum permitted speed

160 km/h