In order to capture history not found in literature or other sources, we conduct interviews with people who can talk about their experiences and memories of the railways.
They talk about vehicles that are no longer used, staff categories that have disappeared, changes in the traffic system and contemporary phenomena and traditions. The results of the documentation efforts are generally published in Swedish Railway Museum's yearbook Spår and sometimes in the Friends of Swedish Railway Museum's magazine Sidospår or in books.
Industrial documentation – how and why?
The book Industridokumentation: hur och varför? [Industrial documentation – how and why?] tries to inspire more people to document modern process industry. Possible collaborations and methods are described in texts and checklists. Companies can find motivation to document and thereby create goodwill and a stronger corporate culture. People who work in the cultural heritage sector and those who are active in associations who would like to preserve our industrial cultural heritage can find support in the chapter on methods. Information can also be found for teachers who are looking to awaken the interest of young people and school pupils.
The book was produced as a collaborative project between the steel industry's professional association Jernkontoret, the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology, the County Museum of Gävleborg, the Swedish National Heritage Board, the Museum of Work, the Centre for Business History, and the Swedish Forest Industries Federation.