|Photographer:||Anders Riis [View profile]||Title:||Ammonia||Added:||Feb 25, 2005|
|S/S Ammonia (railway steam ferry) was built 1929 for Norsk Hydro's ferry-line Mael-Tinnoset at the lake Tinnsjoen in Norway.
Loa 73,45 m, B 10,90 m
Grt 929, Nrt 339, tdw 700
Engines: 2 x triple expansion steam engines, 421 bhp each. Twin screw. 2 oil-fired boilers.
2 tracks, track length 125 m.
In regular passenger traffic until 1985.
Occasionally in freight traffic until 1990.
The railway was closed 1991. Although a preservation of the railway and the 2 ferries (the other M/F Storegut from 1956) failed in 2003, the railway line and the two laid-up ferries is still existing.
At the time of the photograph, may 2001, Ammonia had not sailed for 11 years. The ferry made one single round trip for maintenance purposes. Besides, the ferry played a significant role in the film "Heroes of Telemark" from 1965, starring Kirk Douglas.