Malmköping – The rolling museum and a second home

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I might have told you once or twice about my interest in trams and my involvement in the tramway museum in Malmköping.  Anyway, this weekend I visited Malmköping since we had our annual junior camp-reunion. We had a blast! Around 55 people were active during these two days, since Saturday was a day with extra activities to celebrate the annual Day of Trams. Not only did we offer tours with the trams, we also had two veteran buses that was driving people around Malmköping. Everyone helped with what there skills could offer. Most of the children from the junior camp, where I am a leader, sold tickets on board and guided our guests. I do that too, but I am also responsible for the security on the trams. Then we have of course the people driving the trams and buses, technicians fixing old trams and people cooking food for us. We are like a big family and everyone feel welcome.

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We do not only work all day long, we also have a lot of fun. By looking at the picture to the left, showing my boyfriend, may give you a hint of all the crazy stuff that happens.

I can’t say that I am a huge fan of trams, but I enjoy being in Malmköping and working with trams. Each day I learn something new and my interest is growing. It is no common for girls, especially young girls, to have a hobby that includes trams. The most common member of the Swedish tramway society is typical a man 60+. So we can need as many young people we can find. Therefor is the junior camp so important and I have been a part of them since I was 12 years old. And now I see Malmköping as a second home almost. It is not at all weird that Malmköping feels like home since often whole families are active. My sister and brother are for example also active.

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Malmköping is beautiful in the summer.

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At midsummer we take a tram out on the track and then we eat herring and strawberries.

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My boyfriend is selling tickets to visitors.

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During the camp we organize fun games that involve trams.

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It is truly a family activity. My and my siblings in 2010.

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Weddings can be arranged to. Why have a car when you can go by tram to your ceremony?

Malmköping 8My sister and our friend Katarina.

Kulturnatt Stockholm

Last nigh me and my siblings went into town for the evening and participated in an event called “Kulturnatt Stockholm”. It is an event where they want to pay attention to culture in Stockholm, so a lot of museums were open and special tours and events took place at them. The event started at 6 pm and continued until 12pm. Everything was free and you could easily go by bus or boat to all the places that were open.

Fåfängan

I stared the evening at “Fåfängan”, looking at the sunset and waiting for my siblings.

Spårvägsmuseet

At first we visited the tramway museum in Stockholm to see a theater group guiding us through Stockholm in different times by singing and acting. My siblings saw the opportunity to become construction workers.

LegoNK

The museum also had a cool exhibition where they showed different places in Stockholm, made of Lego. Here is the department store called “NK”.

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After some waiting, due to one of the old busses stopped working, one bus arrived and we could go on a ride through Stockholm. Our first thought was to take the bus directly to Slussen, by my brother thought it would be funnier to go on a longer ride. We ended up sitting on  the bus until it was back at Slussen, after going around the whole town.

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My siblings, having a good time 🙂

 

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All three of us, strange as usual.

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Pretty xD
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My brother’s artistic photo that pictures me and Stockholm by night. 😛

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Say bye-bye to the bus!
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My sister is enjoying both her and my cup of free coffe.

Pasta+godisglassWhen we arrived home after a fun evening my siblings wanted ice that tasted like candy. Lucky for me, I could get some of the left-overs from the dinner, pasta and tomato sauce. This was 11pm xD But I was hungry and the pasta tasted very well!