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Engine Shed no 1 is situated on flat land by the harbour and dates back to the first phase of building the railway line between the ice-free port in Narvik and the iron ore mines in Kiruna. Due to mainly the ravages of WW2 Engine Shed no 1 and a engine repair shed are the sole remaining buildings from the yard's first decade.

Engine Shed no1 is a one storey, long rectangular brick building with a pitched slate roof and two extensions to the north. The roof construction is supported by romanesque buttresses and the brickwork is otherwise simply modulated for discrete decorative effects. Tall arched iron windows let light into the shed and the top part of the gable walls are crow-stepped. Two tracks lead into the shed and inside there are two servicing pits.

In 2002 Engine Shed no1 was given protected status in accordance with the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Act. It is now used as part engine and repair shed as well as for some cultural activities.

Year of construction



Architect Paul A. Due


Norwegian State Railway

Building Type

Engine shed, engine repair shed

Construction System / Materials



Slettjord, Lars: ”Jernbanehistoriske perler langs Ofotbanen”, Fortidsvern 3/2009 pp. 24-25.


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