Photographer's Note

Bergensbanen crossing the Hardangervidda, app. 1200 metes above sea level. The photo is taken during a trip on the Rallarvegen (Rallar road) by bike.
Rallarvegen is the construction road that was built for the railway project "Bergensbanen" in the beginning of the 19th century.
The building of the railway was a big challenge. It had to go through unhostile territory far beyond sea level, in a region with no roads and, in wintertime, huge amounts of snow.
The railway was finished in 1909.
In the beginning of 1900th century more than 200 men worked on the railway road. Rallar was their nickname.

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