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In Sweden's North, the rail network thins out, and the sole North-South mainline goes deep inland, and the cities along the coast are connected only by branchlines.

It is the rysskräck. One of the main reasons for building the mainline a bit inland was to be able to move troops even if the russians had landed and taken control of the coastal towns.

Actually, to be even more sure an inland track (the green one on the map) was built in time for ww2. After the war it was disused but still exists and has some tourist trains.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Dec 17th, 2009 at 06:07:14 PM EST

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