A 'Swenglish' journey through family photos, notes and postcards from the early 20th century.

2012-03-07

G.004-1 Falköping Ranten (1901)

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Förstoring från vykortet nedan/Enlarged from the postcard below

Falköping – Ranten (1901)
Lindgrens Bok- och Pappershandel (John Swedmark), Falköping
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Till/to: Herr Gustf. Ekman, Storeg., Fristad
Från/from: Oscar

Obg. 3/12 -01

K.B.! [Käre Broder!]

Tack för brefvet! Wore bra du komme så snart möjligt. Behöfver ej taga med häst ty vi kan nu köra Freja. Lös enkel biljett, du måste stanna öfver jul!

Många hälsningar till er alla!
Wälkommen!
I hast, Broder Oscar

Det verkar som om planerna från det föregående vykortet 3.3 fortsätter. Oscars handstil är inte enkel att tyda men att det finns ett sammanhang mellan flera kort i följd underlättar. Liksom plötsliga insikter som att han i vissa ord stavar med “w” i stället för “v”. (wore, wälkommen)

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In English

Odensberg 3/12 –01

Dear Brother,

Thanks for the letter. Please come as soon as possible. No need to bring a horse since we can now use Freja. Buy a one way ticket, you must stay for Christmas!

Many greetings to you all!
Welcome!
In haste,
Brother Oscar

So it seems the plans from the previous postcard 3.3 are moving forward. Gustaf is to come to Odensberg to help his older brother Oscar with some work on his farm. It seems there has been some discussion whether Gustaf would also need to bring a horse (from his father’s farm), but no need for that, since there is now a horse available closer at hand. (Whether Oscar’s own or some neighbour’s?) So Oscar suggests that Gustaf takes the train and stays over Christmas.

1 Falköping Ranten was the first railway station at Falköping, built in the 1850’s. It took its name from a big estate nearby. The area around the station grew to become a sort of suburb and later merged with the town.

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1 Falköping Ranten – Falköping C

Det ursprungliga stationshuset uppfördes 1857-1858 och stationen fick namnet Falköping Ranten eftersom den byggdes en bit ifrån dåvarande staden vid gården Ranten. (Namnet Ranten lär härstamma från det ålderdomliga ordet rant, som betyder jordrygg.)

Stationen var en nyckelknutpunkt i den första statsbanenätet i Sverige. Järnvägen Falköping-Malmö anslöt här till järnvägen Stockholm-Göteborg. Att resa mellan Stockholm och Malmö under 1860-talet innebar byte i Falköping.

Ett tag fanns det två järnvägsstationer i Falköping, nuvarande station i Ranten och en station närmare centrum. Efter 1931 bytte den namn till Falköpings Södra och samtidigt bytte stationen vid Ranten namn till Falköping Central.

Källa: Wikipedia/Falköpings Centralstation

Postcard

4 comments:

  1. It doesn't really look like a railway station, it looks like a suburban neighborhood. So perhaps the station is not even in this particular photo.

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  2. I think I tend to agree with you Ginny. It may possibly be the other side of the station though, seen from the street rather than from the tracks. I've tried searching for other old pictures of it but since this is a rather blurry one, it's hard to tell. My father might have been able to, once upon a time - railways was his specialty!

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  3. As I was reading this my thought was that Freja sounded like a name that Tolkien would use.

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  4. In Norse mythology, Freyja (Old Norse the "Lady") is a goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, war and death.

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