December 7 and we return once again to Humppila station. This time to February 1973, at a time when freight trains were still running on the Jokioinen railway and Museum Railway operated museum trains on summer weekends, when there was no freight traffic.

The Move21 diesel locomotive "Karkkilalainen" has come from Forssa to Humppila and after a bit of switching work, it is going to pick up a open VR goods wagon to be transported on a transporter wagon from the wagon loading track next to Humppila dairy. It’s fun to compare the image of the day to the image of the third day of December, taken from the same place, but almost 30 years later.

Next to the firewood canopy is a bicycle of a railwayman who has come to work in the morning. The points have been carefully cleared of snow and the bike has its own parking space cleared of snow. On the right is Humppila's old station, which burned down shortly after the picture was taken on April 18, 1973. The firewood canopy is the only buildings of the photo that still exists. Who would have believed that at the time.

A small diesel locomotive painted orange-yellow in a narrow-gauge yard covered with white snow. On the left a wooden red firewood canopy.
"The Move21 diesel locomotive 'Karkkilalainen' shunts the JR11 guard's wagon towards the wagon loading tracks, from where it is picking up a transporter wagon loaded with VR's open goods wagon. Photo: Vesa Venho, February 1973.