NSB class El14

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An accident just north of Tretten on 22nd February 1975 saw El14 2183 on train 351 and El14 2197 on train 404 collide head-on, with 27 fatalities.  The damage to both locos was significant (see photo here); despite this, both locos – doubtless due to the fact that they were less than five years old at the time – did return to service.

Above is a link to a video uploaded to YouTube by user harrunostasj showing a news broadcast in the aftermath of the Tretten accident, involving El14 2183 and El14 2197, in February 1975.