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    #31
    Hualamphong Station, Bankok, Thailand

    While we are in southeast Asia, here are a couple of photos of the Bangkok railway station Hualamphong, taken in November 2017.







    The yellow flowers were a tribute to the late King at the time of the Royal Cremation ceremonies.

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      #32
      How wonderful to finally see the railway station on Yangon again - it must have been at least 15 years since my feet walked around there. The only thing that I can remember is the roof-tops.

      Looking through all the photos that you have so kindly shared from Yangon, there is a part of me that really wants to run over and clean up the place, remove trash and give the buildings a fresh coat of paint. I would probably have been arrested trying to do so.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        #33
        - and then off course, my favourite train-station of them all: Hua Lampong.

        I have been there quite often waiting for people to arrive and sending people off to the provinces. Also, in the wee hours of the morning, the Oriental Express train can be seen there.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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          #34
          Drove to Sweden yesterday and in doing so, we had to pass Ulsberg. After passing this station on Dovrebanen railway many times, I decided to drive up to it ant take some pictures.
          I'm very fond of architect Erik W. Glosimodts five station buildings at Dovrebanen; Drivstua, Kongsvold, Hjerkinn, Vålåsjø and Fokstua, but as I like railway buildings, it does not matter who designed them.
          Ulsberg station opened 20. September 1921 (the day before Dovrebanen itself) and was closed and abandoned in 1989.
          Since then, the station has been remotely controlled as a crossing point (parallell lines). The buildings were drawn by architects Gudmund Hoel and Jens Flor and is at 439 meters above sea level.

          Now, it was about time I photographed these buildings, because I heard today that the owner (Bane Nor) want to tear down old railway buildings, and Ulsberg being one of them. It's a sad thing.
          All of Glosimodts buildings has been kept in mint condition and rented out to people wanting to live there. Why not let people buy the buildings?
          Dovrebanen is 100 years in 2021, wouldn't it be a great gift to give this part of the Norwegian railway history a fresh and maintained railway building? I think so, but then again, I'm not in the control of the economy ;-)

          Anyway, we were fortunate to also get a train in one of the frames yesterday as the southbound locomotive EL18 #2250 passed.

          Cargo house
          ​​​​​​SSL26733 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          Main station building
          ​​​​​​SSL26739 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          Dovrebanen is n electrical powered railway line
          SSL26747 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          And here's the southbound El 18
          SSL26748 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            #35
            That's a really cute set of images you shared, mr. S.

            I've never meade the trip to that station either but perhaps I need to do so some day. Thank you so much for sharing these - glad you got a train featured as well!
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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              #36
              A railway company should take care of their history. Therefore they should hand over the building to someone who takes care. Is there no protection as istorical building possible?
              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                #37
                Saturday 2nd March will be Christmas Eve for me.
                Then P&O Cruises arrive with AURORA in Åndalsnes and what do you know, the Norwegian Railway and Train Museum in Hamar will operate their Di.3 loc #642 between Åndalsnes and Bjorli before they return to Hamar Sunday.
                I have always liked trains and railway stations, but never seen a Di.3 after I got a camera as an adult. I have waited for this moment for at least three years.
                First departure of the Di.3 to Bjorli will be at 10:21AM, return to Åndalsnes at 12:40. Second departure at 13:38 with return at 16:20.

                Di.3 #642 is the most beautiful locomotive, and looks like this, if anyone wonder (Photo: Stein Arild Tufte)
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  #38
                  Åndalsnes Railway station, Raumabanen railway 2. March 2019
                  ​​​​​​IMGP1039 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                  ​​​​​​IMGP1041 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    #39
                    Trollveggen station, 54 meters above sea level. Not in use anymore, but maintained and used as a house of culture, music and art. Trollveggen in the background
                    ​​​​​​IMGP1046 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
                    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                      #40
                      Awesome images of an awesome locomotive. Almost look like a sad face, or a disappointed face when you look at the double front windows of it.

                      Trollveggen Station looks impressive beneath that wall of stone. Hopefully, it'll remain in active use and will not be left to rot.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      • Ralf__
                        Ralf__ commented
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                        Wonderful design. I like her very much, too and remembered immediately, that i spotted one in 2012 in Germany:

                        http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...he-world/page5

                        We had a similar and very famous one also in Germany in that period, but somehow the Nohab is more consequently designed...

                        https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DB-Bau...20002-01-c.jpg

                      • Sterkoder
                        Sterkoder commented
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                        Great pictures of the Di.3 you got there, Ralf. Me like a lot :-)

                        Then a little comment on Trollveggen station:
                        This is actually former Romsdalshorn station, opened when Raumabanen was finished in 1924. It got unmanned and just a stop point from 1953 and all stops there came to an end in 1988.
                        In connection with the expansion and maintenance of road E-136, the station were moved to Trollveggen, where you can buy different handcraft products and the station also got a public toilet.

                        http://jernbane.origo.no/-/bulletin/...ref=checkpoint

                        If you feel like it, you can also book a room at Trollveggen station:
                        https://www.booking.com/hotel/no/tro...tasjon.no.html

                        Click in and take a look at the thumbnail pictures. Looks cozy :-)
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