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    Photo Assignment: Trains

    Trains are not something I photograph often, but I do love watching trains of all kinds from heavy haulage to small commuter trains.
    A fascinating thing to watch for me, I'd love to see the huge freight trains the US and Canada has one day.

    This freight train has just left the nearby West Burton Power Station, ironic that the van on the bridge is in fact a concealed speed trap for motorists on the A631 above the tracks.
    Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

    #2
    The steam train which runs from Glasgow to Mallaig, this is my mums name , so couldn't resist taking a photo


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      #3
      Henschel Di.4 #4651.
      This is a tourist train at Raumabanen from Åndalsnes to Bjorli and return. Very popular among the cruiseship passengers during summertime.
      Di.4 was prodused in the stunning number of five (5) in 1980, and they are numbered from #4651 to 4655. These are now the only diesel locomotives in the national railway companys fleet, and one weighs in at 113,6 tons, being set in motion by a General Motors engine of 3.330 HP (2.450 kW) making the locomotive reach its maximum speed of 140 km/h.
      A Di.4 locomotive can only be seen at Raumabanen, Rørosbanen or Nordlandsbanen, as these are not electrified.
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        #4
        Here's #4653 at Åndalsnes earlier this year :-)





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        • Ralf__
          Ralf__ commented
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          These were some of the last lokomotives called Henschel (today the factory is part of Bombardier). They are technically identic with the "ME" of the DSB. They had over 30 of these locomotives:

          http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca...4222882%29.jpg

        • Sterkoder
          Sterkoder commented
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          Yes, but even though they may be tachnically identical, they are not similar in design :-)
          When it comes to design and the look, Di.4 has more in common with El.17, used on the Flåmsbanen.
          And yes, trains are an interesting field to dive into :-D

        #5
        This is a detail shot of one of the boogies underneath Di.4 #4653 at Åndalsnes (Well, actually under one of the passenger cart)

        Here's a CargoNet NSB El.16 built by ASEA. This is #16 2204 waiting for a head on passenger train from Oppdal. This is just before Kongsvoll station on Dovrebanen


        And passing Drivstua station in Drivdalen valley between Kongsvoll and Oppdal


        Last edited by Sterkoder; November 14th, 2014, 20:01.
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          #6
          Love those old heavy diesel locomotives!

          Packed with power, sound and smell!
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            #7
            the cute little Petite Train at St Aubins



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