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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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              #8
              Looking back at old photo albums, trying to find pictures that suit the many different threads we have here.
              I see there has been no posting in this train thread since 2015, so I might have a go with pictures of the most beautiful locomotive I know, the NoHAB Di.3 from our national railway company NSB.
              Pictures taken almost a year ago, 2nd. March 2019 after me getting a tips about the Di.3s appearance at Åndalsnes to take cruise passengers on a charter to Bjorli and back.
              Luckily it was a Saturday, so I didn't have to skip work

              NoHAB Di.3 #3 642, a museum locomotive from Norsk Jernbanemuseum at Hamar, seen here at Åndalsnes station, the end of Raumabanen railway which start at Dombås.
              IMGP1041 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              IMGP1037 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              At Stuguflåten bridge (if you want to consult the map), just before Bjorli
              IMGP1064 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
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                #9
                I am enjoying each picture of a Nohab. Kind of perfect design to me.
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                  #10
                  I used the train Oslo to Åndalsnes a lot around 1972 - 1976, when it was still cheaper by train than airplanes in Norway.
                  Then it was Di3 and the wagons in the photograph that served the Dombås - Åndalsnes section.
                  A fantastic scenery down Romsdalen.
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                  • Sterkoder
                    Sterkoder commented
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                    Not a frequent user of train, but I have used Raumabanen from Åndalsnes a couple of times..., ages ago.
                    I guess those wagons are B3, by far the most widely used wagons in NSB. They had a total of 230 in 16 different versions, used up until year 2000.
                    The sleeping wagons were in use until 2006.
                    This Di.3 and "stålvogner" wagons are in use with the Norsk Jernbanemuseum in Hamar and is used during the cruise season in charter with cruise ship passengers from Åndalsnes to Bjorli and return.
                    All this said, it's Dovrebanen that is kind of "my" railway. Belive it has to do with good childhood memories and the five fantastic station buildings designed by Erik Waldemar Glosimodt :-)

                  #11
                  This is a photo I took last year, in september 2019.
                  It's the train from Trondheim to Oslo, with an EL.18 locomotive on its way up Drivdalen valley between stations Kongsvoll and Hjerkinn, the latter being next.
                  Hjerkinn is the highest point on Dovrebanen railway and it is the third station before the more known Dombås.
                  Dovrebanen is 100 years in 2021 and it will be a celebration centered around Oppdal.
                  ​​​​​​IMGP4260 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                  NSB BM Type 73 #002 at Trondheim station in 2019.
                  These trains/locomotives were built by ADtranz/Bombardier between 1999 and 2001. Out of 16 Type 73 built, 14 is still in service, as is the original 6 Type 73B.
                  All sets were mounted together at Strømmens Værksted.
                  SSL26939 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                  Had a fantastic day at the Norsk Jernbanemuseum in Hamar last summer. I might go there again, with even more time at my disposal.
                  ​​​​​​IMGP3800 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
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                    #12
                    Again i noticed the similarity of the EL.18 locomotive to those ones, which are seen very often in Switzerland. And yes, there is an explanation for that:

                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSB_El_18
                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SBB-CFF-FFS_Re_460

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