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  • SaintsFCFan
    started a topic Photo Assignment: Trains

    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.

  • Sterkoder
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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 :-)

  • Oistein
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    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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  • Ralf__
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    I am enjoying each picture of a Nohab. Kind of perfect design to me.

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  • Sterkoder
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    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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  • kiki42
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    the cute little Petite Train at St Aubins


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  • pakarang
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    Love those old heavy diesel locomotives!

    Packed with power, sound and smell!

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  • Sterkoder
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    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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  • Sterkoder
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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

  • Ralf__
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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
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    Here's #4653 at Åndalsnes earlier this year :-)





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  • Sterkoder
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    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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  • kiki42
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    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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