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    Can anyone recommend a book with really good railroad maps?

    I would recommend these: http://www.steam-powered-video.co.uk/atlas_n_america.shtml The maps helped me a lot while preparing trips to the USA. Gijs
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    Nordkraft Nygård Kraftwerk

    Bil, I am not sure about its purpose, my best guess would be getting tools and spare parts up the incline. For carring people I think that the vehicle is to small. But frankly I have not seen it in operation. Although the rails is a bit rusty, the little vehicle appears to be in good if not...
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    Nordkraft Nygård Kraftwerk

    Last summer (2014) holiday I found this small industrial railway application belonging to the Nordkraft Nygård Kraftwerk, (a hydropower station) along the E6/E10 near Trældal just north of Narvik (Norway), well above the Arctic Circle. No big trains, not even a locomotive is sight nevertheless...
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    The Official Locomotive Rosters & News 2014?

    I hope that the forum owners do not mind adding a link to the competition. In some sort of last ditch attempt to find out more, this is what I found here: http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?2,3278747 See more in particular the entry made on 01/18/14 by EMD5555.
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    The Official Locomotive Rosters & News 2014?

    As I am also on the lookout for the same booklet and have posted similar questions as the starter of this tread on other forums, with the same results: no response at all! Anyway I am still looking for a reliable printed source on roster information of Class II’s and Class III’ railroads, for...
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    Modern Railway Cathedral

    Two more photos which I took on earlier occasions both taken at platform level. The first shows a NMBS class 77 diesel ready to assits a heavy passenger train op the incline at the west side (towards Brussel) of the station. The seccond is a Thalys trainset. Enjoy, Gijs
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    Modern Railway Cathedral

    Modern Railway Cathedral On my way south for a short holiday in October 2012, I had to change trains at the Liège-Guillemins station (Belgium) while waiting for my next train I took the opportunity to take some photos. The Liège-Guillemins station got a complete transformation after a design...
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    A rainy day above the Arctic Circle

    As to Railpictures: I do not have that ambition. But is seems for some it is a kind of holy grail to have photos accepted by Railpictures. Any how, in my opinion good photos can be taken under all weather conditions, provided you know the effects and can incorporate these in your photos...
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    A rainy day above the Arctic Circle

    Do you really need sunshine and clear blue skies on order to take railway photos? I took these three photos in Björnfjell (Norway) early in July 2012 while it was raining cats and dogs. Björnfjell is located along the Ofotbanen/Malmbannan, which has been built for transporting iron ore from...
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    Great day weather-wise, but that's about it...

    Ken, Speaking for my self I can live with the frustrations since they are by far outnumbered by positive experiences. But somehow one tends to remember the frustrations better Anyway here is the opposite of my frustration top ten: 1. Clouds and rain during the weekdays and sunny in the...
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    Great day weather-wise, but that's about it...

    Ken, I know the situation and it can be quite frustrating. But it is all in the game I suppose. Maybe we can make up a top 10 of railway photographers frustrations. Her is mine: 1. Clear skies during the weekdays and clouds and rain in the weekends, 2. A great photo location turns out...
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    Newbie Question

    As to RR or RY, in some instances a company has changed its name after reorganization by simply changing XY&X Railroad (RR) into XY&Z Railway (RY). So The Minneapolis & Rainy River might have gone through a bankruptcy followed by reorganization where Railroad might have changed into Railway. Of...
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    St. Louis, MO?

    Did you try this group: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/StLouisRailfans/ Quite a lot of helpful people over there. They were great while preparing my own trip to St.Louis in 2008. And East St. Louis is not as bad a some wanted us to believe. Valley Junction is a great place as is the...
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    Heavy haul Swedish style

    The Malmbanan is far from flat since it has to pass through the mountain range that runs from north to south on the Scandinavian Peninsula. The location of the snow sheds is Bjørkliden Norway, which is located in a broad valley. The sunny photo with a Dm + Dm3 + Dm set coming out of the snow...
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    Heavy haul Swedish style

    Left: A class T46 heavy duty switcher right: A class V4 light switcher


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