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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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    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...
  11. Swedish mail train

    Swedish mail train

    I took this photo during last summer vacation in Stockholm. A class Rc locomotive of GC (Green Cargo) with a mail train on the Norrajrnvgsbron. Gijs
  12. No snow on the ground but at least an ICE!

    No snow on the ground but at least an ICE!

    On the last day of the year 2002 a class 406 ICE train set of the DB passes near my home town Renswoude the Netherlands. Although no snow on the ground it still was bitter cold that afternoon. Despite the almost clear blue sky in the background, the sun came from behind the clouds for just a...




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