Some Pics from Sweden

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AdurianJ

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A Green Cargo Mail train rolls through Stockholm.
This combination can do 160km/h
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A Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive takes on water at Marielund.
It's on the "Lennakatten" herritage railroad from Uppsala to Faringe.
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X10p narrow gauge train on Roslagsbanan.
The last narrow gauge railroad in Sweden, save herritage lines.
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An X10p last winter on the last stretch before Stockholm East.
Stockholm East is the southern Terminus for the Roslagsbana since 1960.
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An X3p pulling a Herritage train on Roslagsbanan.
This unit was in daily operation until 1993 and was built in 1934.
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An X40 leaving Stockholm Central Station to the south.
These are the only doubble deckers in Sweden.
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A T44 Nohab loco in Piteå the day before Christmas.
It was rather cold, my tripod ballhead froze up.
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andrewjonathon

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These are great pictures. I found it interesting that Sweden is still using trains to transport mail (assuming of course a mail train actually carries mail). After Britain shutdown its network of mail trains a few years ago it is nice to see there is still some mail out there keeping the rails shiny.
 

AdurianJ

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The Mail trains run between the large mail terminals which then service more local terminals. As far as i know no 2nd class mail is flown and even first class mail goes by train between the major cities.
 

Trackside

Plays Well With Others
Cool photo's! I always like seeing train pics from Sweden - such a beautiful part of the world!
 

AdurianJ

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An X60 local commuter train also goes under the name Coradia Nordic in Alstom Brochures.
This one is on track 14 in Stockholm Central Station, tracks 13-16 are local commuter tracks.
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Sollentuna station before daybreak.
This local commuter station is about 10 miles north of Stockholm and is on one of the few lines that has four tracks in Sweden. The outer ones are for fast trains and the inner ones are for freight and local commuter trains with many stops.
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This Herritage railcar is on Saltsjöbanan, these days it's an isolated commuter line eastbound from Stockholm.
It was built as a private line to take people to Saltsjöbaden. These day's ex subway trains is the rolling stock but i won't soil this forum with that. Think light-blue New York subway cars.
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Two X10p meeting in the last climb before Stockholm East.
The trains run on the left side like all trains in Sweden.
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X10p in winter coating :)
Well most trains look like this during the winter, the days are only 3-4 hrs long though so there aren't as many pictures of moving trains during that time.
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An Yp train at Bärby.
This is on the Lennakatten herritage line from Uppsala.
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Rader Sidetrack

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Nice photos!

In the shot of the Herritage railcar on Saltsjöbanan, the single car has two pantographs raised to the catenary. Is that normal, and if so, do you know why?
 

AdurianJ

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Nice photos!

In the shot of the Herritage railcar on Saltsjöbanan, the single car has two pantographs raised to the catenary. Is that normal, and if so, do you know why?
No idea, it is 1910's stock though so there might be a reason.
The only trains i know run with both pantographs up are the Iron ore trains on Malmbanan. That way they don't burn off the cantenary wire.
 




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