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By:Peider SwissTrip
Dates:6/22/2015 - 6/22/2015
Album Info:The Flåm Line (Norwegian: Flåmsbana) is a 20.2-kilometer (12.6 mi) long railway line between Myrdal and Flåm in Aurland, Norway. A branch line of the Bergen Line, it runs through the valley of Flåmsdalen and connects the mainline with Sognefjord. The line's elevation difference is 863 meters (2,831 ft); it has ten stations, twenty tunnels and one bridge. The maximum gradient is 55 o/oo (1:18). Because of its steep gradient and picturesque nature, the Flåm Line is now almost exclusively a tourist service and has become the third-most visited tourist attraction in Norway.
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A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Starting point of Flam Railway is the city of Flam, where cruise ships anchored at the pier of Sognefjorden.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:10:32 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Since 2014 the EL18, a Swiss design Re 460 adapted for Norway, are operating the Flam Railway. Due to this service NSB, National Railway of Norway, changed the color scheme from redbrown to silver and added countryside stickers "See Norway, Take a Train". 2261 has today backup service.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:10:41 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  89   Comments: 1
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Flam Railway coaches are refurbished and have flip-up seats, which is convenient for moving around taking pictures on both sides.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:10:47 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Display in the coach of the 20 km /12 miles long route from mean sea level up to 863.6 meters (2,833 ft).
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:10:54 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  46   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Hareina, first stop after Flam. Leaving station a couple discuss the 55 o/oo gradient the train is approaching. The line has standard gauge and a minimum curve radius of 130 meters (430 ft), and is the steepest standard-gauge railway in Europe.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:11:02 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Construction of the line started in 1924, with the line opening in 1940. The tunnels were the most difficult and time-consuming part of construction. Of the twenty tunnels, machines were only used for two tunnels, the rest were built by hand. Hand-construction was done by drilling up to 4.2 meters (14 ft) through the rock, filling the holes with dynamite and blasting.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:11:10 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  The train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, through 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that many feel like travelling multiple times between the mountain and the fjord. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on the Bergen - Oslo line.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:11:17 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  76   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  The line has a single track only with one crossing station at Berekvam. Uphill train is already at the siding while the downhill train is approaching station.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:11:24 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  53   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  While running at 200 kph /130 mph on standard lines, operating speed on the Flam Railway for the modern EL18 is upwards 40 kph (25 mph), while it is 30 kph (19 mph) downhill.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:11:31 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  63   Comments: 1
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Regular operation with electric locomotives was introduced on 25 November 1944. Today almost 1 million tourists a year take the ride.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:11:39 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  On a rather short distance the train slowly climbs the line of 55 o/oo gradient.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:11:45 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Be careful gentlemen, mind your steps ! The "Huldra", the wood nymph is dangerous: The men feel strong erotic desire for the singing Huldra, which is living in hills and crags of Flam valley. If you follow her, you'll be never seen alive afterwards ! At Kjosfossen Station a short stop on the platform alouds you to follow a Huldra performance and songs in front of the impressive Kjosfossen waterfall by students of the National Ballet School.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:11:52 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  81   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  From May through September, there are nine or ten departures in each direction per day to enjoy the breathtaking landscape.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:11:58 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  43   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Arrival at Vatnahalsen station, where I spent a night at Vatnahalsen Hotel nearby.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:12:06 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  48   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  A train spotters dream ... outlook from Vatnahalsen Hotel on the Flam Railway line. Enjoy your beer or coffee and keep your camera ready !
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:12:17 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  47   Comments: 1
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  View from the Vatnahalsen Hotel with a downhill train passing below through Reinunga station.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:12:26 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  183   Comments: 3
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  A step out on the hotel patio and you get this view in the evening sun. NSB operates 18 of the class EL18, usually on intercity and interregional trains. Since EMU taking up those services more and more, the E18 became the choice for Flam Railway to replace older equipment. Usually four E18 units are operating the daily trains, while one unit makes backup at Flam station.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 5:10:24 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  64   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  The train enters the Toppentunnel and is approaching round the mountain corner the last station Myrdal.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/25/2015 12:31:00 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  51   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Arriving at Myrdal, the final station of the Flam Railway at 863.6 meters / 2,833 ft above mean sea level. On the right the tunnel of the mainline to Oslo.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/25/2015 12:31:10 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Exchange of passengers from Voss to the Flam Railway at Mardal station.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/25/2015 12:31:18 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Catch your luggage and leave for Bergen, as the regional train Oslo to Bergen is ready to leave Myrdal station ... or come back down the line to Flam with more pictures.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/25/2015 12:31:25 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  58   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  In the landmark year of 1924 for Flåmsbana, construction started on the 20.2 km / 12 miles long railway. 20 tunnels were planned, 18 of which had to be carved out by hand. The tunnel work costs one of the navvies (workers) lifes a month. The tunnels totalled 5692 metres. The work force varied between 120 and 220 labourers, depending on the strength of the Norwegian economy. Passenger traffic was allowed starting 10 February 1941, after extra sets of engine-powered brakes were installed on three of the locomotives. The Ministry of Transportation decided to call the new railway line “Flåmsbana”.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/25/2015 12:31:31 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  1944 Flåmsbana Railway was electrified by the Germans during WW II occupation, who completed their new power station at Kjosfossen falls. But the transformers required to operate the electric locomotives were sabotaged with explosives by a Norwegian Resistance group from Oslo. Electrification had to be delayed until 24 November.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/25/2015 12:31:38 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB E18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  At 10.51 km / 6.53 mi down from Myrdal, the line reaches Berekvam Station, located at 344 m / 1,129 ft AMSL. It is the only station to have a passing loop and thus the only location on the line where trains can meet. A train spotter catching the downhill running train from Berekvam Station.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/25/2015 12:31:46 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  The line passes by the waterfall Rjoandefossen, which, with a 140 m / 460 ft vertical drop, is one of the line's main attractions.[
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/25/2015 12:31:53 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  56   Comments: 1
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  After passing Håreina Station, at 48 m / 157 ft above sea level the last part of the Flam Railway is ahead.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/25/2015 12:31:59 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  The six coaches showing the stations along the Flam Railway.
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/25/2015 12:32:07 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Title:  A ride with Flam Railway - Norway
Description:  Down back at Flam station. Another cruise ship is waiting for passengers to proceed through the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. It extends more than 200 km / 130 miles inland to the foot of the Jotunheimen mountains. This area is said to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. >> I hope, you enjoyed the trip on Flam Railway with me. I certainly did and could resist the temptation of "Huldra", the wood nymph !
Photo Date:  6/22/2015  Upload Date: 7/25/2015 12:30:28 PM
Location:  Flam Valley, NO
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  NSB EL18(UNKNOWN)
Views:  50   Comments: 0


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