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The express train at Al (Ål) station
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No: 9701   Contributor: Bjorn Ottosen   Year: 1993   Manufacturer: Adtranz   Country: Norway
The express train at Al (Ål) station

Here is an express train (Ål) Al station on the way to Bergen in Bergen railway. (Ål) Al is roughly halfway between Oslo and Bergen, as this is where the change of train driver takes place.

Date of photo is unknown, but I think it was in 1993.
Picture added on 04 November 2010 at 08:13
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Extract from Wikipedia:
"NSB El 18 is a class of 22 electric locomotives built by Adtranz and Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works (SLM) for the Norwegian State Railways (NSB). The class is a modification of the Swiss Federal Railways Re 460 locomotive and built at Adtranz Strømmen in 1996 and 1997. The class remains the only mainline electric locomotive used by NSB, and is predominantly used on some intercity services and all night trains on the Bergen Line, Dovre Line and Sørland Line, as well as some regional trains.
The locomotives are 18.5 meters (61 ft) long and weigh 83 tonnes (82 LT; 91 ST). They have a three-phase asynchronous motors with a maximum power output of 5, 880 kilowatts (7, 890 hp), giving a tractive effort of 275 kilonewtons (62, 000 lbf) and a maximum speed of 200 km/h (120 mph). They have a Bo'Bo' wheel arrangement and regenerative brakes. The exterior was designed by Pininfarina and the cabs are pressure tight. The units are numbered 2241 through 2262."

Added by Peter Langsdale on 04 November 2010.
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