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Date: 01/01/17 07:18
FINLAND: my first train of 2017 (double Allegro)
Author: Stas

Happy New 2017 to all!
Today I decided to give a start of the new year with a brief trainspotting. I walked to Kerava station to take photos of double set of Allegro trains. As you remember, Sm6 Allegro runs between Helsinki and St. Petersburg. And traditionally around the new year time there is increase in tourist traffic from Russia. But this is the first time when VR and RZd did some real change in traditional Christmas time traffic. Until January 8Th Allegro runs in a set of two. The first time.
13:30 was the only time when it is possible to photograph Allegro in the daylight, still using ISO500.

1. Allegro rushing to Helsinki from Russia.

 



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Date: 01/01/17 07:36
Re: FINLAND: my first train of 2017
Author: Stas

2. Another "catch": IS2 train pulled by Sr2 #3230 with Edo #09 driving trailer at the back.
 




Date: 01/01/17 07:43
Re: FINLAND: my first train of 2017
Author: Stas

2. View to Edo driving trailer.
3. After Allegro appeared another Pendolino type - Sm3 rushing from Helsinki.



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Date: 01/01/17 07:46
Re: FINLAND: my first train of 2017
Author: 86235

Nice start Stas, too wet here today. But no snow, in Finland in January?



Date: 01/01/17 07:47
Re: FINLAND: my first train of 2017
Author: GPutz

Kiitos, Stas, for posting these good images.  Gerry 



Date: 01/01/17 07:52
Re: FINLAND: my first train of 2017
Author: Stas

86235 Wrote:
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> Nice start Stas, too wet here today. But no snow,
> in Finland in January?

No, not in Southern Finland. This is, actually, great day - some sunshine. Usually it is much more grey.



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Date: 01/01/17 10:38
Re: FINLAND: my first train of 2017
Author: railcity

Allegro train from Russia is that a Sleeping Car train or just Coaches?? Does train carry diner car?



Date: 01/01/17 11:09
Re: FINLAND: my first train of 2017
Author: 86235

railcity Wrote:
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> Allegro train from Russia is that a Sleeping Car
> train or just Coaches?? Does train carry diner
> car?

Helsinki to St Petersburg is 250 miles, in summer there are four Allegro departures in each direction daily taking about three and a half hours, there is food service.



Date: 01/01/17 14:05
Re: FINLAND: my first train of 2017
Author: lynnpowell

In photos 2 and 4, what are the four appliances connected to the turnout.....two switch machines and two switch heaters???



Date: 01/03/17 08:07
Re: FINLAND: my first train of 2017
Author: Stas

lynnpowell Wrote:
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> In photos 2 and 4, what are the four appliances
> connected to the turnout.....two switch machines
> and two switch heaters???

Yes. And brushes to clean snow and ice. Why double? My guess is because freight traffic is using this line also, or for winter reliability. Pretty much like LAN architecture for reliability :) 



Date: 01/03/17 08:08
Re: FINLAND: my first train of 2017
Author: Stas

86235 Wrote:

> Helsinki to St Petersburg is 250 miles, in summer
> there are four Allegro departures in each
> direction daily taking about three and a half
> hours, there is food service.

Four departures round year.
 



Date: 01/03/17 08:45
Re: FINLAND: my first train of 2017
Author: 86235

Stas Wrote:
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>
> Four departures round year.
>  

Thanks Stas, I was looking in the summer timetable so wasn't sure that the schedule remained the same in winter.



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