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Date: 02/24/24 22:04
A few from a trip Helsinki to Saint Petersburg in 2017.
Author: CimaScrambler

Four photos from a trip from Helsinki, Finland to St. Petersburg, Russia, in July 2017. 1). Tram outside the train station in Helsinki. We rode these to get from our hotel to the downtown area for sightseeing and restaurants.2). The Allegro train we rode on the trip, preparing to leave Helsinki. 

Kit Courter
Menefee, CA
LunarLight Photography






Date: 02/24/24 22:06
Re: A few from a trip Helsinki to Saint Petersburg in 2017.
Author: CimaScrambler

3 and 4). A couple of Russian locomotives seen after we crossed the border into Russia - taken through the passenger car window, so not particularly sharp.
I know absolutely nothing about the type and power of the engines.  I was just glad to see something along the way besides all the concertina wire at the border.
Edit:  added a third image of a Russian engine taken through the window.

Kit Courter
Menefee, CA
LunarLight Photography



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/28/24 09:17 by CimaScrambler.








Date: 02/25/24 10:50
Re: A few from a trip Helsinki to Saint Petersburg in 2017.
Author: GPutz

Kit, thanks. I don't think you can do that trip now.  Gerry



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Date: 02/27/24 06:19
Re: A few from a trip Helsinki to Saint Petersburg in 2017.
Author: symph1

GPutz Wrote:
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> Kit, thanks. I don't think you can do that trip
> now.  Gerry

Can't, as in it's dangerous, or can't, as in the Allegro service has been discontinued?

I taught in Helsinki in 2012, and wished I had time for a trip to St. P. But I said, oh, I'll do it in the future. Now I wouldn't dare.



Date: 02/27/24 06:24
Re: A few from a trip Helsinki to Saint Petersburg in 2017.
Author: symph1

Please pardon my adding on to someone else's thread. But these fit nicely. Shot in Helsinki, June, 2012.








Date: 02/28/24 09:13
Re: A few from a trip Helsinki to Saint Petersburg in 2017.
Author: CimaScrambler

symph1 Wrote:
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> Please pardon my adding on to someone else's
> thread. But these fit nicely. Shot in Helsinki,
> June, 2012.

Nice addition!

Kit Courter
Menefee, CA
LunarLight Photography



Date: 02/29/24 13:17
Re: A few from a trip Helsinki to Saint Petersburg in 2017.
Author: 86235

CimaScrambler Wrote:
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> 3 and 4). A couple of Russian locomotives seen
> after we crossed the border into Russia - taken
> through the passenger car window, so not
> particularly sharp.
> I know absolutely nothing about the type and power
> of the engines.  I was just glad to see something
> along the way besides all the concertina wire at
> the border.
> Edit:  added a third image of a Russian engine
> taken through the window.

The first is an M62, built by Lugansk. The design dates back to 1964, originally buklt for Hungary. Equipped with a Kolomna two stroke V12.

The second looks like a 3kV DC VL11 (Vladimir Lenin type 11).

And the third looks like one of the universal switcher types, possibly a TEM18.

I took this at Vainkkala on the Finnish / Russia border. The loco is a 2M62, a twin unit version of your M62.



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 02/29/24 13:28 by 86235.




Date: 03/01/24 13:24
Re: A few from a trip Helsinki to Saint Petersburg in 2017.
Author: railstiesballast

What track gauge is used in Finland?
TIA



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