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Brian’s Finnish Railway Program on tonight in Dublin

At 7:30pm tonight, Thursday 9 March, 2017, I plan to  present my illustrated lecture called Night Trains, Pendolinos, Iron ore, Timber and Trams to the Irish Railway Record Society in Dublin.

This will be delivered at the IRRS premises near Heuston Station in Dublin (opposite the entrance to the car park). I will begin at 7:30pm (1930).

VR’s IC-274 arrives at Oulu, Finland on it’s overnight run to Helsinki. I traveled on this train. Exposed using a Fujifilm X-T1 mirrorless digital camera.

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Timber Train After Midnight

That’s an Eric Clapton Song right?

Shortly after midnight on the morning of 26 July 2015, Dv12 diesels depart Oulu yard with a laden timber train.

I exposed this view thanks to the help of my Finnish friend and railway guide Markku Pulkinnen.

To make the most of the northern sky, and to capture the unusual quality of light, I made contrast and exposure adjustments to the RAW file using Lightroom.

On Thursday 9 March, 2017, I’ll present my illustrated lecture called Night Trains, Pendolinos, Iron ore, Timber and Trams to the Irish Railway Record Society in Dublin.

This will be delivered at the IRRS premises near Heuston Station in Dublin (opposite the entrance to the car park). I will begin at 7:30pm (1930).

Tracking the Light posts everyday!

Locomotive Geometry: Finland’s Class Dv12 in detail.

For more than a half century, Dv12 diesel hydraulics have worked Finland’s 1,524mm gauge lines. (Purists will note that in their first decade this type was classified as Sv12).

During my recent visit to Finland I was delighted to find many of these old diesels still on the move. Some have been painted in the new white with green livery, but others were struggling on in their traditional paint, albeit with a green splotch painted across the front.

The Dv12 is to Finland, what the GP9 was to America, and the 141/181 Class General Motors diesels are to Ireland.

A VR Class Dv12 at the yard in Oulu, Finland. Well-worn, but still working! Exposed with my FujiFilm X-T1 digital camera.
A VR Class Dv12 at the yard in Oulu, Finland. Well-worn, but still working in its traditional paint! Exposed with my FujiFilm X-T1 digital camera.
Builders plate for VR 2533. Exposed with my Lumix LX7.
Builders plate for VR 2533. Exposed with my Lumix LX7.
Modern livery on an old machine. LX-7 Photo.
Modern livery on an old machine. LX-7 Photo.
LX-7 photo.
LX-7 photo.
The trucks are similar to those used by German lass 215-218 diesels.
The trucks are similar to those used by German  lass 215-218 diesels.
VR Dv12 2617 at Oulu. Exposed with my FujiFilm X-T1 digital camera.
VR Dv12 2617 at Oulu. Exposed with my FujiFilm X-T1 digital camera.
Cab detail.
Cab detail.

These are just a few detailed views made of these classic locomotives.

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