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#1 mp55aec

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:12

Good live stream video on the Oslo--Bergen line at Finse station, snow in August!

http://www.bt.no/kam...on-2479956.html

Train information can be obtained from (out of interest for any station in Europe!)

http://reiseauskunft...untry=GBR&rt=1


Just remember that Finse is one hour infront of UK time :)
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:46

Checking every now and then with the sound off - only to find the disappearing end of a Freightliner. Rattus norvegicus!

Anyway, here is the standing weather forecast for Finse:

Wet. Rain or snow expected later. Outlook wet.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 16:22

Checking every now and then with the sound off - only to find the disappearing end of a Freightliner. Rattus norvegicus!

Anyway, here is the standing weather forecast for Finse:

Wet. Rain or snow expected later. Outlook wet.


It's very wet there now!! Just connected in time to see a passenger train arrive and depart

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 16:53

Checking every now and then with the sound off - only to find the disappearing end of a Freightliner. Rattus norvegicus!

Anyway, here is the standing weather forecast for Finse:

Wet. Rain or snow expected later. Outlook wet.


Dam wish had seen it,,,not sure if the Cargonet class66's are used on this line or the Norland beyond the arctic circle, :)

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 22:06

So far only an El18 on passenger and a Robel tractor.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:57

Hi all,

Looking at the webcam, and satellite images of the location, what are the sheds over the mainline for? They don't seem to be tunnels...

cheers

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 14:49

Had a look in a few times today - seems to be twinned with Achnasheen.....

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 18:16

Hi all,

Looking at the webcam, and satellite images of the location, what are the sheds over the mainline for? They don't seem to be tunnels...

cheers

Ben A.


I think it is a tunnel, entered through an avalanche shelter - but never having been to Finse, I may be wrong!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:47

I think it is a tunnel, entered through an avalanche shelter - but never having been to Finse, I may be wrong!


If you see a train approaching the tunnel isnt that long about 30meters at most, might be snow or maybe to lull noise of pulling away of heavy braking as the building on the left is a hotel?

Of interest Finse has no road access at all , everything for the hotel is unloaded off one of the passing container trains,,must try an see one day, it also houses a railway museum dedicated to the navvies who built the Bergen line.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 13:04

If you see a train approaching the tunnel isnt that long about 30meters at most, might be snow or maybe to lull noise of pulling away of heavy braking as the building on the left is a hotel?

Of interest Finse has no road access at all , everything for the hotel is unloaded off one of the passing container trains,,must try an see one day, it also houses a railway museum dedicated to the navvies who built the Bergen line.


Yes you're absolutely right, when it wasn't obscured by the weather, I watched an El18 pass through the tunnel and out the other end :O .

Blue sky today, and the platform puddles have almost dried up!

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 14:48

Its not just here where we have delays,,,I viewed one train only too see it was 40 mins late,,,and at 3c bit cold to be waiting there!, Here are a couple more Scandinavian live stream cams to watch and work out the times with the DB depature web page :)

Lindesberg in Sweden--
http://www.lindenytt...ebcam/index.asp

Tynset Norway--
http://www.lindenytt...ebcam/index.asp

Aare in Sweden--
http://www.webbkamer..._are_2_live.php

Enjoy

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#12 mp55aec

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 19:29

If you want a drivers eye view take a look at --



Move to 35mins as its a long video and this is finse, you can if you have time travel from Bergen to Oslo in the can on youtube via 6 films lol.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 17:16

Must be summer in Finse! The snow from last week has all but melted

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:39

Winter has arrived to Finse this morning! If this is their September, then what must December be like?!

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 21:58

Dam wish had seen it,,,not sure if the Cargonet class66's are used on this line or the Norland beyond the arctic circle, :)



Freights on the Bergen line are generally electric hauled. AFAIK EL14s are still the main locos, certainly were in 2008 when I visited Bergen



what are the sheds over the mainline for? They don't seem to be tunnels...
Ben A.


I assume you are looking at Finse Tunnel, opened in 1993 to divert the railway under its most exposed and snow-prone section.

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Finse_Tunnel

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 13:35

Have been looking at this cam for aa while on and off the place looks lovely & quite, today watched this arrive & depart

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the EX601
Finse 15:26 - Hallingskeid 15:38 - Myrdal 15:51 - Mjoelfjell 16:10 - Voss 16:37 - Dale 17:09 - Arna 17:40 - Bergen(N) 17:52

Steve

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:42

some slightly different activity at Finse today
before photo 1 a jcb ran along the line ( on rubber tyres) ahead of this unit,
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which then returned sans jcb.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 13:33

a bit more activity today.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:51

old link deems to hve stopped working try



http://www.bt.no/kam...on-2479956.html

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#20 Cornish Triang Paul

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 17:31

No probs with original link. Saturday - one train every 1/4 past odd hour GMT. EL16s. Lovelly cab ride vid...... .


Edited by Cornish Triang Paul, 29 December 2012 - 18:28 .


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 19:28

Well last train of day to Bergen with 2 " APT-P " s !

 

Snow...... .

 

 

Does somebody with a dog meet EVERY train ??!


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#22 mp55aec

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:55

Im not sure the trains are running there today, the tracks look rather snow bound, in fact ive just seen a guy cross country skiing along the line!



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 16:20

1st train of day 0915 went ok ! Out rest of today but in for 1715 ish .

 

 

 

 

Just checked TT and nothing is showing.....New year's eve or weather suspension ?

 

 

 

Snowing again !


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 16:05

What a find! A friend of mine used to live in rural Norway and the arrival of the train was always a big event. He was mown down in the street by an old lady on a zimmer frame with skis attached. 

 

Is there much freight on the line?



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 19:38

Freight tends to be at night, there is a freight that stops at Finse to unload the stock for the resort to "live" remember this has no road link.