Flåm railway (Flåmsbana in Norwegian) is a branch line which connects Bergen railway to Sognefjord. Within the distance of 20 km the line descends from Myrdal at 866 m above sea level to Flåm at sea level. 5.5% maximum gradient is exceptionally steep for a normal gauge adhesion railway. Flåm railway was opened in 1940. Nowadays it is third-most visited tourist attraction in Norway according to Wikipedia.
But why Norwegians try to hide these trains with forest green livery? (I'm glad that the Swiss prefer red.)
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williewhistler (15681) 2013-06-03 12:29
Hello Kari, you are quite correct,the train is very well camouflaged against the towering hillside.It would appear that Spring had yet to arrive when this shot was taken.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-06-03 12:32
very nice shot this is...
beautiful scene..good POV..
excellent colours & contrast..
jemaflor (90005) 2013-06-03 13:13
a good shot about your favorite subject, Good pov and depth, a good and old memory for me, very pleasant and impressive railway through mountains,tfs.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-06-03 23:41
I bet it was very picturesque and scenic ride.
I agree with you the train would look much better painted in some bright,vivid color to make it stand out from the surrounding.Nice capture taken from the train.
Btw.it does not look like the easiest terrain to build railway.
Have a nice day
jhm (145092) 2013-06-04 4:50
What a big work a lot years ago, make a tunnel through these mountains.
Excellent taken with nice perspective and depth, with these train as subject.
What lovely picture, a pleasure for my eyes.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Composition and presentation are excellent made.
Very well done, TFS.
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-06-04 18:14
great timing on this one,with a good composition and pov.lovely note to make the pic more interesting.
marabu61 (9705) 2013-06-06 6:53
Now our trains in Switzerland have been the same green up till the last 10 years or so. Still there are many of the greens around and the red ones (or rather partly red/blue/green) ones are still pretty new.
Having said that, your picture could have been taken as easily in Switzerland as in Norway. Not only does the train resemble the Swiss ones, the nature and the tunnel add a further resemblence to my country to.