Posted: 13 June 2008


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And now for something completely different: A “truly ancient” picture, taken during a student exchange to Finland in 2003. If I recall correctly, I still had an old HP digital camera back then, whose screen drained the batteries so quickly that I practically never used it. Ah, good times.

This is Helsinki Main Station. To the left, you see a class Sm3 Pendolino, a tilting train built in Italy, and the fastet thing you’ll find on finnish rails with a top speed of 220 km/h.

On the right is a Sm1, or to be more precise the unpowered part of an Sm1 which is (in this case) an Eio. They were built from 1968-1973, have a top speed of 120 km/h and are used on Helsinki’s commuter rail system.


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