10-18-2012, 02:54 AM
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  • Johan
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One of Norways most known tourist attractions. The extreme railroadline between Myrdal (Bergen Line) and Flåm (village at Aurlandfjord with harbour) descends from 866 m to sealevel, at a lenght of only 20.2 km.
Its the steepest line in Europe with max gradient 0f 5.5 %.

A scary but fantastic experience for sure. Its probably one of the most scenic routes in the world. I have only seen the video of the route and thought i would share with you.





More info.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl%C3%A5m_Line

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 10-18-2012, 04:16 AM
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  • Striky
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Being from Norway, I have driven the Flåms Railroad. It's a beautiful rout.

Being born and raised in Norway, the beautiful nature becomes a part of the daily life. This way its easy to forget to appreciate it. Norway has many beautiful places and scenery, like steep mountains descending into the fjords. If one have the chance to visit Norway, I will recommend it.

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 10-18-2012, 04:18 AM
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very nice Smile

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 10-18-2012, 04:25 AM
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  • Johnny
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I love riding on trains and would love to take that trip. Back in the early 70's I worked for the BRI (Burlington/Rock Island) Railroad, but they were just slow freight trains.

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 10-18-2012, 06:25 AM
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  • Howler
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When I was stationed in Germany, I was amazed at how efficent the the trains were.

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 10-18-2012, 08:39 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(10-18-2012, 02:54 AM)Johan Wrote: One of Norways most known tourist attractions. The extreme railroadline between Myrdal (Bergen Line) and Flåm (village at Aurlandfjord with harbour) descends from 866 m to sealevel, at a lenght of only 20.2 km.
Its the steepest line in Europe with max gradient 0f 5.5 %.

Hi Johan

Thanks for sharing Thumbsup

I will sit-down with Beta son (3 years old) and watch the video, he loves trains...

Take care, Mike

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 10-18-2012, 10:06 AM
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If you like trains, you might want to download the 'documentary' Bergensbanen from NRK; 7½ hours of Norwegian landscapes.

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 10-18-2012, 11:05 AM
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  • Johan
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(10-18-2012, 10:06 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: If you like trains, you might want to download the 'documentary' Bergensbanen from NRK; 7½ hours of Norwegian landscapes.

It actually on Youtube so theres no need to download. :-)
http://www.youtube.com/user/overlaerer1

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 10-18-2012, 01:04 PM
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(10-18-2012, 04:16 AM)Striky Wrote: Being from Norway, I have driven the Flåms Railroad. It's a beautiful rout.

Being born and raised in Norway, the beautiful nature becomes a part of the daily life. This way its easy to forget to appreciate it. Norway has many beautiful places and scenery, like steep mountains descending into the fjords. If one have the chance to visit Norway, I will recommend it.

* Oystein, i think Norway and British Columbia might be very similar.

* Johan, thanks for the video!

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 10-18-2012, 08:36 PM
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  • freddy
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Johan, I have had the good fortune to ride the Flåm railroad line and agree with you that it has to be one of the most beautiful runs in Europe, if not the world.

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 10-18-2012, 11:24 PM
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  • Johan
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Othervise than the incredible beatiful scenery, i believe that this must be one of the greatest engineering and building achivement in northern europe.

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