Κυριακή, 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Cab riding in the fog

     During the last week weather conditions almost all over Greece have been extreme. Last week i was on the regional train 884, travelling to Kalabaka and i had to chance for a cab ride. The locomotive was the standard ADtranz DE-2000 diesel electric, hauling all the loco-hauled passenger services of the Greek railways. Below the article, there is the video showing extracts of that cab ride. The first scene was shot as our train makes a brief stop at Aliartos station, at Viotia region, under thick fog. A trained trainspotters ear may hear the wheelsliping occuring as the driver activates the air brakes in addition to dynamic braking, as we enter the station. Fog and humidity made the tracks slipery. 
     Right after, we travel through the thick fog at a speed of 160 km/h making our way towards Livadeia station, under extreme caution for obstacles unforseen in this thick fog. Hopefully, the horizon clears as we approach the station. I hope you will all enjoy this video. 

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