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GM diesels at Ängelholm

Posted in Ängelholm, Helsingborg, Sweden by folkestonejack on May 14, 2010

The opening day of Sweden’s first diesel gala started under overcast skies and ran smoothly enough at first, with everything seeming to run to time during the morning.

The Swedish Railway Museum at Ängelholm had arranged a photobus (a SJ-bus from the 1960s) which I joined for the morning, heading to spots at Grevie and Axelstorp to photograph a ballast train hauled by a noisy Tb/DLL diesel locomotive owned by Banverket Produktion/Infranord. It’s fair to say that any thought of a quiet photospot with a handful of photographers soon disappeared as the crowds gathered, but I think it added something different to the atmosphere…

The event featured main line running in and around Ängelholm, Båstad, Åstorp and Helsingborg. After leaving the photobus at midday I headed to Båstad South but things fell apart with the schedule around this time. I wasn’t really sure what happened so abandoned my plans to head further into the middle of nowhere (and didn’t really get the best out of the next few hours). In the end I headed back to Ängelholm and made the most of the event, taking a few nice shots that kept me happy.

In the evening I took a trip into Malmö to see some of the impressive architecture in the city (not least the turning torso) but after a while tiredness took over and I headed back to the station, catching a slowwwww Pågatåg unit back to Helsingborg under cover of darkness.

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