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Old February 8th, 2013, 02:15 PM   #101
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Yeah, who would like to buy these old things?

Maybe only some museums, but even then they need to scrap most of the trains...
Well, sadly it's for 3000 V DC, this ER would be a nice adition to Kyiv S-Bahn, that uses some ER9, but Kyiv is a 25 000 V AC city
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Old March 8th, 2013, 02:01 AM   #102
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A nice timelapse video of Tallinn-Paldiski line:

Edit: Unfortunately the video has been removed by the user
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Old March 26th, 2013, 12:54 AM   #103
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Nice photo of Flirt EMU in Keila. Photographed by Keila town government.



Source: https://www.facebook.com/Keilalinn/photos_stream
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 03:16 PM   #104
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The new Flirts for Elektriraudtee at the Małaszewicze terminal (Poland)









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Old April 2nd, 2013, 07:07 PM   #105
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So they will go to Estonia via Belarus?
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:33 PM   #106
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Yes.
The route is: Poland-Belarus-Daugavpils (Latvia)-Riga -Valga-Tallinn

Here's a video a of FLIRT DMU test run


And a current DMU (DR1A) for comparison:

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Old April 26th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #107
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I know I'm spamming the videos a bit but this one is definitely worth watching. The new Stadler FLIRT trains have now gone through "high-speed" testing, reaching speeds up to 170km/h. Mind you, the speed limit for regular service is only 120km/h. So, here's one video by the Youtube user "diiselrong" (yet again) with a 2-car Stadler FLIRT DMU doing 170km/h.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 02:24 AM   #108
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It kinda looks like a sports car. Such a short unit at relatively high speed and with all the vapour
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Old May 8th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #109
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Two fresh videos by me.

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Took few videos today in Järve,Tallinn

First,old ER2T electric train...



...and then new Stadler Flirt DMU 2404.


Unfortunately I packed up my gear too quickly Otherwise I would have also captured Jvv9 catenary construction train. Damn it!
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Old May 18th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #110
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Two more videos taken by me in the evening today:

RVR ER2S 2205/2206 & RVR ET2R 2501/2502


Stadler Flirt EMU 1402


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Old May 23rd, 2013, 11:17 AM   #111
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EVR Cargo terminated contract for purchase of 16 DF7G-E locomotives!



EVR Cargo terminated locomotives purchase contract with Chinese,which would have given them 16 DF7G-E locomotives for 30 million €.
Chinese failed to follow EU bureaucracy and didn't manage to get first locomotive to Estonia in time for testing. This in turn caused delays and Estonians rejected Chinese request for starting supply of remaining 15 locomotives,as first one hadn't even completed TJA testing yet.
As it meant that Chinese failed to follow contract rules,it was terminated and EVR Cargo got it's money back.
Chinese still wish to sell locomotives to Estonia,but now EVR Cargo has opportunity to demand lower price or less locomotives.

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Old June 21st, 2013, 08:16 PM   #112
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Flirt electric trains received permission to operate in Estonia.

Today Stadler Flirt EMU's received legal permits from Tehnilise Järelvalve Amet and trains are now officially allowed to run on Estonian railways & carry passengers.
Flirt EMU's are expected to enter service about one week from now,on 1st July.
Meanwhile Flirt DMU testing continues and DMU's are expected to receive TJA approval in August.

Official announcement by TJA: http://tja.ee/?id=14389
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Old July 28th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #113
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Last Soviet era electric train has been pulled from service and at the moment most (if not all) new Stadler EMU's have arrived to Estonia. Electric train service is now entirely run by new trains. Btw,ironically this hasn't been mentioned in international railways-related press Perfect proof that for bigger half of the world "civilization" ends on Germany's Eastern border. Anything beyond that isn't noteworthy.

Old electric trains have been sold to Latvian company which also owns RVR factory which produced those very same trains. Rumours suggest that old Estonian electric trains will be refurbished and sold to CIS countries.

Passenger trains still run on sparse schedule because of construction works. New schedule will be used since November,so there's good several months of waiting before we get dense schedule using all benefits offered by new trains.

Oh,and all Stadlers (both EMU's & DMU's) will get nicknames.
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And few photos from Tallinn's central train station (yes,again! ).

1310,nicknamed 'Kedder'.
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DMU & EMU coupled together and waiting on a side track.
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Can't remember seeing neither 2318 or 1316 before,so these must have recently arrived to Estonia.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #114
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This page suggests that about half of the EMUs are here and half are to come:
http://est-train.ertas.eu/er/EMUtab.php?lng=est
(not sure how accurate it is...)
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Old July 29th, 2013, 03:08 AM   #115
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Last Soviet era electric train has been pulled from service and at the moment most (if not all) new Stadler EMU's have arrived to Estonia. Electric train service is now entirely run by new trains. Btw,ironically this hasn't been mentioned in international railways-related press Perfect proof that for bigger half of the world "civilization" ends on Germany's Eastern border. Anything beyond that isn't noteworthy.

Old electric trains have been sold to Latvian company which also owns RVR factory which produced those very same trains. Rumours suggest that old Estonian electric trains will be refurbished and sold to CIS countries.

Passenger trains still run on sparse schedule because of construction works. New schedule will be used since November,so there's good several months of waiting before we get dense schedule using all benefits offered by new trains.

Oh,and all Stadlers (both EMU's & DMU's) will get nicknames.
Anyway congratulations, thoose trains loke amazing and tallin is just an amazing city I don´t know how is the railway station nowdays but 2 years ago still looked quite commie... is still like this?
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Btw,ironically this hasn't been mentioned in international railways-related press
Thank you for updating us! Is there news when passenger service will run again across the southern Estonian - Russian border?
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Old July 29th, 2013, 12:55 PM   #117
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The only passenger train that could potentially use it is the Riga - St.Petersburg train but since the Valga-Koidula line is in a terrible condition, this won't happen any time soon.
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The only passenger train that could potentially use it is the Riga - St.Petersburg train but since the Valga-Koidula line is in a terrible condition, this won't happen any time soon.
How about Tallinn-Pihkva, or Tallinn-Moskva via Pihkva instead of Ivangorod?
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Old July 29th, 2013, 01:15 PM   #119
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I didn't even think about Tallinn-Moscow, my bad. AFAIK, during the Soviet occupation there were 2 different Tallinn-Moscow trains: one ran through Narva and the other one through Pihkva. Since we don't need 2 different trains at the moment, the route through Narva is probably more profitable.
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Anyway congratulations, thoose trains loke amazing and tallin is just an amazing city I don´t know how is the railway station nowdays but 2 years ago still looked quite commie... is still like this?

Here's my older update (taken few weeks ago) showing bits of central train station:
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Few photos from Tallinn's central train station.

1402,nicknamed 'Charlottenhof'.
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'Kegel' in the background...
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...And somewhat rare visitor entering station. Speaking of catenary works - they are almost finished within city limits. Old catenary posts still need to be removed between central train station & Lilleküla.
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Sadly half of central train station building is still in awful condition. But as you can see,there have been major changes to station area so maybe one day building also gets refurbished.
Unfortunately station didn't get roof covering platform area during reconstructions,but this might not be big issue as there are plans to build whole new central train station to Tallinn. New station would be located Southeastern part of Downtown,close to Tallinn's Airport. Current station would then be used by local trains only. But it's unlikely to happen before 2020-2025.
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