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Sr2 "Guinea Pigs" of VR-Yhtyma

Welcome to the Sr2 roster page of Finnish Railways! We have collected the complete roster pictures of all the "Guinea Pigs" seen in various assignments. The Sr2 is the true universal loco for Finland as it is in many other countries these powerful LOK2000 program originating beasts can be seen. You can also find rare salad green units on the pictures.

Quick Menu: Roster Pictures * Technical Details for Sr2 * Color Schemes *

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3239 in Ilmala, Helsinki, Finland
Picture above: An attractive red-white-gray color schemed Sr2 number 3239 is dorming outside the Ilmala Helsinki locomotive wash. Picture by John McKey.
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Roster pictures: * 3201 * 3202 * 3203 * 3204 * 3205 * 3206 * 3207 * 3208 * 3209 * 3210 * 3211 * 3212 * 3213 * 3214 * 3215 * 3216 * 3217 * 3218 * 3219 * 3220 * 3221 * 3222 * 3223 * 3224 * 3225 * 3226 * 3227 * 3228 * 3229 * 3230 * 3231 * 3232 * 3233 * 3234 * 3235 * 3236 * 3237 * 3238 * 3239 * 3240 * 3241 * 3242 * 3243 * 3244 * 3245 * 3246 *

Technical details for Sr2 "Guinea Pig" " Marsu" "Möhkö"
-> Type: Sr2
-> Usage: medium to heavy multipurpose locomotive
-> Builders: several, originally built by SLM of Switzerland, then ABB, Adtranz,
Bombardier and Transtech
-> Production dates: 1995 - 2003
-> Numbers built: 46
-> Numbers in use: 46

-> Users: VR-Yhtymä Oy
-> Seen: Finland, sisters in Switzerland, Sweden and Norway, Hong Kong

-> Energy Source: 25 kV 50Hz overhead electric
-> Power output:
-- momentarily: 6100 kW (8294 Hp)
-- continuous: 5000 kW (6705 Hp)
-> Traction motors: AC, one for each bogie
-> Tractive Effort: 280 kN (63'000 lbf), according to some sources 300 kN
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking):
-> Wheel arrangement: Bo'Bo'
-> Wheel diameter: 1100 mm

-> Maximum operational speed where possible: 210 km/h (130 mph)

-> Length: 18,7 m
-> Heigth: 4,3 m
-> Width: 3,0 m

-> Weight: 83 metric tons
-> Max. axle weight 21 tons

Other Associated Pages
  LOK2000 Program Locos of Europe... 
  More Sr2 Pictures on the Finnish RR Gallery... 


Created for 4rail.net by John McKey and Andreas Ehnberg. Pictures by Stanislav Voronin, Ilkka Siissalo, Hannu Peltola, Andreas Ehnberg and John McKey.

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Finnish Railroads Main Page, a great place to start browsing this section.

Junakalusto Class Sm5 on test drive meets Sm4 of VR-Yhtyma in Kerava, just outside Helsinki, Finland
Finnish railroad organizations and railroad operators have their own pages, as well as the largest operator VR-Yhtyma and a newcomer to the field Junakalusto.


While much of the passenger traffic concentrates around the capital Helsinki, you might be interested in the roster pictures of VR-Yhtyma, Junakalusto and the city of Helsinki operator HKL. HKL operates the metro and narrow gauge trams

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 Color Schemes of the Sr2
VR-Yhtyma Sr2s in green and red, Helsinki main, Finland

The lettice Green paint scheme is now applied to all Sr2 locomotives, when their red-white-gray paint wears out. Here a pair of sisters are seen at Helsinki Main, the green 3221 for the second manufacturing batch and the red sister 3219, both wearing their second paint scheme.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

The first green VR-Yhtyma class Sr2, number 3221 at Helsinki Main, Finland

Another camera angle to the 3221 in the harsh Finnish winter.

 

 

 

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3207 at Herlsinki Main, in the background the clock tower under repairs, Helsinki, Finland The beautifully bright red paint scheme contrasts well with the blue-brownish surrounding at the Helsinki Main.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.
VR-Yhtyma class Sr2 number 3214 painted into V-series Ilmala, Helsinki, Finland A sister loco #3214 in the original livery for VR. The first locos were delivered with this scheme, at the time being the first of the new "Intercity" paint application. All the locos 3001 - 3020 were painted over in their middle section with the "VR scheme" white letters on red (see above) after 10 years of use.
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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3201
Sr2 number 3201 at Kerava with an IC2 train

Sr2 numbers 3201 and 3227 at Helsinki main in Finland

SR2 number 3201 is leading an IC2 (two story IC coaching) train past Kerava station.

Picture by Gerry Putz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Sr2 numbers 3201 and 3227 side by side under the roof of Helsinki Main trains shed.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3202
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3202 at Helsinki Main, Finland

VR-Yhtyma class Sr2 number 3202 dirty in Ilmala, Helsinki, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3202 at Helsinki Main, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3202 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 number 3202 with an IC2 train has arrived under the train shed of Helsinki Main station. Next the coaches will be taken to the service and cleaning area in Ilmala, a few kilometers north of the station.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sr2 number 3202 dorming at Ilmala yard between assignments. Obviously the washing machine has been out of order for some time.

Picture by John McKey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another picture of the 3202 under the Helsinki Main train shed. The IC2 coaches have been uncoupled from the locomotive and probably coupled to a sister for another trip opposite direction.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another picture of the unit 3202 under the roof of Helsinki Main.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3203
Sr2 number 3202 at Helsinki main in Finland

The Sr2 number 3203 at Helsinki Main.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3204
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3204 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 number 3204 in winters cold coupling to the IC2 coaches at Helsinki Main.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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VR-Yhtyma Sr2 numbers 3205 and 3225 at Helsinki Main, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3205 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 numbers 3205 and 3225 under the Helsinki Main train shed.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old car transporter cars behind the Sr2 number 3205, the place as above.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3206
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3206 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 number 3206 passing station Kauniainen (the Beauty) on it's way from Turku to Helsinki.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3206 at Ilmala depot with an IC2 train, Helsinki, Finland The #3206 at the Ilmala depot service area with an IC2 train that has just been serviced.

Picture by William McKey.
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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3207
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3207 arriving to Tikkurila, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3207 with a matching red Pendolino of the VR under the roof of Helsinki Main train shed, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3207 at Herlsinki Main, in the background the clock tower under repairs, Helsinki, Finland

The Sr2 number 3207 arriving from the north with a double set of IC and IC2 coaches is slowing down for a stop in Tikkurila, Vantaa, Finland. This is one of the locomotives, which originally had a "V" sign on the side instead of the current "VR", both signifying VR-Yhtyma as a Finnish railway monopoly.

Picture by John McKey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sr2 number 3207 with a matching red Pendolino unit under the roof of the Helsinki Main trains shed.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sr2 number 3207 in front of the famous Helsinki Main station tower being repaired for the moment. The tower is covered with a canvas carrying a picture of it.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3208
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3208 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 number 3208 with a sister 3228 under the icy train shed at Helsinki Main.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

 

 

 


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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3209
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3209 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 number 3209 has been uncoupled from the IC2 coaches and another sister will take them for another journey. As driving trailers are unknown in Finland until 2014, there is always the need to uncouple and couple the locomotive with all the connections at each terminus. There has also been trials to run the IC train with a locomotive at both ends (or even 2 at both ends!) but this seems expensive and a real overkill what comes to the power usage.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

 

 

 


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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3210
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3210 in Ilmala, Helsinki, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3210 in Pasila, Finland

The Sr2 number 3210 is dorming beside the older Sr1 unit 3031. The two units are remarkably same sized, although the technology has improved and the power almost doubled with the Sr2.

Picture by Photo Ranger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sr2 number 3210 with a loong IC2 train is slowing down to make a stop at Pasila, the busiest station in Finland. Notice the salad green business class coach next to the locomotive.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3211
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3211 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3211 besides an Sm4 EMU of the same company. The location is in the Helsinki Main train shed.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3212
Sr2 number 3212 on the Pasila Bridge near Helsinki in Finland

The Sr2 number 3212 in the cold fall morning at the Pasila bridges heading towards the locomotive depot.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3213
VR-Yhtyma class Sr2 number 3213 at Kerava junction under construction, Kerava, Finland

The Sr2 number 3213 takes the IC2 train past Kerava junction track work in 2005.

Picture by Gerard J. Putz.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3214
VR-Yhtyma class Sr2 number 3214 painted into V-series Ilmala, Helsinki, Finland

The Sr2 number 3214 painted into the original "V-series". All the units 3201 - 3220 shared this paint scheme with the sister 3214. Here the unit is seen year 2004 between the assignments at Ilmala yard, Helsinki.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3215
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3215 and Sm2 number 6061 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 number 3215 seen on the bitter cold morning on the point of the IC2 train. Location is the Helsinki Main station with the famous station tower under repairs (the tower is covered with a picture of it just above the first coach).

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3216
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 3216 and and IC2 train in Mantsala Finland

The Sr2 number 3216 with a matching colored IC2 train near Mäntsälä on the high speed track passing a NCC owned quarry. This is one of the few track sections where the top speed of locomotive and coaches can be used in Finland.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3217
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3210 in Ilmala, Helsinki, Finland

The Sr2 numbers 3217 and 3219 are waiting for the new assignments on the low rail volume summer of 2010 outside the Kouvola depot, in Kouvola, Finland.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3218
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 numbers 3218 and 3219 at Helsinki Main, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3218 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 numbers 3218 and 3219 have brought their morning trains to the Helsinki Main and are waiting for the permission to back off to the Ilmala depot.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

















Another view of the unit 3218.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3219
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3210 in Ilmala, Helsinki, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 numbers 3218 and 3219 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 numbers 3217 (at the front) and 3219 (behind) are waiting for the new assignments on the low rail volume summer of 2010 outside the Kouvola depot, in Kouvola, Finland.

Picture by John McKey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sr2 numbers 3218 and 3219 have brought their morning trains to the Helsinki Main and are waiting for the permission to back off to the Ilmala depot.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.


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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3220
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3220 in Tikkurila, Finland

The Sr2 number 3220 leads the rare blue coached train north of Tikkurila in Vantaa, Finland.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3221
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3221 in Ilmala, Helsinki, Finland

The first green VR-Yhtyma class Sr2, number 3221 at Helsinki Main, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3221 in Kirkkonummi, Finland

The Sr2 number 3221 is driving slowly past the Ilmala arrivals yard after it's assignment probably on the tip of the IC/IC2 train. Next the loco will be parked and later serviced and possibly washed.

Picture by John McKey.





























 

 

 

 

 

 

The very first "Sallad green" liveried Sr2 seen at the Helsinki Main station in the light snow and freezing temperatures of -20 degrees centigrade (-5 F).

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sr2 number 3221 is making a stop in Kirkkonummi on it's way from Helsinki to Turku.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

 




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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3222
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3222 at Helsinki Main, Finland

A lonely Sr2 number 3222 dorming during the midday at Helsinki Main.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3223
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3223 at Kerava junction near Helsinki, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3223 at at Helsinki Main Helsinki, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 3223 and and IC2 train in Mantsala Finland

The Sr2 number 3223 is seen here in the curve at the Kerava Junction pulling one of the late evening intermodal freights from the Helsinki metropol area. It seems like this ship load of containers has left no room for the truck trailers, which will follow on the next train two hours later, also pulled by the powerfull Sr2 unit.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sr2 number 3223 at Helsinki Main track 12. The train probably from Turku has arrived to Helsinki and the coaches are ready to dash back there with a similar Sr2 at the other end. Push-pull-operations will obsolidate the locomotive change in the middle of this decade.

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Sr2 number 3223 on the high speed line near Mäntsälä, Finland.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3224
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3224 in Tikkurila, Vantaa, Finland The Sr2 number 3224 with an intercity to Tampere and Seinäjoki in the middle Finland is preparing to stop in Tikkurila, Vantaa. This is a connection place with the Helsinki airport too, so it's an active place even in the early morning light.

Picture by John McKey.
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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3225
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 numbers 3205 and 3225 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 numbers 3205 and 3225 under the Helsinki Main train shed.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3226
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3224 in Tikkurila, Vantaa, Finland The Sr2 number 3226 is rounding a curve at speed at Kerava junction area.

Picture by John McKey.
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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3227
Sr2 number 3227 at Kerava junction under construction, Kerava, Finland

Sr2 numbers 3201 and 3227 at Helsinki main in Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3227 at the Helsinki Main side track

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3227 at Kerava, Finland

This rare picture shows the Kerava junction under construction in 2006. The bridge leads to the high speed track northeast linking Kerava to Lahti, a span of track taht is used on all passenger trips east of Helsinki.

Picture by Gerard J. Putz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sr2 numbers 3201 and 3227 side by side undwer the roof of Helsinki Main trains shed.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3227 at Helsinki Main side track 12. The Sm1 behind is not part of the train as the coupling system is incompatible.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 3227 is dashing by at Kerava station with an IC2 train.

Picture by Gerard J. Putz.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3228
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3224 in Tikkurila, Vantaa, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3208 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 number 3228 coming from north of Finland stopping at Tampere main station on it's journey to Helsinki on the southern coast. The clas Sr2 locos are commonly used on heavy and fast Intercity trains.

Picture by John McKey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sr2 number 3208 with a sister 3228 under the icy train shed at Helsinki Main.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3229
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 numbers 3227 and 3229 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The Sr2 sisters numbers 3229 and 3239 have just finished their morning assignments and are idle at the Helsinki Main terminla tracks.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

 

 

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3230
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 numbers 3216 and 3230 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The rare double headed IC2 seen here at the trains terminal Helsinki Main. The reason for double locmotives is porobably the loco circulation due to service or shortage somewhere on the network and surplus in other places. VR has also been running in 2010 (when the business was still slow and the power available) tests of up to 4 Guinea pigs in one IC2 train! This means that the train is powered by immense 25 MW of power, pretty impressive figure that is hard to match anywhere!

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

 

 

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3231
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3231 and Sm3 unit 7301 at Helsinki Main, Finland

 

A red Sr2 number 3231 contrasting with the sallad green Sm3 Pendolino unit of the VR-Yhtyma. Location is Helsinki Main.


Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3231 at Pasila station, Helsinki, Finland The weather in Finland can be quite a challenge in the winter. Here the first snow has just arrived (you can not yet see piles of snow between the rails) and the passengers are eager to board the warm and comfortable IC2 train.

Picture by John McKey.
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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3232
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3232 in Kerava, Finland

Nowadays a rare combination with an Sr2 and old blue coaching trailing it. This is probably an ecvening train from Imatra headed by the Guinea Pig number 3232.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3233
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3233 in Leppavaara, Espoo, Finland The Sr2 number 3233 zooming past the center of Leppävaara in Espoo, Finland. The long IC2 train is on it's way from Turku to Helsinki.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.
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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3234
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3234 at Helsinki Main, Finland Finished with it's evening assignment on IC2, the unit 3234 has been uncoupled and waiting the IC2 train to head for another journey. The loco itself will be served at the Ilmala yard for the next days assignments.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.
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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3235
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3235 at Helsinki Main, Finland FSr2 unit number 3235s turn to idle at the Helsinki Main terminal track 10.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.
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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3236
VR-Yhtyma class Sr2 number 3236 in Kytömaa, Kerava, Finland

VR-Yhtyma class Sr2 number 3236 in snowy train shed at Helsinki Main, Finland

Finland VR Yhtyma Sr2 number 3236

The Sr2 number 3236 is rounding a curve in the cut in Kytömaa, just north of Kerava junction. Again the assignment for the Sr2 unit is an IC2 train which it has just lead through the high speed section of the Finnish network. Ahead is the arrival at Helsinki Main some 25 minutes later.

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The same Sr2 3236 in a bitter cold winters day under the snowy trains shed of Helsinki Main. The snow gets easily all the way to the shed through ventilation grilles seen a top of the train. Probably the thought was to allow an easy escape for diesel fumes when engines visit Helsinki station. However, today no diesels besides the autocarriers switcher ever visit the place.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sr2 number 3236 beside the Sm1 unit under the roof of Helsinki Main train shed.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3237
VR-Yhtyma Sr2s number 3235 and 3237 at Helsinki Main, Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr2s numbers 3235 and 3237 at Helsinki Main.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.
   

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3238
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3238 at Helsinki Main, Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3238 is making a stop at the Tikkurila station in Vantaa. Tikkurila is the connection point with a bus to the Helsinki international airport, so many long distance trains board/unboard passengers there.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.
   

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3239
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3239 in Ilmala, Helsinki, Finland A rare picture of the Sr2 number 3239 dorming between assignments in the middle of the year 2009 depression. The picture shows well the original Swiss design of the locomotive 2000, minus the lower covers.

Picture by John McKey.
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 numbers 3227 and 3229 at Helsinki Main, Finland The Sr2 sisters numbers 3229 and 3239 have just finished their morning assignments and are idle at the Helsinki Main terminla tracks.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3240
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3240 at Helsinki Main, Finland The Sr2 unit 3240 has just arrived to be coupled with an IC2 train at Helsinki main. Another of the class has brought the train at the busy terminal and been uncoupled is waiting at the other end for the train to clear away in front of it. The IC2 trains will start to receive driving trailers from year 2013 which will make the complicated locomotive changes unnecessary in the winter. Coupling inn the winter with all the ice can be quite a challenge!

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3241
Sr2 3241 at Kerava junction Another kerava junction picture with a "Guinea Pig" number 3241 leading and IC2 train on the main track past the flyaway.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3242
Sr2 3241 at Kerava junction

Sr2 3241 at Kerava junction
The "Guinea Pig" number 3242 is leading a green colored inter city 2 train past Riihimäki station.

Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3243
VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3243 at Helsinki Main, Finland

The IC2 train from Helsinki main to Turku is ready to depart behind the powerfull Sr2 unit 3243.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3244
IC57 with an sr2 number 3244 to Vaasa boarding in Pasila, Finland

Unit 3244 of the Sr2 fleet is taking it's turn in front of the train to Vaasa, here stopping under the Pasila station in Helsinki. Actually the loco goes as far as Seinäjoki, some 400 kimometers from Helsinki, since the last 100 kilometers from Seinäjoki is not electrified and the diesel locomotive with an aggregate car is swithched to lead the train.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3245
VR-Yhtyma class Sr2 number 3245 coming out of the Vuosaari tunnel north entrance in Helsinki, Finland The unit 3245 appears just before the sundown on the northern portal of the shorter Vuosaari harbor tunnel on the tip of a mixed freight. Although the Sr2 units are grossly overpowered for this kind of assignment they have to do the work since the Russian built class Sr1 otherwise more suitable for all secondary work regularly fail inside the humid tunnels. This LOK2000/Sr2 Swiss quality powerhouse has no problems with the humidity.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr2 number 3246
VR-Yhtyma class Sr2 number 3246 in Helsinki, Finland The last Sr2 unit 3246 has arrived to Helsinki for a quick locomotive change for the train. After the woman in red and other passenger have climbed aboard the train and it starts it's journey, the unit 3246 is free to climb to Ilmala for quick service and wait for new assignments.

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