Running with IOREs 2014: Heavy Railroading on Swedish and Norwegian Malmbana

Bonbytes Publishing
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Welcome to the interesting journey on the Swedish and Norwegian Malmbana, heavy railway line like no other in Europe! This book is intended to familiarize you with the line while we go through the several adventures on different chapters of this book. We are not forgetting the lively mining communities, villages scattered here and there, nature and wilderness around the rail line either.

Version 1.5. now has 231 pages on Malmbana and its rolling stock! Other book material also has much more info and many additional stories for you to enjoy. Unusual to Kindle books, this book has over 200 quite large pictures to go along with the story. 

Contents:
0. Welcome!
1. Malmbana, including a map of area
2. Running with IOREs, around 100 pages!
3. Luleå to Gällivare and Kiruna 
4. Technical Details of IORE Locomotives
5. Electric Locomotives Before IOREs
6. Rolling Stock on Malmbana
7. Organizations and Operators
8. Timeline of Malmbana
9. Closing Chapter
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Publisher
Bonbytes Publishing
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Published on
May 3, 2015
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Pages
200
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Industries / Transportation
Transportation / Railroads / General
Transportation / Railroads / History
Transportation / Railroads / Pictorial
Travel / Food, Lodging & Transportation / Rail Travel
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