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Railography : Czech Rep : Line 010 Ceska Trebova Area
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Pendo Leaning

After their well publicised problems in January, CD's pendolino units appear to be operating reliably now. 680.003 was photographed leaning into the curve as it accelerated away from Parnik with SC502, the 05:45 Ostrava to Praha SuperCity service on 11 June 2006. Although the pendolinos are booked to cover the 358 km in 40 minutes less than loco hauled InterCity services, little of the difference appears to be due to the tilt as the line is fairly straight most of the way.
Camera : NIKON D2X . . . Focal Len : 52.0 mm (78 mm eq.) . . . Shutter : 1/800sec . . . Aperture : f/6.3 . . . ISO : 200 . . . Original : Digital 12MP NEF