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#21
Two of the photo captions referred to "snow sheds". In North America snow sheds on a mainline are generally associated with potential avalanche locations, but the topography around the sheds in the photos appears to be relatively flat. What is the reason for the snow sheds at those locations?
The snowsheds protect the locations of track switches from snow which can overwhelm switch heaters. Also the final drop down into the Port of Narvik has a significant grade.
 
#22
Two of the photo captions referred to "snow sheds". In North America snow sheds on a mainline are generally associated with potential avalanche locations, but the topography around the sheds in the photos appears to be relatively flat. What is the reason for the snow sheds at those locations?
The Malmbanan is far from flat since it has to pass through the mountain range that runs from north to south on the Scandinavian Peninsula. The location of the snow sheds is Bjørkliden Norway, which is located in a broad valley. The sunny photo with a Dm + Dm3 + Dm set coming out of the snow shed (at the western side of the station) has been taken looking into the valley, while with the other photo with an Iore set coming out of the snow shed (at the eastern side of the station) the mountains are hidden by the dense fog. Both snow sheds are freestanding structures and not attached to the mountainside as would be case for avalanche protection.
 



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