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Welcome to Ilkka Siissalos picture page! Many of the most popular pictures found on this page are taken by Ilkka Siissalo or his wife Sanna Siissalo. Large versions of these pictures are also often found on books and materials for print and web. As the Siissalos travel a lot, the pictures are from all over the Europe and the U.S.   

If you would like to have any of the pictures for use in for example printed media, please send us a notice by form, and we will forward your message to the author.

Below some of the pictures found on this site! 

 Trams of Grenoble, France    

This is one of the most popular pictures for print/web for all times! The view is from the Grenoble University area (France) in 2007. 
 TGV pictures from France  

Another popular picture for print/web of the TGV Atlantique unit 354.

One of the editors choises for the TGV-PSE Lyria units. 

 Pictures from U.S.A. 

 Pictures from Various European Countries  





 Picture of the author in Vainikkala Finland

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Brand new TGV-POS's pose in Paris Gare du Nord for the camera. Almost brand new...the locomotives are new, while the coaches are from the TGV-Resťau sets. Single story trains of 320 km/h serve well the limited numbers of passengers between France and Germany. once the volumes pick up, it's guaranteed that the double decked coaches will be swapped to these units. Picture by Sanna Siissalo 2008.      

A Thalys PBKA number 4243 boarding in Paris-GNO. As 40% more passengers are expected to travel the Thalyses within next 3 years, seventh daily return trip between Paris and Amsterdam will be added beginning March 2008. Picture by Sanna Siissalo 2008. 
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